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February 7, 2014

Atomic Books Comics Preview - February 7, 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.

Alone Forever

Alone Forever
by Liz Prince

Just in time for Valentines Day, Liz Prince offers up this exploration of being single. Punk rock - comics - boys with beards - and lots of self-deprecating humor, all drawn in Liz's adorable illustration style.

Graphic Thrills: American XXX Movie Posters, 1970 to 1985

Graphic Thrills: American XXX Movie Posters, 1970 to 1985
by Robin Bougie

Robin Bougie is most famous for his long-running film zine, Cinema Sewer. This new book is much more high end - lots of full color pictures of 1970s-1980s' era pornographic movie one-sheets. Graphic Thrills is a perfect title for this book - and it delivers page after page.

DMZ Book 1

DMZ Book 1
by Brian Wood / Riccardo Burchielli

DC/Vertigo Comics queues up Brian Wood's acclaimed DMZ series - about a future American Civil War that leaves New York a demilitarized zone, gets the deluxe treatment. If you missed this series when it came out, these larger deluxe format books are a great way to read them.

Sucker Bait and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library)

Sucker Bait and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library)
by Graham Ingels / Al Feldstein

Zero Hour and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library)

Zero Hour and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library)
by Jack Kamen / Al Feldstein

Fantagraphics delivers two more gorgeous installments to its EC Comics Library line. These are musts for anyone who cares about some of the most important, influential comics of all time.

Weird #4

Weird #4
by Noel Freibert (editor)

It's a new issue of the anti-magazine comics magazine. This issue features work by CF, Dash Shaw, Andy Burkholder, Chris Day and many more!

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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