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April 14, 2010

Atomic Books Comics Preview - April 14, 2010

In the Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights several new comics and graphic novels released this week.

Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. The Mobtown Shank is his blog, and his comic Said What? is syndicated weekly in the Baltimore Sun's B-Paper

by Dash Shaw

One of the most anticipated releases of the year is finally here. Shaw's follow up to the acclaimed Bottomless Belly Button is set in a dystopian future where a mind-expanding plant causes a conflict between individuality and conformism.

Crossed Volume 1
by Garth Ennis / Jacen Burrows

Garth Ennis explores the most depraved and horrific evil that people are capable of in a post-apocalyptic setting. If you love Ennis’ over-the-top gore and hyper-violence, this is the one where he just totally indulges in it and lets everything loose.

Dan DeCarlo's Jetta
by Dan DeCarlo / Craig Yoe

Harvested from 1950s obscurity, Jetta is both noteworthy (as a pre-cursor to Judy Jetson) and fun (just look at the artwork from the famed Archie comics artist). So it’s 1950s futurism, and curvy girls in the Archie style.

Lenore: Wedgies (Hardcover Color Ed.)
by Roman Dirge

The cult favorite poor little dead girl gets the deluxe, hardcover, full-color treatment.

Other Lives
by Peter Bagge

Any month with two Peter Bagge releases (Hate Annual #8 came out last week) is a great month! Bagge uses internet role playing games to explore the concept of identity in this original graphic novel.

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
Atomic Books blog
Atomic Books on Twitter
Atomic Books on Facebook
Benn Ray's blog (The Mobtown Shank)
Benn Ray's comic, Said What?

also at Largehearted Boy:

other Atomic Books Comics Preview lists (weekly new comics & graphic novel highlights)

52 Books, 52 Weeks
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)

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