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February 16, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - February 16, 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.

B Is For Beard
by BT Livermore

This limited edition, handmade book is an A to Z compendium of delight for the follicly fascinated.

Bayou Volume 2
by Jeremy Love

This is the second collection of the popular web comic about a girl and a blues-singing swamp creature in a southern neverland trying to save her father from being lynched.

DMZ Volume 9: M.I.A.
by Brian Wood / Riccardo Burchielli / Ryan Kelly

It's the 9th collected volume of Wood's alternate-universe America embroiled in a Civil War. Here our protagonist, journalist Matty discovers more about himself than the war he's surrounded by.

Noche Roja
by Simon Oliver / Jason Latour

The insatiable craving for cheap consumer goods leads to the bodies young women in the desert. And the result is this LA noir-style comic tale.

Uptight #4
by Jordan Crane

Jordan Crane is a comics master. And this issue of delight, which contains both an ongoing adult drama and an all-ages adventure underlines the vitality of the comic book "floppy" form at a time when many doomsayers are predicting its demise.

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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