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October 19, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - October 19th, 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 has been 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.

Best American Comics 2011
Alison Bechdel / Jessica Abel / Matt Madden (editors)

This annual anthology collection it the best way to keep up with the world of comics. Collecting the best from last year, it includes comics by Gabrielle Bell, Joe Sacco, Dash Shaw, Chris Ware, Jilliam Tomaki, Jaime Hernandez, Jeff Smith, Paul Pope, Kevin Huizenga, Noah Van Sciver, Michael Deforge, and many more.

De Profundis
by James Jarvis

A new story by British illustrator Jarvis follows a beaked artist (this is a personal work) wandering through a wilderness and an abandoned city only to end up in a temple to nameless gods he must decorate.

by Marzena Sowa / Sylvain Savoia

Marzi is a powerful coming of age story of a young girl growing up behind the Iron Curtain in communist Poland told in a series of vignettes.

The Metabarons Ultimate Collection
by Alexandro Jorodowsky / Juan Gimenez

This is a deluxe, slip-cased, limited edition of cult filmmaker's sci-fi epic comic series Metabarons. Gorgeous. Do not wait to get this one. It'll be gone quick.

by Alan Moore / Jacen Burrows

Alan Moore's hit tale of Lovecraftian horror is now collected into a graphic novel.

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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