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September 4, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - September 4, 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.

Arthur #35

Arthur #35
by Jay Babcock (editor)

For those misguided few who like to ignorantly proclaim "newspapers are a thing of the past," Arthur exists to highlight the egg on their face. But when you look at the line-up of Arthur contributors and subjects, you'll see why: Lale Westvind, Thurston Moore, Julia Gfrorer, Baltimore's T Hill, and more. Arthur honors the centuries old tradition of newspapers.

Blobby Boys

Blobby Boys
by Alex Schubert

Awhile back, when Blobby Boys first came out as a self-published mini, I selected it as a pick. Koyama gives the title a perfect-bound, deluxe treatment. It's like the original Blobby Boys - a comic about pot-smoking punk bandmates - but more. Because, y'know, it's literally more - more pages.

Little Tommy Lost: Book 1

Little Tommy Lost: Book 1
by Cole Closser

If you've longed for the perfect lines of vintage newspaper strips, but wished for a more modern sensibility, Closser's story of a boy lost in the big city is what you've been waiting for.

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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