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March 2, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - March 2, 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.

Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #1
by Malachai Nicolle / Ethan Nicolle

This first issue of the Dark Horse mini series makes a great argument for children writing comics. Axe Cop is written by a six year old and drawn by his 30 year old brother, and it's flippin' fun.

Blammo #7
by Noah Van Sciver

It's the last great alternative American comic. Seriously, if you're not reading Van Sciver's Blammo, you should be.

Buz Sawyer Volume 1: The War in the Pacific
by Roy Crane / Rick Norwood (editor)

It's a gorgeous collection of daily newspaper strips from the World War II-era.

Lenore Volume 2 #2
by Roman Dirge

The poor little dead girl is back in all new misadventures. And this time, she's in full color.

Lewis And Clark
by Nick Bertozzi

Nick Bertozzi takes this adventurous part of American history and turns it into a graphic novel. Historical comics are always so much fun, and Nick is a fantastic illustrator.

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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