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February 20, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - February 20, 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.

Black Mass

Black Mass
by Patrick Kyle

This acclaimed graphic novel reads like a psychedelic Flintstones on a stream-of-consciousness adventure.

Farm School

Farm School
by Jason Turner

Hester is having an leisurely post-apocalypse - hunting animals, escorting kids, delivering library books. Farm School reads like a Hunger Games, without the games, or the TV show Revolution - but good. I'm hoping Turner continues to develop this world.

Posada And Manilla: Illustrations for Mexican Fairy Tales

Posada And Manilla: Illustrations for Mexican Fairy Tales
by Mercurio Casillas / Jose Posada / Manuel Manilla

Mexico, in the late 1800s, there lived two hugely influential and inspiring giants of illustration - Posada and Manilla. Here they are collected together for the first time on the 100th anniversary of Posada's death. Children's penny press illustrations and engravings at their finest and most affordable.

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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