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April 13, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - April 13, 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.


The Incredible Change-Bots Volume 2
by Jeffrey Brown

Disappointed in Michael Bay's Transformers 2? Let's be honest, who wasn't? Jeffrey Brown's Transformers parody provides all the fun Bay's movie failed to deliver.


Mister Wonderful: A Love Story
by Daniel Clowes

Two years in a row, and two excellent books by Dan Clowes. I really hope he can maintain this rate of output. This story of a middle-aged man set up on a blind date may be his most optimistic work to date - but within the context of Clowes' razor sharp cynicism. Mister Wonderful collects and slightly reworks a strip that originally ran in the New York Times Magazine.


Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths
by Shigeru Mizuki

For the first time in English comes this semi-autobiographical story of a Japanese infantry unit at the end of World War II.


Sense And Sensibility
by Jane Austen / Nancy Butler / Sonny Liew

Nancy Butler adapts another Jane Austen classic into comic book form with excellent art by Sonny Liew.


Stephen King's N.
by Marc Guggenheim / Alex Maleev

This comic adaptation of a story from Stephen King's Just After Sunset mixes OCD and nightmares with wonderfully nightmarish results.


Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail benn@atomicbooks.com. 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)

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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