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August 21, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - August 21, 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.


Child of Tomorrow and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library)

Child of Tomorrow and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library)
by Al Feldstein

Fall Guy for Murder and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library)

Fall Guy for Murder and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library)
by Johnny Craig

Fantagraphics offers up two new, gorgeous installments in its excellent EC Comics Library. Feldstein's Child Of Tomorrow boasts the artist's grotesque characters, scenes of destruction and 50s-era pin-up perfection. Craig's Fall Guy For Murder collection boasts elegant linework and stories of the darkest noir. Rediscovering the perfection of EC Comics has never been more fun!


Children of Palomar

Children of Palomar
by Gilbert Hernandez

This snappy new hardcover collects Gilbert's New Tales Of Old Palomar 3 issue mini-series, his much welcomed return to Palomar - the fictional town (and its inhabitants) from his famed Love & Rockets comics - stories of thieves, bottomless chasms and the mystery of the laughing baby.


Outliers #1

Outliers #1
by Erik Johnson

No, this isn't the comics adaptation of the Malcolm Gladwell book, it's the story of a silent young boy and a hairy woodland giant on a pathway to mystery. Apes in limos, dragons, and more are part of this intriguing first installment.


Strangers In Paradise Omnibus

Strangers In Paradise Omnibus
by Terry Moore

If you were waiting for an omnibus edition to delve into Terry Moore's 1990s classic, epic, love triangle, this is it. Clocking in at over 2000 pages, this 2-volume box set gives you all the Strangers in Paradise you can get.


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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