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December 4, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - December 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.

Black Is The Color

Black Is The Color
by Julia Gfrörer

Julia Gfrörer is one of the best cartoonists working today. Her linework is intense, her narratives are dark and moody. This here is a sea-faring comic, where an abandoned sailor is slowly dying while adrift and visited by a mermaid. She's like a younger Dame Darcy.

Brenda Starr: The Complete Pre-Code Comics Volume 1: Good Girls, Bondage, and Other Fine Things

Brenda Starr: The Complete Pre-Code Comics Volume 1: Good Girls, Bondage, and Other Fine Things
by Jack Kamen / Matt Baker

From back in the days when comics caused juvenile delinquency (it's true! they even had McCarthy-era Senate hearings about it) comes these Brenda Starr good girl comics which feature a lot of mid-century bondage, mild torture and other forms of titillation.

Celebrities Poop

Celebrities Poop
by Chris Gore

Chris Gore created an unofficial sequel to the children's classic, Everyone Poops. But instead of animals pooping, here we get celebrities. Yes, even Bieber poops. Includes a download too.

Couch Tag

Couch Tag
by Jesse Reklaw

Jesse Reklaw is a master autobiographical cartoonist. This long-form memoir deals with childhood, death, sex, drugs, mental illness with cleverness and honesty.

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)

Online "Best of 2013" Book Lists

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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