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November 14, 2012

Atomic Books Comics Preview - November 14, 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.

17 x 23 Showcase Volume 1

17 x 23 Showcase Volume 1
by various

This classy UK comics anthology gives a group of up-and-coming comics talent 10 pages to tell their respective story. This inaugural volume features Isaac Lenkiewicz, Kyle Platts, Henry McCauseland, Nick Sheehy, and Joe Kessler.

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir
by Ellen Forney

Forney mines her own bipolar disorder for a glimpse into how a mood disorder effects an artists work. Dark, funny, honest and revealing.

Tune: Vanishing Point

Tune: Vanishing Point
by Derek Kirk Kim

It's a sci-fi comedy where Andy's pursuit of a post-art school job leads him to become an exhibit in a zoo run by aliens.

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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