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August 4, 2010

Atomic Books Comics Preview - August 4th, 2010

In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics and graphic novels.

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.

Atomic Books was recently named one of Bizarre Magazine's 51 geekiest places on the planet.

Baltimore: The Plague Ships #1
by Mike Mignola / Christopher Golden / Ben Stenbeck

This comic is set in a post-World War I Europe that’s also been plague devastated. Lord Baltimore, a soldier, becomes dedicated to wiping out the vampires that have been swamping the continent. This series is based on Mignola and Golden's novel.

Cats Are Weird
by Jeffrey Brown

Kitty porn! Another cute cat book by Jeffrey Brown!

by Andersen Gabrych / Brad Rader

Another excellent installment in Vertigo's Crime imprint. Set in early 1950s San Francisco, this story of a deeply closeted homosexual detective who becomes a suspect in a string of gruesome murders while searching for a runaway girl is loaded with twists and turns.

Indoor Voice
by Jillian Tamaki

A gorgeous collection of short strips and sketches by one of the most promising young artists. Tamaki is best known for her work on the acclaimed Skim.

Murderland #1
by David Hahn, Stephen Scott

For fans of Homicide and The Wire, welcome to Murderland. Set in Baltimore (AKA "Bulletmore", "Bodymore" and "Charm City"), Hahn and Scott offer a fresh new take on the crime comic - Image-style.

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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