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January 30, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - January 30, 2013

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.

Barrel of Monkeys

Barrel of Monkeys
by Florent Ruppert / Jérôme Mulot

If you ever needed a clear illustration of what one means by viciously funny, Ruppert and Mulot's Barrel of Monkeys is it. Available for the first time in English - the adventures of two portraitists underscore the dark nastiness of human existence.

Dear Beloved Stranger

Dear Beloved Stranger
by Dino Pai

Pai's art brings to life this story of a fresh-out-of-school artist looking for artistic identity.

Hellraisers: A Graphic Biography

Hellraisers: A Graphic Biography
by Robert Sellers / JAKe

Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole, and Oliver Reed are not only four of the greatest actors of all time, they are also four of the greatest boozers. And the stories are legendary. This graphic novel weaves some of their hellraising stories together for a jolly good read.

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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