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June 12, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - June 12, 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.


Atomcat<br />

Atomcat

by Osamu Tezuka

In case Tezuka's Astro Boy wasn't adorable enough for you, here he creates an anti-bullying story and an Astro Boy cat called Atomcat.


Blammo #8

Blammo #8
by Noah Van Sciver

It's been over a year since Noah delivered an issue of Blammo, but issue #8 is well worth the wait. "Expectations," a story about encountering an ex at a party, is as emotionally sharp and as finely crafted as any prose short story, "Charles The Chicken Gets Tough" offers more poultry-based strangeness, but "Punks V. Lizards" - in which punks fight dinosaurs, is an immediate classic.


Everything Takes Forever

Everything Takes Forever
by Victor Kerlow

This collection of comics and drawings by this New Yorker and New York Times illustrator is a showcase of talent - featuring varying styles and subject matter, and including, of course, Taco Head.


Lose #5

Lose #5
by Michael Deforge

Very Casual

Very Casual
by Michael Deforge

First, there's a new issue of one of the hottest underground comics going on right now, Lose. It's a collection of trippy, weird and entertaining short stories - it's sort of like Adventure Time for grown-ups. Then, Very Causal collects a number of Deforge's non-Lose stories - his contributions to websites, anthologies and mini-comics. Also weirdly excellent.


Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail benn@atomicbooks.com. 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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