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April 9, 2014

Atomic Books Comics Preview - April 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.


Cosplayers

Cosplayers
by Dash Shaw

We've all seen 'em - the kids with hats with ears, the kids wearing tails. Hell, you may even be one. Nothing wrong with that. Annie and Verti are cosplayers using an unsuspecting reality to make a movie.


Batman Eternal #1

Batman Eternal #1
by Scott Snyder / Jason Fabok

I know, the world needs another Batman series like it needs more Russian aggression. But this new weekly series is helmed by Scott Snyder who's been writing some of the best Batman comics in decades.


Future Shock #7

Future Shock #7
by Josh Burggraf

If you're in the mood for cool, arty, cutting-edge sci-fi comics, you really need to check out this anthology series edited by Josh Burggraf.


Hup #1

Hup #1
by Robert Crumb

Hup #2

Hup #2
by Robert Crumb

Yes, a lot of Crumb's stuff has been collected into book form, but there's just something so much more satisfying reading his stuff in traditional comic book format. Here Crumb Comics has started reprinting his old Hup series.


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
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)


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