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January 9, 2014

Atomic Books Comics Preview - January 9, 2014

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.

The Best of Wonder Wart-Hog

The Best of Wonder Wart-Hog
by Gilbert Shelton

Those who say, "Violence never solves anything," must not be familiar with Wonder Wart-Hog. This book collects some of underground legend Shelton's (Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, Fat Freddy's Cat) earliest comics, and in these pages, extreme violence seems to solve everything.


by Brandon Graham

Radioactive wastelands, a sci-fi/fantasy Russia, werewolves and more - this is Brandon Graham's complete Multiple Warheads saga - and it's a magical place to lose yourself in.


by various

This 100 page celebration of the landmark Detective Comics #27 (in the original series, it marked the first appearance of Batman), contains a laundry list of Batman luminaries contributing stores - Scott Snyder, Paul Dini, Brad Meltzer, and more!

Prison Pit: Book 5

Prison Pit: Book 5
by Johnny Ryan

Ryan continues to push well beyond the limits good taste (thankfully) with this new installment of his sci-fi, prison gore-a-palooza epic. But don't just take my word for it, Haleigh, who works at Atomic, devoured this issue as soon as it was unpacked and proclaims it "still rad as hell."

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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