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December 27, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - December 27, 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.


Kicks Magazine #1

Kicks Magazine #1
by various

This old music zine reprint was done as a fundraiser to help out Norton Records, whose warehouse and inventory was severely messed up by Hurricane Sandy. In this issue: Flamin' Groovies, The Shaggs, Everly Brothers and more!


Smoke Signal #17

Smoke Signal #17
by various

This is the house comics anthology from Brooklyn's excellent Desert Island Comics. Bright colors, sharp newsprint, and always an impressive list of contributors. This issue includes work by Chris Ware, Michael DeForge, Drew Friedman, Patrick Kyle, Benjamin Marra, David Shrigley and more!


Underworld by Kaz

Underworld by Kaz
by Kaz

This newspaper collects over 100 previously unpublished Kaz strips. Kaz's Underworld featured some of the grittiest, oddest and funniest gag strips ever to see ink in what was once known as your local alt-weekly.


World War 3 Illustrated #45

World War 3 Illustrated #45
by Seth Tobocman / Ethan Heitner / Jordan Worley

It's time for a hearty dose of anarcho/lefty political cartoons! This issue of WW3 Illustrated features work by such political cartoon luminaries as Seth Tobocman, Peter Kuper, Tom Hart, Stephanie McMillan, Mumia Abu Jamal, Isabella Bannerman, Steve Brodner, and many more.


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)

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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