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September 14, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - September 14, 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.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #1: Freefall
by Joss Whedon / Andrew Chambliss / Georges Jeanty / Dexter Vines

It's a new season of Buffy! For fans of the show - well, it's not a TV series, but it'll do.

Crap Hound #8: Superstition
by Sean Tejaratchi

It's been rumored for ages, and it's finally here! An all-new issue of the most coveted clip-art zine in history.

Freddy Stories
by Melissa Mendes

Stories about a kid named Freddy. She likes to play in the dirt. She loves her dog Frank. And she's utterly charming.

Optic Nerve #12
by Adrian Tomine

Tomine makes a most welcome return with the new issue of Optic Nerve. This is a series of humorous and observational short stories.

Papercutter #17
by Jason Martin / Jesse Reklaw / Corinne Mucha / Francois Vigneault / Calvin Wong / Sarah Oleksyk / Hellen Jo / Vanessa Davis

The most consistently good anthology comic series mixes it up with this issue. Jason Martin puts together a series of autobiographical stories drawn by multiple artists. Despite the curve ball, Papercutter still remains a guaranteed great read.

Pure Pajamas
by Marc Bell

Somewhere between R. Crumb, Basil Wolverton and Rube Goldberg is the amazing artwork of Marc Bell. This book collects a lot of his short stories, strips 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 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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