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May 15, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - May 15, 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.

'Adult Babysitting Volume 1

Adult Babysitting Volume 1
MarYanna Hoggatt

'Adult Babysitting Volume 2

Adult Babysitting Volume 2
MarYanna Hoggatt

MarYanna spent years slinging booze in a tiny neighborhood pub in Portland and all she has to show for it is this excellent comics series that collects her anecdotes and drink recipes. Easily one of my favorite new mini comics.

'Adventure Time: Marceline And The Scream Queens Volume 1

Adventure Time: Marceline And The Scream Queens Volume 1
by various

'Adventure Time: Playing With Fire Volume 1

Adventure Time: Playing With Fire Volume 1
by various

Whether you love Marceline and Princess Bubblegum or Fire Princess, this week offers up 2 Adventure Time treats. Marceline & The Scream Queens collects the mini-series where Princess Bubblegum joins Marceline's rock band for a tour across Ooo. Playing With Fire is an original black & white (slightly manga-style) graphic novel that focuses on the Flame Princess and her own adventure, romance with Finn and wrestling with the call of evil.

'Authority Volume 1

The Authority Volume 1
by Warren Ellis / Mark Millar / Bryan Hitch / Frank Quitely

Warren Ellis's hit superhero series is back in print with a deluxe hardcover edition. The Authority isn't your average superhero pablum - it's sort of like quality superhero comics extra plus.

'Coffin Cuties #1 / Playnerd #1

Coffin Cuties #1 / Playnerd #1
by Tuffnerd / Mike Hearse

While this adult pin-up magazine isn't an actual comic, it certainly has a comic spirit. It's a flip mag, with one side featuring horror-based pin-ups (Coffin Cuties) and the other featuring sci-fi-based pin-ups (Playnerd). Playful, sexy, naughty, fun.

'Dungeon Family

Dungeon Family
by Matt Furie

Furie is best-known for the hit humor comic series, Boy's Club. Dungeon Family is a snappy, full-color collection of his groteques - trippy monster drawings.

'Wicked Vibes #1

Wicked Vibes #1
by Dillon Hallen / various

Wicked Vibes is a punk, underground type of modern Tales From The Crypt. An array of creepy and/or gross stories, all written by Dillon Hallen with a diversity of artists.

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)

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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