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January 12, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - January 12, 2011

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.

Closed Caption Comics #9
by Closed Caption Comics Collective

The long awaited new anthology from Baltimore's Closed Caption Comics collective is their most polished and impressive. Containing nearly 200-pages of art, abstract and narrative comics, it's a feast! I've long-argued that the CCC deserved more attention than they'd been getting in the comics world, and CCC#9 just underlines my point (and will hopefully rectify it).

Crickets #3
by Sammy Harkham

Sammy Harkham's finely stylized, oversized comic returns with exploitation movies, gags, strips and more.

Bachelor Pad Magazine #14

Yes, I know this isn't a comic - but it's a slow comics week this week, so I thought I'd point out Jason Croft's luscious pin-ups magazine.

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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