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September 25, 2014

Atomic Books Comics Preview - September 25, 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.

Barbarella Deluxe Edition (Super Oversized)

Barbarella Deluxe Edition (Super Oversized)
by Jean-Claude Forrest / Kelly Sue DeConnick

The comic that inspired the erotic sci-fi classic gets a worthy, gorgeous deluxe, oversized treatment. Limited. You'll kick yourself if you wait.

Copra Round One

Copra Round One
by Michel Fiffe

For those who think art comics and superhero comics have to be mutually exclusive, I challenge you to read Fiffe's Copra, taking in those water color washes and European-style lines and then try to make that argument.

The Libertarian

The Libertarian
by Nick Maandag

A Libertarian decides to pretend to be something he isn't in order to trick a woman into having sex with him. Mandaag manages to create a comic that satirizes Libertarians, socialists, feminists, Marxists, vegans and while still keeping its heart in the right place.


by Paul Lyons / Roby Newton (editors)

Can't get enough of wrestling, well the next best medium outside the squared-circle for telling wrestling stories is comics. And this sharp new anthology features stories by Brian Ralph, Box Brown, Lale Westvind, Pat Aulisio, Josh Bayer, Matt Leines, and more. Get your wrestle on, with all it's blood-spatteringly, gory glory.

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.

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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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