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May 19, 2017

Atomic Books Comics Preview - May 19, 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.


Bar Napkin Jukebox

Bar Napkin Jukebox
by Nolen Strals

Artist and musician Nolen Strals (Post Typography, Double Dagger) has been hanging out in bars and using a fancy brush pen to capture poignant lyrics from songs being played on the jukebox onto bar napkins. Why he brings his brush pen to bars in the first place is anyone's guess, but if he didn't, we wouldn't have these great snippets of been there-ness.


Estrellita Mia Spring 2017 (International Edition)

Estrellita Mia Spring 2017 (International Edition)
edited by Leonardo Casas

This international edition of the Chilean art and culture zine features a lot of great work to gaze at. And the text is in English!


Magical Twins

Magical Twins
by Alejandro Jodorowsky / Georges Bess

An epic fantasy quest from the mind of the director of Holy Mountain.


Prince: The Coloring Book

Prince: The Coloring Book
edited by Darius James

Break out the purple crayons and let's go crazy.


Prodigal Rogerson: The Tragic, Hilarious, and Possibly Apocryphal Story of Circle Jerks Bassist Roger Rogerson in the Golden Age of LA Punk, 1979-1996

Prodigal Rogerson: The Tragic, Hilarious, and Possibly Apocryphal Story of Circle Jerks Bassist Roger Rogerson in the Golden Age of LA Punk, 1979-1996
by J. Hunter Bennett

This book tells the fascinating story of the mysterious Circle Jerks founding bass player Roger Rogerson who stole the band's van, disappeared and returned 13 years later to demand that they reunite before suddenly dropping dead.


Rise Of The Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax And The Creation Of D&D

Rise Of The Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax And The Creation Of D&D
by David Kushner / Koren Shadmi

What Steve Jobs did for home computing and people susceptible to cult-like thinking, Gary Gygax did for the world of the fantasy role playing game. You are given a first person perspective into this graphic novel biography of the creator of Dungeons & Dragons. Bring your own 20-sided dice, cuz you never know when you'll need to roll.


Wordplay

Wordplay
by Ivan Brunetti

We have now officially seen it all! Former transgressive underground cartoonist Brunetti has delivered a kids book which introduces children to compound words. Yup. You read that right.


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)

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists

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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