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December 14, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - December 14th, 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.


Chuck Jones: Dream That Never Was
by Chuck Jones

The research into the Academy Award-winning Warner Bros. animator's comic creation uncovered a treasure trove of previously unseen work, and it's presented here in all its stunning glory.


Comics Class
by Matt Forsythe

Forsythe taught a comics class. Fortunately for us, it didn't go well. He documents it here with hilarious results.


Fables Volume 16: Super Team
by Bill Willingham

If you're wrestling with which TV show to commit to, Grimm or Once Upon A Time, you may want to take a brief break and read the newest collection of the comic series that really is responsible for the modern comeback of the fairy tale.


Fat Tarino
by Ashley Wood

A beautiful, slip-cased, limited edition hardcover of Ashely Wood's artwork collected from his three Fanta books.


My Favorite Martian: The Complete Season Volume 1
by Paul S. Newman / Russ Manning

I was a fan of the old TV show that spawned this comic series, and as a result, this beautiful archival collection of the series brings me more joy than it really should.


Raw Power #1
by Josh Bayer

The newest installment in the monthly Retrofit comics project is an oversized classic underground-looking comic by the always entertaining Bayer.


The Strain #1
by David Lapham / Mike Huddleston

Filmaker Guillermo Del Toro and author Chuck Hogan's vampire epidemic novel series gets the comic treatment.


The Walking Dead Volume 15: We Find Ourselves
by Robert Kirkman / Charlie Adlard / Cliff Rathburn

The perfect salve for those still itching for more zombies during the season break of the hit AMC TV show.


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)

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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