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January 29, 2014

Atomic Books Comics Preview - January 29, 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.


Ant Colony

Ant Colony
by Michael DeForge

DeForge's first original graphic novel is a bizarre and riveting look inside the world/lifespan of an ant colony. In DeForge's world, ants are as different as you and I, and no different from you and I. The world of the ant is largely allegorical for the world we live in. What I'm saying is, we are the ant colony!


Garth Ennis Presents Battle Classics

Garth Ennis Presents Battle Classics
by Garth Ennis (editor)

Garth Ennis knows good war comics, having written many himself over the years. Here he presents his favorites from the popular 1970s British war comic, Battle.


Police Log Comics #2

Police Log Comics #2
by Owen Cook

Owen Cook returns with a wonderful new collection of comics illustrating incidents from Carmel, California's police log. Living in Baltimore, I find these crimes relatively adorable.


Snowpiercer Volume 1: The Escape

Snowpiercer Volume 1: The Escape
by Jacques Lob / Jean-Marc Rochette

The first time in English, and just in time for those of us suffering through an abusively cold winter. This story is set in the future - the Earth is a frozen wasteland and all of humanity is on a giant train traveling. Each compartment/section makes up a different social strata, with the rich up front and the poorest in the rear. As can be expected, some are dissatisfied by this arrangement. This is the first of two parts. Also, the movie version of book this will soon be released in the U.S.


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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