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March 7, 2012

Atomic Books Comics Preview - March 7th, 2012

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.

All My Friends Are Still Dead
by Avery Monsen / Jory John

The follow-up to the hilarious 2010 hit book, All My Friends Are Dead. Funny, existential ruminations - the perfect pocket-sized compendium of profound pontifications.

by Pat Grant

Sort of like an Australian, surfer version of Stand By Me Part sci-fi, part autobiography - the coloring is beautiful and the illustration is excellent. More Pat Grant comics, now please.

by Lale Westvind (editor)

Sometimes putting together an awesome package results in an irresistible title - and Chromazoid, complete with an additional mini comic and an audio cassette, is something you'll feel you need as soon as you see it - with comics by Ben Bertin, Jeremy Tinder, Lisa Cline, Robert Calzone, Ian McDuffie, and more.

Fairest #1
by Bill Willingham / Phil Jimenez / Andy Lanning

It's a new ongoing series spinning off from Willingham's hit Fables series. Get to know your favorite Fables better.

King City
by Brandon Graham

This thick tome collects Graham's hit comic series, complete with puzzles, games and all the other witty inventions that he included in this tale of the the underbellly of a town that made King City such a favorite. I live Graham's playful linework, and I hope to see much more of it very soon. But until then, this thick book will easily tide you over.

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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