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October 26, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - October 26th, 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.

Everything Volume 1
by Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry has been making comics for nearly thirty years. This volume collects Barry's early comics, noteworthy for both her distinctive scratchy style and large swaths of text.

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual (Illustrated)
by Michael Pollan / Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman offers gorgeous illustrations to accompany Michael Pollan's rules for healthy eating.

The Frank Book
by Jim Woodring

A softcover edition of Woodring's landmark Frank features an anthropomorphic cat in a pyschedelic world.

Hokusai Manga
by Katsushika Hokusai / Kazuya Takaoka

This book, roughly the size of a phone book, collects 15 volumes of the manga master's early works. And by early, I mean way early - like 18th century early.

The Manara Library Volume 1
by Milo Manara

The beginning of the European master's comprehensive collection collects two volumes of Manara's early work.

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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