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October 16, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - October 16, 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.

Adventure Time: Fionna And Cake

Adventure Time: Fionna And Cake
by Natasha Allegri

Allegri's universal style makes the already appealing Adventure Time gender-bending team of Fionna and Cake even more appealing.


by Jim Woodring

Following his acclaimed Congress Of The Animals, Woodring, a master of perfect linework and psychedelic head games, answers many lingering questions about Frank's future.

Iron Bound

Iron Bound
by Brendan Leach

Leach's style is every bit as compellingly gritty has his subject matter here - New Jersey street gangs and those living a marginal life in a 1960s Newark.

Joker: Death Of The Family

Joker: Death Of The Family
by by Scott Snyder / Greg Capullo

Scott Snyder has been writing some of the finest Batman comics in easily the past 25 years. And this volume collects his best to date - Joker returns, with his previously removed face tied back to his head and an elaborate plan to destroy the Batman family. Death of the Family is more a horror/suspense tale than it is a superhero yarn.

Loud Comix #1

Loud Comix #1
by Jamie Vayda

Vayda collects crazy short stories from the rock and roll life and more (karaoke, weird-eyed kids, a creepy uncle) from friends in bands and illustrates them with a take on the classic '90s alternative comics style that seems strikingly fresh.

Love and Rockets: New Stories #6

Love and Rockets: New Stories #6
by Los Bros. Hernandez

Love and Rockets is now its fourth decade, and New Stories #6 is one of the most anticipated issues of the series as the Hernandez Brothers continue their streak of acclaimed stories. Gilbert's Killer reminds us of Luba, and Jaime's Tonta swims in sinister waters.

Palookaville #21

Palookaville #21
by Seth

This gorgeous new hardcover includes the concluding installment to part four of Seth's ongoing Clyde Fans epic. There's also autobiographical comics and a biographical profile of Canadian cartoonist Jacques Gagnier.

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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