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May 14, 2014

Atomic Books Comics Preview - May 14, 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.


Fuff #9

Fuff #9
by Jeffrey Lewis

With this issue of Fuff, cartoonist and musician Jeffrey Lewis enters the realm of confessional comics as he begins digging into his sexual experiences for material and wrestles with doing so as he discusses it with his therapist - his drawing board.


Get Over It!

Get Over It!
by Corinne Mucha

Corinne Mucha mines a personal relationship to effectively create this engaging manual on how to get over the ending of important relationships. Sharply insightful, funny, charming and loaded with feels.


Memory Palaces

Memory Palaces
by Edie Fake

Edie's over-sized art book is patternistic, colorful and mesmerizing. You want to go beyond the pages and into the palaces presented here.


Pitchfork Review #2

Pitchfork Review #2

Pitchfork continues to pursue physicality with a new issue of its increasingly excellent quarterly publication. Articles on Kate Bush, critic Ellen Willis, Sun Kil Moon, A LOT of excellent comics by Edie Fake, Micheal DeForge, Simon Hanselmann and others, and this issue in includes a split single, with one side by Kurt Vile And The Lovetones and the other by Watery Love. The Pitchfork Review begs to be read cover to cover then sat down on a coffee table to be easily picked back up for more thumbing through. Here's hoping it inspires a new era of music-zine publishing - something we could all benefit from. Even if it doesn't, you'll want to collect these.


Weird Love #1

Weird Love #1

After the success of its excellent pre-Code horror reprint series Haunted Horror, IDW is now venturing into the romance realm with the fun Weird Love. With stories like "I Fell For A Commie," "Love Of A Lunatic," "Love In High Style," "The Taming Of The Brute" and more, it's panel after panel of vintage art and smacks, spankings and smooches.


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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