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October 5, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - October 5th, 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.

by Matthew Thurber

One of the most creative and odd comic series in a long time is collected into this sweet hardcover. It's Oz meets Robert Altman meets Thomas Pynchon meets J.R.R. Tolkein.

30 Days Of Night Omnibus
by Steve Niles / Ben Templesmith

In Burlow, Alaska daylight is short and the vampire teeth are long. This omnibus edition includes the first 3 books of the vampire horror tale.

All-Star Superman
by Grant Morrison / Frank Quitely

As iconic a character as Superman is, I can only count the number of Superman books really worth reading on one hand. Morrison's take on the Man of Steel is one of those. Not only does this story have Bizarro, it has Zibarro, his twin brother!

American Vampire Volume 1
by Scott Snyder / Stephen King / Rafael Albuquerque

Now in an handy an affordable trade paperback edition - the first collection of American Vampire stories that started the acclaimed and fun series of time-skipping vampire tales.

Batman: The Long Halloween
by Jeph Loeb / Tim Sale

One of the better Batman tales is out in a new edition. If you're looking for the perfect October Batman reading, Loeb and Sale's super-stylized mystery of the holiday killer is it.

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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