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May 23, 2012

Atomic Books Comics Preview - May 23rd, 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.

Caligula Volume 1
by David Lapham / German Nobile

A collection of Lapham's series about the disturbed emperor doing disturbing things. The gross factor is high here.

Comic Book History Of Comics
by Fred Van Lente / Ryan Dunlavey

Collecting the history of comics in one comic - with lots of gags.

by Gabriella Giandelli

A beautifully illustrated story centered on a European high-rise. A ghostly anthropomorphic rabbit moves from apartment to apartment, and is the narrative device for us looking at the lives inside.

Only Skin
by Sean Ford

One of my favorite comics in recent years gets collected. Secrets, mysteries and ghosts populate an odd suburban landscape.

Sock #2
by Conor Stechschulte (editor)

The art comics kids have discovered sex, and the results are weird - in a good way. This second installment of this adults only series features work by Chris Day, Edie Fake, Noel Freibert, Lane Milburn, Jason T. Miles, Molly Colleen O'Connell, Ryan Cecil Smith, Matthew Thurber, and more.

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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