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February 27, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - February 27, 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.

Adventure Time Volume 2

Adventure Time Volume 2
by Ryan North / Shelli Paroline / Braden Lamb

A new collection of bestselling comics from the hit TV series. Trust me, if you like the show, you'll like these comics - they are the rare comic that not only captures the spirit of the source material - they continue with it.

Batman: The Black Mirror

Batman: The Black Mirror
by Scott Snyder / Jock / Francesco Francavilla

For those reading Batman comics, you probably already know that Scott Snyder is one of the best writers of this character in years. His "Court of Owls" story arc was great. His "Death of the Family" will easily go down as one of the all-time best Batman stories. But this new, very affordable paperback collects one of his earlier stories and is a great introduction or the perfect excuse for anyone looking to read some good Batman comics.

Nemo: Heart of Ice (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

Nemo: Heart of Ice (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
by Alan Moore / Kevin O'Neill

This is a big week for Alan Moore fans. Not only is the ol' snake worshipper back with a new art book/bio on Steven Moore and a look at South London but he also delivers a new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen book - this one is a Nemo tale where Jules Verne meets H.P. Lovecraft. In a nifty hardcover format.

Sad Sex

Sad Sex
by Heather Benjamin

Okay, this one is ADULTS ONLY - but hol-ee crap do I love Heather Benjamin's artwork of women leaking all kinds of fluids all over the place! Disturbing, funny, awesome - not for those with a sensitive stomach.

Tony Millionaire's Maakies Newspaper

Tony Millionaire's Maakies Newspaper
by Tony Millionaire

Talk about the perfect marriage of format and content! This newspaper collects over 100 of Millionaire's Maakies strips. If you're looking to read something like this on some sort of novelty e-gadget, well, I just feel sorry for you.

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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