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October 9, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - October 9, 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.

Afterlife With Archie #1

Afterlife With Archie #1
by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa / Francesco Francavilla / Jack Morelli

The folks over at Archie Comics have been taking Archie Andrews and his pals in interesting new directions lately (well, except for that Glee crossover), but this one is the weirdest and most curious. Riverdale has gone to the zombies. It's a darker, post-apocalpytic Archie comic.

Battling Boy

Battling Boy
by Paul Pope

One of the most anticipated graphic novels of the year - Paul Pope's Battling Boy! With monsters roaming Arcopolis, salvation lies with a 12-year-old demigod. Pope constructs a fascinating world and his art is kinetic and explosive.

Multiple Warheads: Down Fall

Multiple Warheads: Down Fall
by Brandon Graham

This volume collects a series of Graham's earlier Warheads tales in a snappy, 80-page format. Even more misadventures of Sexica and her werewolf boyfriend.

Shaolin Cowboy #1

Shaolin Cowboy #1
by Geof Darrow

You've not seen a detailed comic until you've seen a Geof Darrow comic. Cult classic Shaolin Cowboy returns in a modern kung-fu western, with a chainsaw.

Treasury Of Mini Comics Volume 1

Treasury Of Mini Comics Volume 1
by Michael Dowers (editor)

Mini comics are like the wild west of the comics world - in this lo-fi, DIY formate - it's anything - and everything - goes. This followup to the excellent mini-comic compendium Newave is the first of a 2 volume set chronicling nearly 40 years of mini comics. Featuring work by Justin Green, Colin Upton, Roberta Gregory, John Porcellino, Dylan Williams, Eric Reynolds, Molly Keily, Jim Blanchard, Chris Cilla, Jim Woodring, Marc Bell, Ron Regé Jr., Leela Corman, Fiona Smyth, Onsmith, Carrie McNinch, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, Noah Van Sciver, Kelly Froh, Max Clotfelter, and more.

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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