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December 12, 2012

Atomic Books Comics Preview - December 12, 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.

Human Being Lawnmower #3

Human Being Lawnmower #3
by Avi Spivak

Spivak's music/comics zine is so awesome, you can't thumb through it and not wish there were dozens more publications like this. Sadly, there aren't. Loaded with articles about bands like The Troggs, Cock Sparrer Lou Reed, record reviews and more. It also has comics by Spivak, Gabrielle Bell, Victor Kerlow, and others. Good writing about good music accompanied by good comics.


by Kyle Platts

This colorful new release by Nobrow Press collects a series of strips by Kyle Platts. The style is somewhere in the same realm as funny, super-violent/gross psyche-punk cartoonists like Johnny Ryan, Keenan Marshall Keller, Alex Schubert and Matt Furie. Gambling addicts, Madonna in an old folks home, neglected cats, and more.

Ticket Stub

Ticket Stub
by Tim Hensley

Back in the '90s, Hensley worked as a closed-captioner for movies and TV. In his off-time, he would draw his favorite scenes from these movies into his sketchbook that he would later collect into a zine. This book collects that zine's 9 issues, with comics on Gilbert Grape, Pokemon, Get Carter, Perfect Storm, Killer Klowns from Outer Space and more. Plus, the book is die-cut to look like a ticket stub.

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 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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