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December 5, 2012

Atomic Books Comics Preview - December 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.


Eat More Bikes

Eat More Bikes
by Nathan Bulmer

A collection of original and spot-on gag comics from MAD Magazine contributor - including girls with sad eyes, a Fountain of Youth that maybe we'd want to take a pass on, lo-res poo and more! There's a laugh on every page.


Handbook for Hot Witches: Dame Darcy's Illustrated Guide to Magic, Love, and Creativity

Handbook for Hot Witches: Dame Darcy's Illustrated Guide to Magic, Love, and Creativity
by Dame Darcy

Meatcake comics creator Dame Darcy mixes comics with craft with DIY with witchcraft and the result is this charming hardcover hybrid handbook.


House Of Fun

House Of Fun
by Evan Dorkin

A non-stop parade of Evan Dorkin's anarchist brand of cartoon hilarity - Milk & Cheese, Murder Family, The Eltingville Comic Book Science Fiction Fantasy Horror and Role-Playing Club and more! Get ready to laugh - a lot. This one-shot makes those of us who remember when Dorkin did comics regularly yearn for more.


Songs Of The Abyss

Songs Of The Abyss
by Eamon Espey

I love Eamon Espey's comics - black and white, psychedelic, neo-tribal, they frequently tap into a portion of the brain most of us don't want to acknowledge we have. Egyptian gods, biblical monsters, and a homicidal Santa Claus doing the devil's business. And worms. I love the worms in Eamon's books. Eamon Espey is a one-of-a-kind comics genius.


Sunday In The Park With Boys

Sunday In The Park With Boys
by Jane Mai

Jane Mai's comics are both very simple and very complex. They are both superficially entertaining and profoundly meditative. Jane drinks, she loves, she likes being alone, she hates being alone, she hurts herself, and she is also plagued by a centipede. Jane is a magical character that you want to know and are afraid to know.


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 2012" 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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