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November 23, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - November 23rd, 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.

Adventures Of Herge
by Herge

This is a comics biography of Tintin creator, Herge - drawn in Herge's own style. From beloved cartoonist to possible Nazi cooperator, he narrowly avoids execution and had public marriage troubles and love affairs. Basically, Herge's life itself is ripe comics fodder.

Milk And Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad
by Evan Dorkin

This is what it looks like when good diary products go bad. This book collects all the hilarious Milk & Cheese comics to date.

Oil and Water
by Steve Duin / Shannon Wheeler

Ten Oregonians hit the Gulf Coast to check out the environmental destruction caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. One of the problems they discover is the Gulf Coast residents are economically dependent on the very industry that is destroying them. It's a look at what happens when your livelihood and home is suddenly drenched in 200 million gallons of oil.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection Volume 1
by Kevin Eastman / Peter Laird

This hardcover, slightly over-sized edition collects the first 7 of the famed TMNT comics series.

Pogo: The Complete Daily And Sunday Comic Strips Volume. 1: Through the Wild Blue Wonder
by Walt Kelly

Much anticipated - long awaited - it's finally here! Fantagraphics gives its quality archival treatment to one of the most important comics of the 20th century - Walk Kelly's Pogo.

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)

the list of online "best books of 2011" lists

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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