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September 15, 2010

Atomic Books Comics Preview - September 15, 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.

by Will Dinksi

Mini-comics creator Dinski delivers his first graphic novel - a rich look at the cult of beauty set amid the world of plastic surgery.

From Shadow to Light: The Life And Art of Mort Meskin
by Steven Brower

A beautiful retrospective on the 30 year career and work of an under-appreciated comics legend. From Shadow to Light makes an excellent argument that Meskin has a home in the comics pantheon next to the likes of Jack Kirby and Alex Toth.

It Is Right to Draw Their Fur
by Dave Eggers

This oddball McSweeney's publication is part prints portfolio and part artbook collection featuring their founders illustrations. This book serves as a further exploration of the thin line that separates a doodle from a gag from a cartoon from a piece of art.

Lucky in Love Volume 1: A Poor Man's History
by George Chieffet / Stephen DeStefano

Both visually stunning and gripping narrative-wise, Lucky is like an epic feature length classic cartoon with a modern sensibility - in book format.

Secret Asian Man: The Daily Days
by Tak Toyoshima

After 10 years of his own syndicated strip, Tak has finally collected and published this collection of his work.

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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