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August 25, 2010

Atomic Books Comics Preview - August 25, 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.

Archie: The Classic Newspaper Comics Volume 1
by Bob Montana

I’ve been on a bubblegum music kick lately, and I’ve been listening to a lot of Archies. So I’m especially excited to see IDW give its quality archival treatment to the Archie daily newspaper comic strip which ran for 30 years. This volume collects the first strips of the run and contains many that have never before been reprinted.

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great
by Rick Meyerowitz

Before National Lampoon became a title prefix synonymous with direct-to-video, unfunny, teensploitation movie sequels, it was an important, brilliant and cutting age humor publication. It was a pre-Onion, MAD Magazine for the college set. This book is tour through a satirical institution that has had a profound effect on culture.

The Night Bookmobile
by Audrey Niffenegger

Niffenegger is probably known best for writing The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry. This graphic novel is about a woman who is presented with and then obsessively searches for a disappearing library on wheels that contains every book she’s ever read.

by James Jean

An accordion (fold-out) book of the popular artist's more recent work.

The Snow Yak Show
by Mark Ryden

This art book contains images from Ryden’s acclaimed Japanese Snow Yak Show. Each gorgeous piece is a strange world inviting the viewer to just lose themselves.

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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