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July 24, 2017

Atomic Books Comics Preview - July 25, 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.

Death Knight and the City in Stasis

Death Knight and the City in Stasis
by Jimmy Giegerich

Jimmy Giegerich of Fight Frogs and Executioner and Friend fame delivers a deliciously awesome mix of hack and slash fantasy and grosso-horror.

Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek: The Next Generation

Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek: The Next Generation
by Joshua Chapman

In 1990, Joshua Chapman was an 11 year old who decided to keep a guide to the aliens of Star Trek: The Next Generation. As he continued to keep the guide through his teenage years, a hilarious profile of an awkward school kid wrestling with adolescence and life begins to emerge.

Kill All Monsters Omnibus Volume 1

Kill All Monsters Omnibus Volume 1
by Michael May / Jason Copland

You either enjoy giant robots fighting giant monsters or you don't. If you do, May and Copland's comics collection is the greatest thing to come along since Pacific Rim. If you don't, well, no one can help you.

Matinee Junkie #4

Matinee Junkie #4
by Jordan Jeffries

Jordan's Matinee Junkie is a movie-based diary comic. Structured around him seeing 50 movies in 2016, there are also real life events like him getting married, the disastrous 2016 American presidential election and more. A new Matinee Junkie is one of those events I really look forward to every year as it just keeps getting better and better. I'm not sure why a publication hasn't snatched Jordan up yet for its film section.

Songy Of Paradise

Songy Of Paradise
by Gary Paradise

This ridiculously beautiful book by comics genius Gary Panter retells the temptation of Christ in the desert by Satan but replaces Jesus with a hillbilly. I could read a whole New Testatment's-worth of this work.

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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Benn Ray's blog (The Mobtown Shank)
Benn Ray's comic, Mutant Funnies

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