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June 19, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - June 19, 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.

Gabba Gabba Hey!: The Graphic Story Of The Ramones

Gabba Gabba Hey!: The Graphic Story Of The Ramones
by Jim McCarthy / Brian Williamson

In the history of punk, few bands lived as perfectly as comic book characters as the Ramones, so this graphic novel band history is a very appropriate format to tell their story.

It Will All Hurt

It Will All Hurt
by Farel Dalrymple

I'll be honest, if it's a web comic, it may as well not exist as far as I'm concerned. Maybe that's because it, technically speaking, doesn't. Exist, that is. But once it's printed with real ink on real paper, then I might be interested. This arty, Falrymple sci-fi book was a web comic - but this print version is just so gorgeous, it's hard for me to understand why anyone would prefer pixels to paper.

Raw Fury #1

Raw Fury #1
by Peter Miles Bergman / Eric Von Haynes (editors)

This street art zine is one of those finely hand-crafted publications where the editors pay so much attention to detail, and so obsessively slave over the final product, that it's just impossible to not pick up, thumb through and need to own. It even includes a poster.

Saga Volume 2

Saga Volume 2
by Brian K. Vaughan / Fiona Staples

This is the newest collection of Vaughn and Staples' controversial hit sci-fi fantasy comic.

Study Group Magazine #2

Study Group Magazine #2
by Zack Soto / Milo George (editors)

Soto and George have compiled an excellent, gorgeous and very readable comics magazine. #2 features comics by Aidan Koch, David King, Lilli Carre, Michael Deforge, Lark Pien, Jeremy Onsmith, Dan Zettwoch, Julia Gfrorer and many more. There are also interviews, essays and more. You won't be able to stop 'til you've read Study Group from cover to cover.

Sweet Tooth Volume 6: Wild Game

Sweet Tooth Volume 6: Wild Game
by Jeff Lemire

This volume concludes Lemire's hit, acclaimed post-apocalyptic tale of human/animal hybrid mutations.

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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