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August 7, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - August 7, 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 Facts and Beyond

Amazing Facts and Beyond
by Kevin Huizenga / Dan Zettwoch

Collecting the strip from the St. Louis Riverfront Dispatch, Amazing Facts is sort of like a modern Ripley's Believe It Or Not as written by John Hodgman.

Beach Girls

Beach Girls
by Box Brown / James Kochalka

The perfect comic to end the summer. Box Brown's story deals with vacationers, locals, surfing, skating and weed sales. Kochalka's story has a couple mushroom creatures discovering a blonde "princess" in the aftermath of a beach party.

Fashion Beast

Fashion Beast
by Alan Moore / Facundo Percio / Antony Johnston

Collecting the 10 issue series that adapted Moore's unpublished script from the 80s into a comic - a dystopian commentary on fashion.

Feldstein: The Mad Life And Fantastic Art Of Al Feldstein

Feldstein: The Mad Life And Fantastic Art Of Al Feldstein
by Al Feldstein / Grant Geissman

Both biography and beautiful artbook, Feldstein looks at the life and work of the legendary EC Comics artist and MAD Magazine editor.

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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