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December 1, 2010

Atomic Books Comics Preview - December 1st, 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.


Artist Music Journal #10
by Brian Roettinger

Artist Music Journal #11
by Dan Nadel And Josh White

This excellent limited edition journal series is the result of the intersection of art and music. #10 comes with a one-sided 10-inch of 3 songs by No Age accompanied by Brian Roettinger (who designed the artwork for No Age's last record, Everything In Between). And #11 features comics editor Dan Nadel's look at Josh White's legendary Fillmore East light shows from the 1968-1970.


Boy's Club #4
by Matt Furie

Matt Furie's comic totally lives up to it's name. Video games, pot, penises and laffs!


Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide to Punks on Film
by Zack Carlson / Bryan Connolly

Okay, not a comic, but published by Fantagraphics, who is largely a comics publisher. This excellently researched compendium collects every cinematic punk appearance. Everyone I show this to has a major case of jaw-droppage, it’s just that good.


Emek: The Thinking Man's Poster Artist: Collected Works of AaarghT
by Emek

One of the most anticipated poster art books in recent years, Emek: The Thinking Man's Poster Artist also contains the artist's illustration, political and editorial work into one impressive volume.


Fables Volume 14: Witches
by Bill Willingham / Mark Buckingham

The newest collection in Bill Willingham's hit comic series!


Monster Revolt!: The Art of Dirty Donny
by Dirty Donny Gillies

Another long-awaited collection of illustration work - this time by Dirty Donny - chock full o' gearheady, punk monster goodness.


Planetary Volume 4: Spacetime Archaeology
by Warren Ellis / John Cassaday

Over a decade in the making, Warren Ellis finally finishes his pulp/conspiracy/action cult series with this volume.


Vertigo Resurrected: Winter's Edge #1
by Neil Gaiman / Brian K. Vaughan / Garth Ennis / Paul Pope / Dave Gibbons / Sean Phillips

An all-star array of talent take on Vertigo characters like John Constantine, Swamp Thing and The Endless (from Sandman).


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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