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August 11, 2010

Atomic Books Comics Preview - August 11th, 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.

The Artist Himself: A Rand Holmes Retrospective
by Rand Holmes / Patrick Rosenkranz

An intimate and fascinating look at a legendary and brilliant counter-culture comics artist who was also shy to the point of almost being a hermit.

Bone: Tall Tales
by Jeff Smith / Tom Sniegoski

It’s a new Bone collection! This prequel helps establish the history of Boneville as Smiley Bone tells campers of the ridiculous exploits of founder Big Johnson Bone.

Brain Camp
Susan Kim / Laurence Klavan / Faith Erin Hicks

Jenna and Lewis are sent to a special invitation-only summer camp only to find strange lights in the woods, disappearances, and dumb campers turned into Einstein zombies.

Hispanic Batman: The Collected Archives Volume 1
by Erik Rodriguez / Josh Bernstein / Tim Bradstreet

What if Batman had a sweet 'stache? This extremely limited book collects the Hispanic Batman comics from Royal Flush magazine. See Batman tackle illegal immigration AND American Idol. This is one of my favorite super-hero things to come out this year.

Ten Thousand Things to Do
by Jesse Reklaw

Reklaw’s nearly 400-page collection of his diary comic is loaded with cats, cartoon pals and, well, life. It is a diary comic after all – and the charm of a good one like this is it lets you step into someone else’s life.

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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