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July 3, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - July 3, 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.


Alternative Comics #4

Alternative Comics #4
by various

It's been so long since the last issue of Alternative Comics, I can't even tell you when it came out. But it's back now, promising to collect the best indie, web and zine comics artists around twice a year, and this issue makes it clear they mean business. #4 includes work by Alex Schubert, Theo Ellsworth and Craig Thompson, and more!


Hic And Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humor Volume 1

Hic And Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humor Volume 1
by Lauren Barnett / Nathan Bulmer

Comedy is hard - which is why there are so few good humor comics. Barnett & Bulmer are on a mission to collect the best funny comics from around the world and compile them in Hic & Hoc. Volume 1 features new and previously-published work from Box Brown, Dustin Harbin, Noah Van Sciver, Julia Wertz, Sam Henderson, Sam Spina, Alex Schubert and many more. The result is a page-turner of yuks.


Bread And Wine

Bread And Wine
by Samuel R. Delany / Mia Wolff

This is an autobiographical love story between Delany, an African-American college professor, writer and theorist, and Dennis - an man living on the streets. With Alan Moore contributing an introduction and Neil Gaiman and Junot Diaz (and Frank Miller in case that still means something to anyone) singing its praises, you know Bread & Wine has something special going on.


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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