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September 21, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - September 21, 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.

Armed Garden And Other Stories
by David B.

From the creator of the acclaimed Epileptic comes a collection of historical-based stories - it's history, legend, magic, and gods. Oh yeah, and battles! Epic battles.

Book Of Human Insects
by Osamu Tezuka

One of Tezuka's most wicked tales. Toshiko is a genius. An up-and-coming actress. An architect. She is also a mimic, plagiarist and the mastermind of a series of murders.

by Craig Thompson

Years in the making, Thompson's long-awaited follow-up to his beloved and acclaimed Blankets is set in the Middle East and is every bit as substantial as the brick of a graphic novel that made him famous.

Hark! A Vagrant
by Kate Beaton

Web-sensation and New Yorker cartoonist - Beaton uses history and literature as the staging ground for her sharp humor.

The Man Who Grew His Beard
by Oliver Schrauwen

This collection of stories marks famed Belgian cartoonist Schrauwen's first American graphic novel. Surreal, absurd, he's been justifiably called a post-modern genius. Men on safari encounter an obnoxious hunter, how hair can help us classify personality and more.

Mark Twain's Autobiography: 1919-2010
by Michael Kupperman

Did you know that Mark Twain hunted the yeti? Met the Bionic Man? Was involved with in the x-rated film industry? Using Twain's surprise hit autobiography as inspiration, Kupperman's wit goes to town on on America's beloved humorist.

Prison Pit: Book 3
by Johnny Ryan

Ryan dumps professional wrestling, video games, grindhouse movies, Gary Panter, and Kentaro Miura into a fetid lava flow and pulls out another disturbingly funny book.

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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