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March 9, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - March 9, 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.

by Mark Kalesniko

The life of an animator is compressed into a single day as he's stuck in a traffic jam on a California freeway.

Krampus: The Devil of Christmas
by Monte Beauchamp (editor)

Just in time to not be in time for Christmas in the slightest! It's a gorgeous, historical, illustrative survey of the Devil of Christmas. Forget Santa giving bad boys and girls coal, you definitely don't want this Demon to come for you if you're on the naughty list. But this book is an excellent treat for those on the nice list.

Night Animals
by Brecht Evens

Brecht Evens is a Belgian comics artist who does wonderful and wondrous things with watercolors and pen and ink illustrations. Night Animals is an excellent introduction to his world.

Supersized: Strange Tales From A Fast-Food Culture
by Morgan Spurlock / Jeremy Barlow / Lukas Ketner / Tony Millionaire / Ron Chan

As you'd suspect from Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me), Supersized is a behind the scenes/under-the-fryer look at the toll fast food culture takes on us.

Uglydolls: Babo's Cookie Problem
by David Horvath / Sun-Min Kim

An adorable kids book by the folks who create and make the Ugly Dolls.

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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