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October 6, 2010

Atomic Books Comics Preview - October 6, 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.


Four-Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s
by Greg Sadowski / John Benson

A collection of pre-Code, non-EC horror comics that are every bit as good as the famed EC comics themselves. Here in all its shocking, creepy and gory glory you can see work from Jack Cole, Reed Crandall, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Basil Wolverton, Wally Wood, and more! This one is a must!


The Green Woman
by Peter Straub / Michael Easton

Novelist Peter Straub takes a stab at the graphic novel format by returning to his unstoppable serial killer Fielding "Fee" Bandolier and putting him up against Bob Steele, a New York city detective desperate for redemption.


MAD's Greatest Artists: Sergio Aragones: Five Decades of His Finest Works
by Sergio Aragones

If you don’t love Sergio Aragones - well, there must be something wrong with you. This book collects the greatest hits from over the last five decades from one of MAD Magazines' most beloved artists. It's a treasure of satire, history, and those crazy "marginals".


Metalocalypse/Dethklok #1
by Brendon Small / Jeremy Barlow / Jon Schnepp / Lucas Marangon / Eduardo Francisco

The team from Adult Swim's hit heavy metal cartoon kick off a limited series comic story with this issue. The brutal black metal band decide to launch a line of frozen meals. Yeah, that can’t go wrong.


Palookaville #20
by Seth

Can floppies really be over? I'm not sure, but with issue #20 of Seth's influential Palookaville, he converts this installment of the comic series into a book format. There's a lot to love in Palookaville #20, even if you miss the old comic format.


Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail benn@atomicbooks.com. 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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