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February 5, 2017

Atomic Books Comics Preview - February 5, 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.


100 Manga Artists

100 Manga Artists
edited by Julius Wiedemann

The perfect reference book for manga fans in need of expanding their horizons beyond the typical "anime of the moment" adaptation. This book is loaded with artists to explore.


Junji Ito's Dissolving Classroom

Junji Ito's Dissolving Classroom
by Junji Ito

It's a new collection of horror stories by the Japanese master Ito! Here a teen gets revenge on the world. What teen hasn't fantasized about that? Well, hopefully, most don't have fantasies like these.


Kid Eternity Book 1

Kid Eternity Book 1
by Ann Nocenti / Sean Phillips

One of the lesser-remembered series during Vertigo's Sandman, Swamp Thing, Hellblazer>, Invisibles hey-day gets a much-overdue reconsideration in this new edition.


Sherrywood Forest

Sherrywood Forest
by Kevin Sherry

Popular children's book author Kevin Sherry, for nearly a year, had a weekly comic strip in our local alt-weekly, the Baltimore City Paper (before things started going south financially for the paper). This collects the complete strip with an additional 4 page story of what happened when Kevin went on tour with Dan Deacon, the Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus. Hilarious stuff.


Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail benn@atomicbooks.com. 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.


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