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April 20, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - April 20, 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.

Black Dynamite: Slave Island
by Brian Ash / Jun Lofamia

If you can't get enough of the blaxploitation sensation that is Black Dynamite, this comic is a must-have. The art is deliciously retro, and the story is predictably bad-ass.

Dark Horse Presents #1
by various

The timing couldn't be more prefect for Dark Horse Comics to revive it's much-missed anthology series, Dark Horse Presents. This issue features work by Frank Miller, Harlan Ellison, Geof Darrow, Paul Chadwick, Howard Chaykin, David Chelsea, Richard Corben and more.

Ishi's Brain
by Eamon Espey

The story of this hand-made art comic is based loosely on the story of Ishi, the last "wild" Native American. Ishi's Brain? Sure. But you also get to step inside Eamon's brain, and it's a wonderfully weird place to get a glimpse into.

The Klondike
by Zach Worton

I can't recommend this book enough! It's a history of The Gold Rush, but Worton's art is simply fantastic, and his story is a fantastic mix of history, intrigue and adventure. If you flip though this book, you will not be able to put it down.

Safe Area Gorazde: The Special Edition
by Joe Sacco

Joe Sacco's acclaimed and award-winning comic journalism about the Bosnian war gets Fantagraphics' gorgeous, special edition treatment.

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)

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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