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December 22, 2010

Atomic Books Comics Preview - December 22nd, 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.

1-800-MICE #5
by Matthew Thurber

The new installment in Matt Thurber's sprawling epic of a comic is finally out. If you like large casts and immersive worlds, you'll want to check out this masterpiece in the making.

Pood #2
by Jim Rugg / Joe Infumari / Sara Edward Corbett / Hans Rickheit / various

Pood is sort of like if there were still newspapers, and they still ran comics, and those comics were actually interesting and cool.

A Single Match
by Oji Suzuki

Drawn & Quarterly's record with manga collections has been outstanding, and this is another fine addition. Postwar alternative manga mixes here with surrealist humor.

Reid Fleming: World's Toughest Milkman Volume 1
by David Boswell

If you like irreverent, counterculture comics like Milk & Cheese, The Tick or even Flaming Carrot, you really need to check out the Reid Fleming - it's an underground classic.

War Is Boring
by David Axe / Matt Bors

It's war journalism in comics form.

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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