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May 8, 2014

Atomic Books Comics Preview - May 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.


The Amateurs

The Amateurs
by Conor Stechschulte

Conor's debut graphic novella is a strange, creepy and discomforting odd horror story: a still-talking decapitated head, butchers who can no longer remember how to butcher, and more.


As You Were #3

As You Were #3
by Mitch Clem (editor)

The punk comics anthology is bulking up on page count! With work by comics punks like Ben Snakepit, Liz Prince, Emilja Frances, and many more.


Metal Cats

Metal Cats
by Alexandra Crockett

Not since Naked Girls Smoking Weed or Richard Kern's take on the subject, Contact High, has a book with such a simple but brilliant concept hit the new release tables. This photo book collects photos of cats and the Metal icons who love them. Genius.


Slurricane #7

Slurricane #7
by Will Laren

If you haven't come across any of Tumblr sensation Will Laren's hilarious, weird, and grotesque comics, you are in for a treat. And even if you have, you're in for a treat. The new issue of his handmade, self-published Slurricane series is out now! In Slurricane, you'll find the greatest sheep actor of his generation, a bird blaster, pork partners, cowboy therapists and more.


Turtle Island

Turtle Island
by Kevin Sherry

Kevin Sherry is one of the best kids books authors out there. Turtle Island is a coolly illustrated book with a great story: it's a tale of loneliness and the magic of community as seen through an island-sized turtle and some shipwreck survivors.


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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