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October 12, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - October 12th, 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.

100 Bullets Book 1
by Brian Azzarello / Eduardo Risso

This sweet deluxe edition hardcover collects issues 1-19 of the hit Vertigo crime series. It's over 450 pages of intrigue, deception and revenge.

The Cabbie Volume 1
by Marti

Spanish cartoonist Marti mixes Scorsese's Taxi Driver with Chester Gould's Dick Tracy to create fresh tale of urban justice.

The Death-Ray
by Daniel Clowes

Clowes reworks his last issue of his beloved Eightball comics series into a graphic novel. This is a post-modern superhero tale of a school-aged vigilante that is a look at the darkness of the American psyche.

The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists
by Seth

Seth revisits the fertile ground of Wimbledon Green and looks at an array of beloved Canadian cartoonists and blurs the lines of reality.

Mail-Order Mysteries: Delightful Treasures from Vintage Comic Book Ads
by Kirk Demarais

In an era of webcomics and digital downloads, Mail-Order Mysteries reminds us of some of the things we're missing out on when we forsake comic books - in this case, the wonderful ads. Over 150 ads from the past, and a look at the truth behind the wonderment and joy those ads promised.

by Gahan Wilson

In this collection of strips from the once mighty National Lampoon, Wilson helps us laugh at the horrors of childhood and the disappointments that comprise life.

by Jennifer Hayden

This week's entry in the "webcomic graduating and becoming a real comic" department is Hayden's acclaimed Underwire - a smart look at parenthood, womanhood and middle-age-hood.

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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