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September 7, 2014

Atomic Books Comics Preview - December 6, 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.


Rough House 2

Rough House 2
by Raw Paw Press

This is a classic, DIY comics anthology - with screen-printed covers and a variety of colorful approaches to interior art - and stories ranging from one page to several. It's the sort of anthology you keep on an end table and pick at and pick at until you realize you've reread the whole thing a half-dozen times and know you could reread it a half-dozen more. With stories by Mack White, Nicholas Mahler, Yuwei Gong, Alex Webb, Gillian Rhodes and many more. Rough House 2 is an advanced course in DIY printing.


You Were Swell #1

You Were Swell #1
by Sophie McMahan

You Were Swell #2

You Were Swell #2
by Sophie McMahan

I am as excited by McMahan's You Were Swell comics as by any comic in quite awhile. Part freakshow, part flash/pin-up-style art, You Were Swell delivers stories of strange delights.


Prison Pit Book 1 DVD

Prison Pit Book 1 DVD
by Johnny Ryan

The hilarious brutality of Johnny Ryan's infamous Prison Pit comics has been turned into a cartoon. This DVD collects cartoons based on Book 1 of the comics.


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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