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March 5, 2017

Atomic Books Comics Preview - March 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.


All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1

All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1
by Josh Bayer / Herb Trimpe / Ben Marra

All Time Comics is the beautiful brainchild of Josh Bayer - a sort of alternative superhero mashup where legendary creators (in this case Herb Trimpe with some of his last comic work) team up with fantastic modern artists (in this case the amazing Ben Marra) to tell bizarre superhero stories the likes of which you'll not find anywhere else.


Cinema Sewer #30

Cinema Sewer #30
by Robin Bougie

This new issue marks 20 years of everyone's favorite sleaze cinema zine! And issue 30 features a wealth of great articles, essays, reviews and obscure film recommendations and more! It even comes with a 20 Years Of Cinema Sewer full color pull-out poster.


Family Fun Manual Vol. IV: Rainy Day Craft Projects For When Your Country Has Elected A White Supremacist Who Openly Brags About Sexually Assaulting Women

Family Fun Manual Vol. IV: Rainy Day Craft Projects For When Your Country Has Elected A White Supremacist Who Openly Brags About Sexually Assaulting Women
by Creative Craft Books LLC

This hilarious pamphlet perfectly illustrates what most of rational America goes through on a daily basis. Each craft project starts out perfectly normal, but by the end devolves into distracted fears of what a Trump Presidency means for America and the world.


Presidential Dickerbook: A History Of Dick Moves By Commanders-In-Chief

Presidential Dickerbook: A History Of Dick Moves By Commanders-In-Chief
by Patrick Baker / Elan' Trinidad

This adult sticker book, loaded with Presidential penises for you to affix, looks at some of the biggest dick moves from our Commanders-in-Chief from Washington to Trump. Can you match the penis to the POTUS?


Simply Samuel

Simply Samuel
by Tommi Musturi

Both beautifully psychedelic and intricately constructed, Simply Samuel is a look at individuality, loneliness and the act of living. Mutsuri's art here is, as always, simply stunning.


We Go Out

We Go Out
by Miriam Elia

We Learn At Home

We Learn At Home
by Miriam Elia

These are brilliant parodies of early learning books for children. In We Go Out, Mummy takes her kids Susan and John out for a day trip down a local street to teach her kids about gender, homelessness, public sculpture and luxury redevelopments. In We Learn At Home, Mummy pulls the kids from a "Fascist Scum" school to each her kids at home with a fact-free, feelings-based education.


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.


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


also at Largehearted Boy:

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other Atomic Books Comics Preview lists (weekly new comics & graphic novel highlights)

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Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)


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