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July 17, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - July 17, 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.


Amazing, Enlightening and Absolutely True Adventures of Katherine Whaley

Amazing, Enlightening and Absolutely True Adventures of Katherine Whaley
by Kim Deitch

A modern girl (Katherine), an 18th century dandy (Charles Varnay), a hyper-intelligent dog (Rousseau), seven metal urns that contain recordings of the voice of Christ with an urgent message for the world, and a movie (The Goddess of Enlightenment) in which Katherine must appear nude - underground comix legend Kim Deitch returns with an epic graphic novel.


Black Kiss II

Black Kiss II
by Howard Chaykin

Chaykin revisits is 25 year old, dark, erotic thriller, masterpiece Black Kiss with Black Kiss II - with all the sex and violence that made the original controversial.


Walrus: Brandon Graham's All Bum Album

Walrus: Brandon Graham's All Bum Album
by Brandon Graham

This art book serves to pull back the curtain to give us a look at how one of the most unique talents in comics puts together is wholly original worlds.


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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