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January 26, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - January 26, 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.

Batman Vs. The Undead
by Kevin VanHook / Tom Mandrake

Batman teams up with vampire and a werewolf (and gets an assist from Superman) to fight an army of zombies who are about to overrun New Orleans. So in terms of what fun elements this trade paperback has, 1. Zombies? Check. 2. Vampires? Check. 3. Werewolves? Check. 4. Batman? Check.

Blecky Yuckerella Volume 4: FUC_ _ _U, _SS _ _LE
by Johnny Ryan

The final collection of the hilarious Blecky strips by Johnny Ryan. Now, if only I could figure out what the title is supposed to spell out...

King of the Flies Volume 2: The Origin of the World
by Mezzo & Pirus

The second installment of Mezzo & Pirus' weird, French, suburban soap opera that's one part Twin Peaks, one part Charles Burns, one part Stephen King and all parts awesome. Here stories that seem unrelated become intricately intertwined.

The New York Five #1
by Brian Wood / Ryan Kelly

It's college life in the big city, with black sheep, bands, and more.

Rabid Rabbit #12: Goes To Hell
by C.M. Butzer (editor)

In this installment of the anthology series, all the cartoonists go to hell and live to tell their tale

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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