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July 11, 2012

Atomic Books Comics Preview - July 11th, 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.

Eerie Comics #1
by various

A couple years back, Dark Horse comics successfully revamped the old horror comic series Creepy and managed to recapture the, well, creepy fun of the original series. Now they're giving the revamp to Creepy's cousin publication, Eerie, and the results are the same. Eerie.

Freak Scene
by various

This booklet from Drippy Bones Books declares a new wave of Underground Cartoonists. And the artists in Freak Scene include: Benjamin Marra, Tom Neely, Josh Bayer, Jason T Miles, Jim Rugg, Derek M Ballard, Jason Karns, Zach Hazard Vaupen, Keenan Marshall Keller, Pat Aulisio, and more!

God and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls
by Jaime Hernandez

Collected from the pages of Love & Rockets: New Stories, Jaime's sprawling superhero epic gets the deluxe hardcover treatment. Featuring beloved characters Penny Century, Maggie, and many, many more from the rich pantheon of Love & Rockets.

The Walking Dead #100
by Robert Kirkman / Charlie Adlard / Cliff Rathburn

This special 100th issue of the acclaimed and beloved zombie series is a landmark issue. It's also completely stunning, brutal and messed up. I made the mistake of causally thumbing through this issue, and it totally messed me up for the whole day. Dag, Kirkman. There's harsh, and then there's harsh. And this issue? It is H-A-R-S-H!

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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