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April 27, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - April 27, 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 Bulletproof Coffin
by David Hine / Shaky Kane

This finely-stylized oddball graphic novel collecting Hine and Kane's mini-series is a meta-comics blast.

Diamond Comics #6
by Jason Leivian (editor)

This excellent newspaper comics anthology has really set a new highpoint for itself. This issue features work by Paul Pope, Farel Dalrymple, Zack Soto, Lane Milburn, Dash Shaw and more!

Empire State: A Love Story (or Not)
by Jason Shiga

It's a heartbreaking, cross-country romance loaded with surprises, pop-culture references, and laughs.

Hate Annual #9
by Peter Bagge

Each Hate annual is like a weekend visit from a best friend you haven't seen in years. This issue is the first full-length Buddy Bradley story in a decade. Buddy goes along with Lisa as she reunites with her family for the first time in twenty years, and it quickly becomes apparent why she's been avoiding them.

Huntington, West Virginia "On the Fly"
by Harvey Pekar

This new collection is classic Pekar - a series of portraits of everymen he's encountered on his journeys. It also contains a rather good appreciation of Pekar by Anthony Bourdain.

Love From The Shadows
by Gilbert Hernandez

B-movie actress Fritz, from Love & Rockets, stars in this thriller of odd sexual obsession, suicide and more.

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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