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February 23, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - February 23, 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.

Crossed: Psychopath #1
by David Lapham / Raulo Caceres

Crossed is a challenge - it dares you to read it and not get disgusted, not find what lies between these covers so abhorrent that you have to put it down. This issue begins a new story arc of post-apocalyptic depravity – for those who can handle it.

DC Comics Presents: Batman Conspiracy #1
by Doug Moench / Paul Dini / J.H. Williams III / Mick Gray

Who doesn’t love a murderous religious cult? Batman battles just such a cult to put an end to a cross-country string of ritual killings.

Dr. Seuss And Co. Go to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of America’s Leading Comic Artists
by Andre Schiffrin

Bet you didn't know that Dr. Seuss did Word War II propaganda cartoons for the war effort. Now you do! In fact, a lot of cartoonists at the time did. A fascinating sequel to Dr. Seuss Goes To War, now in paperback.

Freakangels Volume 5
by Warren Ellis / Paul Duffield

The newest collection of the free web comic series by writer Warren Ellis. Duffield's art is gorgeous, and Ellis' story about a post-flooded London and a group of kids with special powers that caused it makes for a delightful vacation from our world for a bit.

True Blood: Tainted Love #1
by Marc Andreyko / Michael McMillian / Joe Corroney

This comic provides a fix for those jonesing for more True Blood while waiting for the next season of the HBO original series. I just wish someone would start a Deadwood series. Man I miss that show...

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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