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November 17, 2010

Atomic Books Comics Preview - November 17, 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.


ACME Novelty Library #20
by Chris Ware

Chris Ware is back! Let me just repeat that, Chris Ware is back with a new issue of Acme Novelty. Is there anything more that really needs to be said here? If you’re not reading this comic, there’s something wrong with you. Really.


Batman Incorporated #1
by Grant Morrison / Yanick Paquette

Okay, so I underestimated how much fun Grant Morrison’s Batman & Robin series was (it was by far my favorite superhero series over the past 2 years). This new ongoing title in the Batman universe features Bruce Wayne as Batman and promises an array of guest starts.


Great Treasury Of Christmas Comic Book Stories
by Craig Yoe (editor)

Craig Yoe is not only the most prolific archival comics editor, but he’s also one of the best. This collection of Golden Age holiday comics classics feature work by Walt Kelly, John Stanley and many more.


If'n Oof
by Brian Chippendale

Chippendale (also of the band Lightning Bolt) is a master of abstract comics. Page after page (about 800 pages in all, actually) of comedy, horror and fantastic art.


Little Maakies on the Prairie
by Tony Millionaire

The newest collection of Tony Millionaire’s comic strip. It’s two years worth of drunk comics.


My New New York Diary (book/DVD)
by Julie Doucet / Michel Gondry

For Julie Doucet fans like me, we live in the continual hope she will return to comics. And projects like this (a comic/DVD short collaboration with filmmaker Gondry) just serve tease us. But a tease is better than nothing, and this is an interesting project.


Sophie Crumb: Evolution Of A Crazy Artist
by Sophie Crumb

Sophie’s work is a weird style fusion of her father (Robert Crumb) and her mother (Aline Kominsky-Crumb) while still being something entirely its own.


Vertigo Resurrected: The Extremist
by Peter Milligan / Ted McKeever

For years I’d wondered what happened to this perverse little treasure from Vertigo. Little did I know that the powers that be had deemed this too “edgy” to collect/reprint. But those powers that be no longer be so this does.


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)

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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