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July 24, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - July 24, 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.

The Daniel Clowes Reader

The Daniel Clowes Reader
by Daniel Clowes / Ken Parille

Any list of Best Living American Cartoonists that doesn't include Dan Clowes in the top 3 isn't a list worth reading. This beautiful collection gives the critical treatment to 10 of Clowes' most important comics stories which it includes in their entirety, from Ghost World to "Art School Confidential" to "Blue Italian Shit."


by Ulises Farinas / Erick Freitas

After failing to save the world, Dusty has managed to eek out a life for himself as a coward. But when an abused woman shows up, Dusty is the only one willing to help. The formula that results in the charm of this one-shot comic is that it is one part Pokemon for grown-ups, one part part Pacific Rim and one part awesome illustration style.

Last Of The Mohicans

Last Of The Mohicans
by Shigeru Sugiura / Ryan Holmberg

It's a manga take on the classic James Fenimore Cooper story. This is the first time Sugiura's work has appeared in English, and his collage style (juxtaposing realistic illustrations with manga-styled illustrations) is a delight. Picturebox is giving us an excellent opportunity to check out a Post-War manga classic in an exquisitely designed book.

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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