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February 19, 2014

Atomic Books Comics Preview - February 19, 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.


Animal Battle

Animal Battle
by MarYanna Hoggatt

This limited full color pamphlet collects art from Maryanna's recent Portland art show. The illustrations of animals prepared for battle makes me really wish I could watch this war, because it would easily be more awesome than that Narnia nonsense.


Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court
by Mark Twain / Seymour Chwast

Design icon Chwast adapts Twain's time-traveling classic novel in a sharp new hardcover comic.


Joyners in 3D

The Joyners in 3D
by R.J. Ryan / David Marquez

This futuristic, die-cut hardcover comic comes in anaglyph 3D. A pretty impressive book for more than 3D fans.


The Pitchfork Review #1

The Pitchfork Review #1
by J.C. Gabel

Pitchfork has tapped J.C. Gable (of Stop Smiling fame) to help translate the website into a periodical, and this inaugural issue is off to a great start, with a piece by Simon Reynolds, and interview with Danzig and comics by Ron Rege Jr., Paul Hornschemeier, Simon Hanselmann and so much more!


Salted Mischief

Salted Mischief
by Katrin Hagen

Katrin's collection of illustrations are hilarious and adorable, and this new book will have you laughing out loud. Katrin holds up a mirror to us all at an interesting angle that sometimes reflects us back as animals and inanimate objects that still manage to reveal us in very surprising and amusing ways. Easily one of my favorite books so far this year.


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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