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September 29, 2010

Atomic Books Comics Preview - September 29, 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, as well as one of Flavorwire's 10 greatest comic and graphic novel stores in America.

American Vampire Volume 1
by Scott Snyder / Stephen King / Rafael Albuquerque

This volume collects the first 5 issues of the American historical vampire series co-written by Stephen King. Vampires in the jazz-era? Of course. Vampires in the Wild West? Why not?

Fire And Water: Bill Everett, the Sub-Mariner and the Birth of Marvel Comics
by Blake Bell

This is a look at the life and body of work created by Bill Everett, the man who created the Sub-Mariner - the character upon which Marvel Comics would be built.

Machete #0
by Robert Rodriguez / Aaron Kaufman / Stuart Sayger / Zach Howard

In this day and age of frugal spending, it might be safe to say that some movies should just exist as comics. And judging by Machete's box office, it may be even safer to say that Machete should have been one of those titles. But now it is a comic! This introductory issue will kick off a new series scheduled to start in December.

The Sanctuary
by Nate Neal

Neal uses a cave-dwelling tribe to explore themes of communication and language and reveals himself to be a master storyteller.

Zippy: Ding Dong Daddy from Dingburg
by Bill Griffith

It's the newest collection of comics legend Bill Griffith's Zippy The Pinhead comic strip. In this volume - Joan Rivers, Charles Bukowski, God, riboflavin, and more! Surreal and absurd yuks abound.

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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