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June 8, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - June 8th, 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.

Baltimore Volume 1: The Plague Ships
by Mike Mignola / Christopher Golden / Ben Stenbeck

A gorgeous hardcover collection of Mignola's fun mini-series comic adaptation of his novel. It's world War 1, Europe's overrun by Vampires, and Lord Baltimore is there to TCB.

Batwoman Volume 1: Elegy
by Greg Rucka / J.H. Williams III

Everyone's favorite lesbian superhero (keep that on the QT because I'm not entirely sure she's outted herself to the superhero community) battles a villain inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

Congress of the Animals
by Jim Woodring

The master of psychedelic cartoon storytelling is back with another fantastic collection. It is impossible to look at a page of this book and not immediately be drawn in to each panel by Woodring's line work, where the world fades away from around you and suddenly you feel like a character in the Unifactor.

The Game Poster/Mini-Comic
by Anders Nilsen

Nilsen takes his The Game story from the over-sized Kramers Ergot #7, adds a fourth page, and folds it up into this pretty hand-packaged mini-comic poster pack.

Isle of 100,000 Graves
by Jason

Comics master Jason tells a dark comedy of pirates and a secret school of executioners.

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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