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December 19, 2012

Atomic Books Comics Preview - December 19, 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.

Django Unchained #1

Django Unchained #1
by Quentin Tarantino / R.M. Guera

If you're like me, you can't wait until Christmas day to see Tarantino's new epic, Django Unchained. So the first issue of this new mini-series, nicely illustrated by Guera, should help tide you over. Or it may be too much of a tease. It's your call. Also, the comics promise to have extra stuff edited from the final film, so it's also like a comic book director's cut without having to wait for the DVD. If only there was a comic gag reel too.

Don't Go Where I Can't Follow

Don't Go Where I Can't Follow
by Anders Nilsen / Cheryl Weaver

Anders and Cheryl had been together for 6 years. Anders and Cheryl were engaged to be married. Cheryl was diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease. This recollection, comprised of illustrations, comics, postcards and more is one of the most heart-wrenchingly beautiful things you'll ever read.


by Basil Wolverton

Although he's primarily known for his grotesques in MAD Magazine, Wolverton also had this character, Spacehawk. While being primarily an adventure-based series - it still has that trademark wonderful Wolverton weirdness.

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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