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August 10, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - August 10, 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.

Archie's Mad House
by Craig Yoe

How weird can Archie comics get? About this weird. Surreal satire, trippy send-ups, Yoe collects the best of the vintage nuttiness of Archie's Madhouse.

The Death Of Elijah Lovejoy
by Noah Van Sciver

I've been a Noah Van Sciver enthusiast since I saw his first mini-comic. This graphic historical shows a gifted artist at the peak of his storytelling skills. Abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy and his compatriots try to fend off a mob from destroying his printing press.

by Eroyn Franklin

Eroyn Franklin does staggering, long, narrative work. I don't mean long in the sense of a lot of pages - in fact, Franklin frequently uses 1 page. In this case, it's 27 feet long, folds out and tackles the issue immigrant detention.

Echo: The Complete Edition
by Terry Moore

Moore's follow up series to Strangers In Paradise is collected here in one volume. One night metal rains from the sky and coats Julie with armor which turns out to be a nuclear weapon.

Forming Volume 1
by Jesse Moynihan

If you like your comics bright, trippy and spiritual, Jesse Moynihan has a story to tell you.

Gaylord Phoenix
by Edie Fake

Fake's early minicomics are harvested and turned into the beautiful graphic novel about a mythical creature called the "gaylord phoenix".

Kiss And Tell: A Romantic Resume Ages 0 To 22
by MariNaomi

This is a funny, sometimes awkward, sometimes painful memoir told as a history of her love life - first loves, worst loves, heartbreak, experimentation. Brave, bold, and bare.

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 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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