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November 10, 2010

Atomic Books Comics Preview - November 10, 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.

A Very Kraftwerk Summer
by Christopher Hutsul

Just spending the summer chillin' with Kraftwerk... this mini is more fun than driving on the Autobahn.

by Robin McConnell

Robin McConnell has hosted a radio show for years where he interviews cartoonists. This book collects some of the best of those interviews, including: Chester Brown, Seth, Jaime Hernandez, Jillian Tamaki, Sammy Harkham and more!

Pang, The Wandering Shaolin Monk Volume 1: Refuge of the Heart
by Ben Costa

It's the beginning of an epic as a 17th century Buddhist warrior monk searches for his brother. This webcomic has been converted into a real book with the help of a Xeric award!

by Nathan Jurevicius

A wordless, psychedelic graphic novel featuring the pop surrealist art of Australian Nathan Jurevicius. Just beautiful!

Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali (Deluxe Edition)
by Dennis O'Neil / Neal Adams / more

This '70s classic gets the deluxe treatment for this re-release. Once and for all answers the question that no one ever really asked, "Who would win in a fight, Superman or Muhammad Ali?" Great retro/nostalgia fun! Ali bumaye!

The Sweeter Side Of R. Crumb
by Robert Crumb

Crumb has a sweet side? Of course he does, all great artists contain depths, multitudes. And this book proves it. A beautiful collection of Crumb's tender moments.

Tunes: A Comic Book History of Rock and Roll
by Vincent Brunner / various

As anyone who's ever read A Cartoon History of the Universe knows, history is always more fun with it's done in comic form. And it’s all the better when it's the history of rock-n-roll. From Elvis through The White Stripes, this book has comic strips, bios, anecdotes, discographies and more.

Vampirella Master Series Volume 1
by Grant Morrison / Mark Millar / Amanda Connor / Jimmy Palmiotti / various

If only the Vampires in the Twilight series and The Vampire Diaries dressed like Vampirella, then we'd really have something! C'mon, it's Grant Morrison and Mark Millar writing Vampirella stories. That's really all you should need to know to want to read this.

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)

Online "Best Books of 2010" lists

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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