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January 28, 2017

Atomic Books Comics Preview - January 28, 2017

In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics, graphic novels, and books.

Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. He also runs the Mutant Funnies Tumblr.

Atomic Books has been named one of BuzzFeed's Great American Bookstores, as well as one of Flavorwire's 10 greatest comic and graphic novel stores in America.

Forbidden Brides Of The Faceless Slaves In The Secret House Of The Night Of Dread Desire

Forbidden Brides Of The Faceless Slaves In The Secret House Of The Night Of Dread Desire
by Neil Gaiman / Shane Oakley

Admittedly, Neil Gaiman isn't writing as many comics as he used to (or as many as his fans wish he would). Fortunately, he's cool with people adapting some of his prose into comics. Here, the result is this beautiful, dark and comical send up of gothic lit.

Mae Volume 1

Mae Volume 1
by Gene Ha / various

Gene Ha delivers and intense, Through The Looking Glass, all-ages fantasy adventure.

Unquotable Trump

Unquotable Trump
by R. Sikoryak

Every day, it gets increasingly difficult to see how we are going to get through the next four years. But projects like these make it momentarily bearable - a collection of actual Trump quotes with him drawn into classic comic covers delivering them.


by Joan Cornella

There are few things funnier and as offensive at the same time as Cornella's brightly colored, transgressive gag comics. If you need or expect trigger warnings as you navigate life, you'll want to avoid this. For everyone else - this book is heeelarious and so, so wrong.

Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail If there’s a comic I should know about, send it my way at Atomic, c/o Atomic Books 3620 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211.

Atomic Books & Benn Ray links:

Atomic Books website
Atomic Books on Twitter
Atomic Books on Facebook
Benn Ray's blog (The Mobtown Shank)
Benn Ray's comic, Mutant Funnies

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