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May 16, 2012

Atomic Books Comics Preview - May 16th, 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.

Best Of Enemies: A History Of U.S. And Middle East Relations, Part One: 1783-1953
by Jean-Pierre Filiu / David B.

Having a hard time making heads or tails of America's relations from the Middle East? Fortunately, David B. and Filiu are here to start breaking things down for us.

by Ed Brubaker / Warren Pleece

This book collects Brubaker's stylized sci-fi/mystery series in one handy volume. A drug-dealing car thief must learn the meanings behind his visions in time to save the world.

Walt Kelly: The Life And Art Of The Creator Of Pogo
by Walt Kelly / Thomas Andrae / Carsten Laqua

One of America's best, most important cartoonists gets the art book/career overview treatment in this solid, hardcover edition.

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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