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November 2, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - November 2nd, 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.


30 Days Of Night: Night, Again
by Joe R. Lansdale / Sam Kieth

Two masters of comic horror team up for a take on the vampire series set in cold, cold Alaska.


A Flight Of Angels
by Rebecca Guay / Holly Black / Bill Willingham / Alisa Kwitney / Louise Hawes

An angel plummets to earth and the result is this exploration of the heavenly beings as guardians, messengers, warriors, and, of course, the fallen - the best angels of all.


Batman: Noel Deluxe Edition
by Lee Bermejo

A Batman take on the Charles Dickens holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.


Bizarro Heroes
by Dan Piraro

A hilarious collection of the newspaper strip skewering of superheroes.


Color Engineering
by Yuichi Yokoyama

During a six-week period in 2010, the public could watch Yokoyama work. The result is this book.


Everything Volume 1
by Lynda Barry

Drawn & Quarterly begins its archiving of the body of work by beloved cartoonist Lynda Barry with this book.


Heaven All Day
by John Martz

This beautiful book tell story of the intertwined lives of a discarded robot and a lonely factory worker.


Hellboy: House Of The Living Dead
by Mike Mignola / Rirchard Corben

This hardcover reunites the Hellboy-fun storytelling of Mike Mignola with the phenomenal artwork of Richard Corben.


The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Omnibus
by Alan Moore / Kevin O'Neill

A large, beautiful, deluxe collection of the first two trades in Alan Moore's hit series.


The Simon and Kirby Library: Crime
by Joe Simon / Jack Kirby

This gorgeous collection pulls together the crime comics work of 2 comics masters, Simon & Kirby. Fully restored and collected for the first time.


Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail benn@atomicbooks.com. 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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