Monday, July 18, 2016

New Releases - 07/20/16

New comics coming to Atomic Books this week. Most new comics go on sale on Wednesday AM. Quantities are limited. Some titles go fast.
A-Force #7 (Marvel)
Adventures Of Supergirl #6 (DC)
Agents of SHIELD Vol. 1: Coulson Protocols (Marvel)
All New Wolverine #10 (Marvel)
American Vampire Vol. 8 (Vertigo)
Aquaman #3 (DC)
Astonishing Ant-Man #10 (Marvel)
Batman And The Birds Of Prey Rebirth #1 (DC)
Batgirl Vol. 2: To The Death (DC)
Batman #3 (DC)
Betty And Veronica #1 (Archie)
Black Hammer #1 (Dark Horse)
Black Road #4 (Image)
Black Widow #5 (Marvel)
BPRD: Hell On Earth #143 (Dark Horse)
Brickleberry #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #29 (Dark Horse)
Casanova Acedia #6 (Image)
Chew #56 (Image)
Clean Room #10 (Vertigo)
Complete Chi's Sweet Home Vol. 3 (Vertical)
Dark Horse Presents 2014 #24 (Dark Horse)
Darth Vader #23 (Dark Horse)
Deadpool And Mercs For Money #1 (Marvel)
Dept. H #4 (Dark Horse)
Doom Patrol Book 2 (Vertigo)
Elasticator #5 (Scout)
Fantasy Sports Vol. 2 (Nobrow)
Forgive Me Father #2 (Creature)
Geis Matter Of Life And Death (Nobrow)
Green Arrow #3 (DC)
Green Arrow By Kevin Smith (DC)
Groo: Fray Of The Gods #1 (Dark Horse)
Hellblazer Rebirth #1 (DC)
Henchgirl #9 (Scout)
Hi Fructose #40 (Hi Fructose)
Howard The Duck Complete Collection Vol. 3 (Marvel)
Huck (Image)
Hunt #1 (Image)
I Hate Fairyland #7 (IMage)
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #15 (DC)
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 1 (DC)
Island #9 (Image)
Joe Golem Occult Detective Vol. 1 (Dark Horse)
Justice League #1 (DC)
Last Man Vol. 5: The Order (:01 First Second)
Lucifer #8 (Vertigo)
Luke Cage Avenger (Marvel)
Lumberjanes #28 (Boom)
Madballs #4 (Lions Forge)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #5 (Boom)
Nighthawk #3 (Marvel)
Norman #2 (Titan)
Once Our Land #1 (Scout)
Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #8 (Marvel)
Plutona (Image)
Prophet Earth War #5 (Image)
Rai #15 (Valiant)
Replica Vol. 1 (Aftershock)
Rumble #12 (Image)
Scooby Apocalypse #3 (DC)
Second Sight #6 (Aftershock)
She Wolf #2 (Image)
Simpsons Comics #231 (Bongo)
Snotgirl #1 (Image)
Spider-Man #6 (Marvel)
Spider-Man Deadpool #7 (Marvel)
Squadron Supreme #9 (Marvel)
Star Wars #21 (Marvel)
Star Wars: Obi-Wan And Anakin (Marvel)
Superman #3 (DC)
Superman Action Vol. 7 Under The Sun (DC)
Tales From The Darkside #2 (IDW)
Thunderbolts #3 (Marvel)
Ultimates #9 (Marvel)
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl And Great Lakes Avengers (Marvel)
Uncanny X-Men #10 (Marvel)
United States Of Murder Inc. Vol. 1: Truth (Marvel)
Usagi Yojimbo #156 (Dark Horse)
Velvet #15 (Image)
Wandering Star Omnibus (Dover)
Wolf #9 (Image)
Worry Doll (Dover)
   
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Book Trailer: Before The Fall

The official book trailer for Noah Hawley's (Fargo) new novel, Before The Fall.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer Reads - 2016

Atomic Books' staff recommends some summer reading picks.
The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir by D. Watkins
No writer alive tells stories from the stoop like East Baltimore native D. Watkins does. Following 2015's essential The Beast Side, The Cook Up eschews nostalgia while weaving through past and present narratives of race, masculinity, money, and more. In an epoch where elites still shrug off the reality of marginalized folks, Watkins' prose makes everyone a witness. -Caitlin

The Girls by Emma Cline
The Girls is Emma Cline's addictive first novel, loosely based on the lives lived and crimes committed by followers of Charles Manson. It packs the sort of florid prose a diarist would employ in a struggle to precisely negotiate memories with language not designed by the powerful to fully encompass trauma. Turning the male gaze of books like The Virgin Suicides inward and focusing on relationships between women, Cline presents an impressionistic vision of the consequences of patriarchy. -Caitlin

Grunt: The Curious Science Of Humans At War by Mary Roach
Pop science writer Mary Roach always selects interesting subjects and makes them even more fascinating in her explorations of them and makes them hilarious and entertaining in the way she writes about them. There is a lot of unexpected science involved in training, outfitting and preparing our military. -Benn
But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman
I've never been entirely sure that Klosterman is, politically speaking, on our side. It could be the sometimes reactionary nature of his cultural observations, but pondering that while reading his prose is as much fun for me as it is considering the questions (or "hypertheticals") he poses to his readers. We live in uncertain times. So how do we know what we know is right? Will future generations see us as idiots or assholes or worse? Enjoy an edible (where legal, check the serving size) and consider these questions with Klosterman. -Benn

The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock
The long-awaited new novel (seriously, I feel like I am constantly waiting for books like these to arrive) by the author of Devil All The Time delivers on its dark, gothic promise. Desperate and dim characters are on a collision course in this comic, gritty, and gorey novel set in the early 1900s. -Benn

A Hundred Thousand Worlds by Bob Proehl
Imagine Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny fell in love and had a kid when they were filming the X-Files. Then, mix that with Chasing Amy, cosplay culture, the world of comic conventions and DC and Marvel Comics, some personal tragedy, and a lot of 4th Wave (Millennial) Feminism, and you have this fun mash-up of a novel. I can't think of a more summer read-y summer read. -Benn
Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan / Cliff Chiang
This is one of those trades that you can't put down because once you get to the last page you hop on the Internet to figure out when the next issue is out. Then you read all the fan theories. Then you write your own fan fiction. This has a strong compelling story about badass paper delivery girls set in the 1980s. I wouldn't anoint this as your typical sci fi story either, it's set in a touchable reality in the same vein as an episode of Black Mirror or the Twilight Zone. 10/10 would and will read again and again. -Sun

Preacher by Garth Ennis / Steve Dillon
If you're watching and enjoying the mess of a show that is AMC's Preacher (and I'm doing both), you may want to check out the source material - loaded with bizarre characters, ultra-violence, and '90s-era offensiveness. There are six books in all, and they are wildly fun and different enough from the TV show that you won't feel like you're retreading covered ground. -Benn

Smart Blonde: Dolly Parton - A Biography by Stephen Miller
For those who want to study up for that summer vacation to Dollywood! -Joleen
Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk by John Doe / Tom DeSavia
Under The Big Black Sun isn't just they history of the legendary band X, it's also the history of the West Coast punk scene (1977-1981) as told not only by one of the most important figures in it, but by a host of other voices as well, including Henry Rollins, Mike Watt, Jane Wiedlin, Dave Alvin, and many more. It's the story of the gritty back alleys among all the "Sex and Dying in High Society." -Benn

Weird Love: I Joined a Teen-Age Sex Club by Bob Powell / various
This is the perfect campy beach read. The stories are ridiculous and awkwardly bawdy in a way only a 1940s-60s romance comic can deliver. Read about an envious lion tamer, a woman who dresses up as alter egos for her cheating boyfriend, and of course, wicked women who have no choice but to live with unrequited love. The misogyny is absurd and the devious women are my favorite. This collection will appeal to both friends who love rom coms and those friends who hate rom coms. -Sun

Witness To The Revolution - Clara Bingham
"Brothers and Sisters / I wanna see a sea of hands out there. / Let me see a sea of hands. / I want everybody to kick up some noise. / I wanna hear some revolution out there, brothers / I wanna hear a little revolution. / Brothers and sisters, the time has come / For each and every one of you to decide / Whether you are gonna be the problem, / Or whether you are gonna be the solution. / You must choose, brothers, you must choose. / It takes 5 seconds, 5 seconds of decision. / Five seconds to realize that it's time to move. / It's time to get down with it. / Brothers, it's time to testify and I want to know, / Are you ready to testify? / Are you ready? ..." -Testimonial, The MC5
If the words above from the MC5 move you (and they should), then this might be the perfect historical summer read for you. Given the turbulent times of our era, it feels somehow contextualizing to read this oral history of another turbulent era - this one taking place 50 years ago. -Benn

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New Comics - 07/13/16

New comics coming to Atomic Books this week. Most new comics go on sale on Wednesday AM. Quantities are limited. Some titles go fast.
Abe Sapien #35 (Dark Horse)
Action Comics #959 (DC)
Adventure Time #54 (Boom)
Agents of SHIELD #7 (Marvel)
All New X-Men #11 (Marvel)
Aquaman Vol. 2: To Serve And Protect (DC)
Archangel #2 (IDW)
Bloodshot Reborn #15 (Valiant)
Boulets Notes Vol. 1: Born To Be A Larve (Soaring Penguin)
Bravest Warriors Vol. 7 (Boom)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 Vol. 5: Pieces On The Ground (Dark Horse)
Civil War II #3 (Marvel)
Civil War II Amazing Spider-Man #2 (Marvel)
Civil War II Choosing Sides #2 (Marvel)
Conan The Slayer #1 (Dark Horse)
Daredevil #9 (Marvel)
Daring Adventures Of Supergirl Vol. 1 (DC)
Dark Knight III #5 (Collectors Edition) (DC)
DC Bombshells #15 (DC)
DC Bombshells Vol. 1 (DC)
DC Bombshells Vol. 2 (DC)
DC Elseworlds Justice League Vol. 1 (DC)
Deadpool #15 (Marvel)
Descender #13 (Image)
Detective Comics #936 (DC)
Doctor Who 10th Year Year Two #12 (Titan)
Eye Of Majestic Creature Vol. 3: Time Clock (Fantagraphics)
Flash #2 (DC)
Goldie Vance #4 (Boom)
Grumpy Cat Vol. 2: Grumpy And Pokey (Dynamite)
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps. Rebirth #1 (DC)
Harrow County #14 (Dark Horse)
Heavy Metal #281 (Heavy Metal)
Hip Hop Family Tree #11 (Fantagraphics)
Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 4: 1984-1985 (Fantagraphics)
I Am Legion (Humanoids)
Insexts #6 (Aftershock)
Kabuki Library Vol. 3 (Dark Horse)
Love Addict: Confessions of A Serial Killer (Top Shelf)
Lumberjanes Gotham Academy #2 (Boom / DC)
Magic Whisle Vol. 3 #2 (Alternative Comics)
Milo Manara's Gullivera (Humanoids)
Mirror #5 (Image)
Monstress Vol. 1 (Image)
Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice Vol. 2 (Super Genius)
New Avengers #13 (Marvel)
New Super Man #1 (DC)
Nightwing Rebirth #1 (DC)
Ninjak #17 (Valiant)
Old Man Logan #8 (Marvel)
Osamu Tezuka: A Life In Manga And Anime (Stone Bridge Press)
Our Patterned World: A Beautiful Coloring Book (IDW)
Pink Panther #2 (American Mythology)
Power Man And Iron Fist #6 (Marvel)
Prometheus Life And Death #2 (Dark Horse)
Revisionist #2 (Aftershock)
Rick And Morty: Lil Poopy Superstar #1 (Boom)
Rocket Raccoon And Groot #7 (Marvel)
Rough Riders #4 (Aftershock)
Sabrina #6 (Archie)
Scooby Doo Where Are You #71 (DC)
Sheriff Of Babylon Volume 1: Bang Bang Bang (Vertigo)
Sherlock: A Study In Pink #2 (Titan)
Southern Bastards Vol. 3: Homecoming (Image)
Spider-Woman (Marvel)
Spongebob Squarepants Comics #58 (United Plankton)
Strayer #5 (Aftershock)
Tasteful Temptations: Erotic 3D Photography (Shh)
Teen Titans Go Vol. 2: Welcome To The Pizza Dome
Terra Flats #1 (Press Gang)
Titan #3 (Study Group)
Totally Awesome Hulk Vol. 1: Cho Time (Marvel)
Vile #1 (Study Group)
Vision #9 (Marvel)
Wacky Raceland #2 (DC)
Wandering Island (Dark Horse)
Web Warriors #9 (Marvel)
Wicked And Divine #21 (Image)
Wolverine: Old Man Logan Vol. 1: Berzerker (Image)
Wonder Woman #2 (DC)
Wonder Woman By Greg Rucka Vol. 1 (DC)
Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #9 (Valiant) 
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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

New Comics - 07/06/16

New comics coming to Atomic Books this week. Most new comics go on sale on Wednesday AM. Quantities are limited. Some titles go fast.
A Horse, A Crow And A Hippo Walk Into A Bar (Kilgore Books)
A-Force Vol. 1: Hypertime (Marvel)
Absolute Preacher Vol. 1 (Vertigo)
Adventure Time Vol. 9 (Boom)
Adventure In The Rifle Brigade (Image)
Adventures of Supergirl #5 (DC)
Amazing Spider-Man #15 (Marvel)
Amazing Spider-Man Worldwide Vol. 2 (Marvel)
Aquaman #2 (DC)
Baltimore: Empty Graves #4 (Dark Horse)
Batman #2 (DC)
Batman 66 Meets Steed And Mrs. Peel #1 (DC)
Baman: Arkham Knight Vol. 2 (DC)
Batman: The Road To No Man's Land Vol. 2 (DC)
Black Science #22 (Image)
Bob's Burgers #13 (Dynamite)
Bob's Burgers Vol. 3: Pan Fried (Dynamite)
Captain America Sam Wilson #11 (Marvel)
Chavo Guerrero's Warriors Creed #2 (Lion Forge)
Cinema Purgatorio #3 (Avatar)
Civil War II: Kingpin #1 (Marvel)
Civil War II: X-Men #2 (Marvel)
Cook Korean: A Comic Book With Recipes (Ten Speed Press)
Cosmic Be-ing #2 (Kilgore)
Daredevil Punisher #3 (Marvel)
Daredevil Vs. Gambit #2 (Marvel)
Discipline #5 (Image)
Elf Cat In Love (Retrofit)
Empress #4 (Marvel)
Fifth Window (Kilgore Books)
Fix #4 (Marvel)
Flintstones #1 (DC)
Future Quest #2 (DC)
Giant Days #16 (Boom)
Green Arrow #2 (DC)
Green Arrow Vol. 8: The Nightbirds (DC)
Green Lanterns #2 (DC)
Hellbound Lifestyle (Retrofit)
Injustice: Gods Among Us Year 5 #13 (DC)
Invader Zim #11 (Oni)
Invincible Iron Man #11 (Marvel)
Justice League Rebirth #1 (DC)
Kim And Kim #1 (Black Mask)
Level Up (Square Fish)
Marvel's Doctor Strange Prelude #1 (Marvel)
Monster Bash #27 (Creepy Classics)
Moon Knight #4 (Marvel)
Nailbiter #23 (Image)
One Punch Man Vol. 7 (Viz)
Paid For It (Kilgore)
Paper Girls #7 (Image)
Powerman (Kilgore)
Punisher #3 (Marvel)
Renato Jones One Percent #3 (Image)
Revenger And The Fog #2 (Oily)
Scarlet Witch #8 (Marvel)
Scarlet Witch Vol. 1: Witches Road (Marvel)
Shadow And Light Vol. 3 (Eurotica)
Sheriff Of Babylon #5 (Vertigo)
Sick (Secret Acres)
Silver Surfer #5 (Marvel)
Spider-Woman #9 (Marvel)
Spidey #8 (Marvel)
SSBII (Albatross Funnybooks)
Star Wars: Han Solo #2 (Marvel)
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #4 (Marvel)
Stray Bullets: Sunshine And Roses #16 (Image)
Superman #2 (DC)
Superman: The Coming of the Superman #6 (DC)
Superzero #6 (Aftershock)
Throwaways #1 (Image)
Tokyo Ghost #8 (Image)
Totally Awesome Hulk #8 (Marvel)
Unfollow #9 (Vertigo)
Vote Loki #2 (Marvel)
Walking Dead #156 (Image)
Weird Love #13 (IDW)
 
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

New Comics - 06/29/16

New comics coming to Atomic Books this week. Most new comics go on sale on Wednesday AM. Quantities are limited. Some titles go fast.
4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #2 (Black Mask)
All New All Different Avengers #11 (Marvel)
Amazing Spider-Man And Silk: Spiderfly Effect #4 (Marvel)
Angela Queen Of Hel: Journey to Funderworld (Marvel)
Art Ops #9 (Vertigo)
Astro Boy Omnibus Vol. 4 (Dark Horse)
Batman And Robin Eternal Vol. 2 (DC)
Black Panther #3 (Marvel)
Black Science Vol. 4: Godworld (Image)
Captain America: Steve Rogers #2 (Marvel)
Captain Marvel #6 (Marvel)
Civil War 2: Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel)
Coloring DC Wonder Woman (DC)
Daredevil Punisher #2 (Marvel)
Dark Knight 3: Master Race #5 (DC)
Darth Vader #22 (Marvel)
DC Super Hero Girls Vol. 1: Final Crisis (DC)
Dirk Gently: A Spoon Too Short #5 (IDW)
East Of West #27 (Image)
Einstein (Nobrow)
Empty Zone #9 (Image)
Extraordinary X-Men #11 (Marvel)
Fables: The Wolf Among Us Vol. 2 (Vertigo)
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas #2 (IDW)
Fun Family (Top Shelf)
Grayson Annual #3 (DC)
Haunted Horror #22 (IDW)
Hillbilly #1 (Albatross Funnybooks)
Indoctrination #1 (Z2)
Jade Street Protection Services #1 (Black Mask)
Jem And The Holograms #16 (IDW)
Judge Dredd #7 (IDW)
Jughead Vol. 1 (Archie)
Jupiter's Circle Vol. 2 (Image)
Jupiter's Legacy Vol. 2 #1 (Image)
Legend #2 (Z2)
Legendary Star-Lord Vol. 3: First Flight (Marvel)
Lobster Johnson: Metal Monsters of Midtown #2 (Dark Horse)
Mae #2 (Dark Horse)
Mermaid Wonders: A Mindful Coloring Book For Adults (IDW)
Micronauts #3 (IDW)
Mockingbird #4 (Marvel)
Ms. Marvel Vol. 5: Super Famous (Marvel)
Muse (Humanoids)
My Little Pony: Friends Forever #30 (IDW)
Our Lady Of Birth Control (Soft Skull Press)
Plutona #5 (Image)
Rick And Morty #15 (Boom)
Saga Vol. 6 (Image)
Sex #29 (Image)
Sick (Secret Acres)
Spider-Man Deadpool #6 (Marvel)
Starve #10 (Image)
Swamp Thing: Trial By Fire (Marvel)    
Sweetness #1 (Z2)
Teen Titans Annual #2 (DC)
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #9 (Marvel)
Uncanny X-Men #9 (Marvel)
Venom Space Knight Vol. 1: Agent Of The Cosmos (Marvel)
Vision Vol. 1: A Little Worse Than Man (Marvel)
X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #5 (Marvel)
 
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New Comics - 06/22/15

New comics coming to Atomic Books this week. Most new comics go on sale on Wednesday AM. Quantities are limited. Some titles go fast.


18 Days Vol. 2: Heroes And Legends (Graphic India)
Action Comics #958 (DC)
Adventures Of Supergirl #4 (DC)
Anna And Froga: Out And About (Drawn and Quarterly)
Aquaman #1 (DC)
Archie #9 (Archie)
Batman Arkham Killer Croc (DC)
Bitch Planet #8 (Image)
Black Road #3 (Image)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #28 (Dark Horse)
Captain America Sam Wilson #10 (Marvel)
Carnage #9 (Marvel)
Civil War II Choosing Sides #1 (Marvel)
Creepy Comics #24 (Dark Horse)
Cry Havoc #6 (Image)
Dark Corridor Vol. 1 (Image)
DC: The New Frontier (DC)
Deadpool: Dracula's Gauntlet (Marvel)
Deadpool Vs Gambit #1 (Marvel)
Dept. H #3 (Dark Horse)
Detective Comics #935 (DC)
Doctor Strange #9 (Marvel)
Drinky Crow Drinks Again (Fantagraphics)
Flash #1 (DC)
God Is Dead Vol. 8 (Avatar)
Grumpy Cat And Pokey #5 (Dynamite)
Harley Quinn #29 (DC)
Harley Quinn Vol. 3: Kiss Kiss Bang Stab (DC)
ID (Image)
Irene Vol. 6 (Hic And Hoc)
James Bond #7 (Dynamite)
James Bond Vol. 1: Vargr (Dynamite)
Little Shoppe Of Horrors #36
Looney Tunes #231 (DC)
MAD Magazine #540 (DC)
Madballs #3 (Lions Forge)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #4 (Boom)
Mighty Thor #8 (Marvel)
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #8 (Marvel)
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF (Marvel)
Ms. Marvel #8 (Marvel)
Nighthawk #2 (Marvel)
Northlanders Book 1: The Anglo Saxon Saga (Vertigo)
Nyx Complete Collection (Marvel)
Over The Garden Wall #3 (Boom)
Power Man And Iron Fist #5 (Marvel)
Rai #14 (Valiant)
Red Sonja Vol. 3 #6 (Dynamite)
Red Thorn #8 (Vertigo)
Red Wolf: Man Out Of Time (Marvel)
Rumble #11 (Image)
Scarlet Witch #7 (Marvel)
Scream Magazine #36
She Wolf #1 (Image)
Simpsons: Comics Colossal Compendium Vol. 4 (Bongo)
Snowfall #5 (Image)
Star Wars Force Awakens #1 (Marvel)
Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Vol. 1 (Marvel)
Teen Titans #21 (DC) 
Totally Awesome Hulk #7 (Marvel)
Ultimates #8 (Marvel)
Uncanny Avengers #10 (Marvel)
Usagi Yojimbo #155 (Dark Horse)
Web Warriors #8 (Marvel)
Wonder Woman #1 (DC)
 
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