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May 22, 2014

Atomic Books Comics Preview - May 22, 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.


by I. N. J. Culbard

A gorgeously cinematic metaphysical tale of existence. If you like the sorts of questions movies like 2001 raise, you won't be able to put Culbard's book down.

Most Dangerous Animal Of All: Searching For My Father And Finding The Zodiac Killer

Most Dangerous Animal Of All: Searching For My Father And Finding The Zodiac Killer
by Gary L. Stewart / Susan Mustafa

This isn't a comic, but everyone at Atomic is reading the hell out of this book right now. It is an intense tale of Stewart - who goes on a journey to find his biological father and instead believes he finds the Zodiac Killer.

Sick Rose: Disease And The Art Of Medical Illustration

Sick Rose: Disease And The Art Of Medical Illustration
by Richard Barnett

In the 19th century, urbanization, industrialization and poor hygiene resulted in an era of epidemics. Sick Rose collects the grotesquely riveting medical illustrations of diseases of this era. It's both disturbing and beautiful at the same time. You can't look away - no matter how much you want to.

White Lama

White Lama
by Alexandro Jodorowsky / Georges Bess

White Lama combines Jodorowsky's trademark spiritualism with martial arts in this adventure. It collects the hard to find series on one handy and smart hardcover volume. If you've seen the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune and want more of this difficult genius' vision, his comics offer a world of fun.

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
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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