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September 1, 2010

Atomic Books Comics Preview - September 1, 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.

A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge
by Josh Neufeld

On the 5 year anniversary of Katrina, Josh Neufeld's acclaimed epic is not released in softcover. Originally a webcomic, A.D. compiles 6 real accounts of the destruction from those who survived it.

The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects
by Mike Mignola / Dave Stewart

Perhaps you saw the cult classic animated short starring Patton Oswalt, Paul Giamatti, and David Hyde Pierce? Now check out the original source as it's available in this beautiful new edition with a bunch of other oddball comic ephemera from the Hellboy creator. This book won an Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication

Dante's Divine Comedy
by Dante Alighieri / Seymour Chwast

Chwast's first graphic novel is an adaptation of Dante's classic, but his illustrations result in a fascinating modern revisioning moreso than just a comic adaptation.

Norman Pettingill: Backwoods Humorist
by Norman Pettingill

Norman Pettingill is an underground cartoonist's underground cartoonist. His obsessive linework, his out-of-control hillbilly wonderland - and even his medium - wood, all make for a fascinating experience. And yes, the cover of this book is plywood.

Wild Kingdom
by Kevin Huizenga

Kevin Huizenga is the rare cartoonist whose subject matter is every bit as well-crafted as his artwork - which results in a comic you enjoy reading and thinking about as much as looking at. His main character, Glenn Ganges, is a modern-day suburban Dagwood Bumstead.

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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