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September 5, 2012

Atomic Books Comics Preview - September 5, 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.

Dal Tokyo
by Gary Panter

This book collects the legendary Panter's strips from the '80s that explored a future Mars that's been terraformed by Japanese and Texan workers. Rich and surreal, Dal Tokyo is great work from a great artist.

Glory Volume 1: The Once And Future Destroyer
by Joe Keatinge / Ross Campbell

Collecting another new series revamp where artists and writers illustrate how easy it is to make a Rob Liefeld creation actually interesting - something he himself has really never been too successful doing. Amazons, Demons, aliens, and scarring battles!

by Nina Bunjevac

Bunjevac is the link that connects American underground comics with European comics. Zorka - the manic-depressive heroine of Heartless, is a Balkan immigrant stuck working in a meat factory. Bunjevac brings a darkly funny, feminist perspective to a vast array of socio-political issues.

Prince Of Cats
by Ronald Wimberly

If you've thought, "I would totally get into some Shakespeare if only someone would bring a hip-hop approach to the works of The Bard" - now you can! Wimberly tackles Romeo & Juliet, set in a Brooklyn Blade Runner future, with samurai.

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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