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April 15, 2017

Atomic Books Comics Preview - April 15, 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: Bullwhip #1

All Time Comics: Bullwhip #1
by Josh Bayer / Al Milgrom / Ben Marra

The new issue of the strange and strangely satisfying hybrid comics series by Josh Bayer melds old school and new with oddball action/superhero comics collaborations between Ben Marra and Al Milgrom and Josh's story. The results are nothing short of fascinating.

American Barbarian: The Complete Series

American Barbarian: The Complete Series
by Tom Scioli

A red, white and blue-haired barbarian on a revenge quest against a zombie, mummy, cyborg overlord in a very post-apocalyptic wasteland. Pure fun. Now new in paperback.

Incredibly Strange Films

Incredibly Strange Films
by V. Vale

After years of being unavailable, this Re/Search book is finally back in print. It's your go-to guide for oddball cinema. If you're tired of streaming the same mediocre, uninspired two-star drek, get this valuable resource and see which of these weird films you can find to watch (with the demise of video stores, locating copies of some of these films, legally, isn't going to be easy).

Make Trouble

Make Trouble
by John Waters

Sometimes, the best graduation gift can be wisdom. The one book I traditionally give to all my graduating relatives and friends is Pete Jordan's Dishwasher ( John's Make Trouble is now the second book I give to all the graduates in my life. This pretty hardcover collects his viral RISD commencement speech, complete with illustrations by Eric Hanson. It's the perfect blend of wit, humor, cheer, solid advice and subversiveness. It's the perfect gift to prepare a young grad to face the world. Also, all our copies come signed by John.

World Of Tanks

World Of Tanks
by Garth Ennis / Carlos Ezquerra / P. J. Holden

When adapting the popular online game, World of Tanks, into comic form - this is exactly the dream team line-up of who you'd want to tackle it. The results are explosive - ha, geddit? Lots of intense action. Lots of tank fun.

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

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