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July 4, 2012

Atomic Books Comics Preview - July 4th, 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.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 1: Freefall
by various

This volume collects the first installment of season 9 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Buffy waits tables by day and is a slayer at night, even though the magic is gone, and there's an epidemic of zompires - zombie/vampires.

Mr. Twee Deedle: Raggedy Ann's Sprightly Cousin: The Forgotten Fantasy Masterpiece of Johnny Gruelle
by Johnny Gruelle / Rick Marschall (editor)

This gorgeous, over-sized book collects strips from 1911-1914 from the artist who would go on to create Raggedy Ann.

by Ed Piskor

Inspired by real-life stories, Wizzywig is a tale of hacking, phreaking, and scams - the tale of how a young scammer grows up to be federal fugitive.

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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