February 20, 2017
In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics, graphic novels, and books.
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.
Complete Little Nemo 1905-1909
by Winsor McCay
The only way to really encounter Winsor McCay's hugely influential Little Nemo strips is in an oversized format. This new edition from Taschen comes broadsheet-sized and also includes accompanying biographical and historical information.
Of the many recent deaths of beloved artists, few have engendered as many publications as David Bowie. And Haddon Hall is unlike them all. In this graphic novel, Nejib focuses on a very specific era in the life of Bowie - his transformative time at the Haddon Hall commune where a number of his early hits were written.
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
by Emil Ferris
It is a rare graphic novel where the artwork alone compels you to read it. I mean, actually read it, not just flip through and gaze at the pages. It's even rarer that the story matches up to that artwork. Emil Ferris' debut graphic novel is the best of both worlds - absolutely riveting artwork and a captivating, '60s-era murder mystery set in the form of the diary of a young girl. The best comics debut of the year so far.
Seven to Eternity Volume 1
by Rick Remender / Matteo Scalera
The first story arc of Image's new hit epic fantasy series is collected here. A hopeless band of magic users team up to free their world of an evil god.
In response to the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, on January 21, 2017, five million people (from 82 different countries and on every 7 continents - yes INCLUDING Antarctica) stood up to protest. This book collects images from all around the US and the world, commemorating that historic moment - with publisher Abrams donating proceeds from the book to Women's March affiliated non-profits.
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