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March 18, 2017

Atomic Books Comics Preview - March 18, 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.

American Gods Shadows #1

American Gods Shadows #1
by Neil Gaiman / P. Craig Russell

In advance of the much anticipated TV show based on the same source material, P. Craig Russell adapts Gaiman's hit novel American Gods into comic book format. Shadow Moon gets out of jail to find the life he thought he had waiting for has been obliterated and a questionable employment opportunity from the mysterious Mr. Wednesday.


by Cathy Malkasian

The wonderfully lush art of Malkasian tells the story of a woman leaving her island in search of dreams. Dreams used to come from the city and populate her land, but they're no longer showing up and she aims to find out why.

Gauguin: The Other World (Art Masters Series Volume 5)

Gauguin: The Other World (Art Masters Series Volume 5)
by Fabrizio Dori

The newest installment in Selfmade Hero's Art Masters Series focuses on Paul Gauguin. He discovers paradise and artistic vision in Tahiti, but back home in Copenhagen he has a wife who would rather not have to deal with him, tasked with selling his expensive work in a city that really has little appreciation of it and little fondness for him.

Haunted Love Volume 1

Haunted Love Volume 1
by various

Bringing together the vintage horror comics of Haunted Horror and the strange romance comics of Weird Love - the result is this collected volume of Haunted Love. Includes homages to H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe.


by Brad McGinty / Brian Smith

This oversized, hardcover, full color book collects the often grosso comics focusing on the disgusting toys that annoyed parents everywhere - Madballs. It's a fun, modern update on a nostalgic classic.

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.

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