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October 10, 2012

Atomic Books Comics Preview - October 10, 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 American Comics 2012
by Francoise Mouly (editor) / Jessica Abel (series editor) / Matt Madden (series editor)

This book is to comics as the year-end mixed-CD sampler is to the year's best albums. Get a taste of the best comics of 2012, featuring work by Charles Burns, Chris Ware, Chester Brown, Sarah Varon and many, many more. Then go check out the books where your favorite stories originally appeared.


Haunted Horror #1
by Bob Powell

It's a new series collecting the best of the worst pre-Code vintage horror. See for yourself if comics cause juvenile delinquency!


Mattias Unfiltered: The Sketchbook Art of Mattias Adolfsson
by Mattias Adolfsson

Meet Swedish artist Mattias Adolfsson. He spends his down time filling Moleskine journals with delicately detailed artwork. This book presents his work to English artists for the first time. Each page is a visual wonder to get lost in.


Saga Volume 1
by Brian K. Vaughan / Fiona Staples

Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) is no stranger to hit comic series. Saga, a sexy, subversive sci-fi fantasy, is yet another one, and this volume collects the first six sold out issues.


Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail benn@atomicbooks.com. 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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