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November 28, 2014

Atomic Books Comics Preview - November 28, 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 BuzzFeed's Great American Bookstores, as well as one of Flavorwire's 10 greatest comic and graphic novel stores in America.


Batman Eternal Volume 1

Batman Eternal Volume 1
by Scott Snyder / Jason Fabok

We are currently living in a modern golden era of Batman comics. Scott Snyder's run on the regular Batman monthly series has been great. There have been a number of interesting, new spin-off series like Gotham Academy and Gotham By Midnight. And there has been the super-fun weekly Batman Eternal. This reads like an all-hands on-deck Bat-family TV show, with delightful cliffhanger after cliffhanger. Plush, Hush is back.


Gotham By Midnight #1

Gotham By Midnight #1
by Ray Fawkes / Ben Templesmith

With art by Templesmith, Gotham By Midnight is a stylistic, supernatural/horror take on the Batman universe. Jason Blood (AKA The Spectre) has a special investigation unit inside the Gotham Police Department where they take serious looks at oddball cases.


Madman In Your Face 3D Special

Madman In Your Face 3D Special
by Michael Allred

Madman is back in this super snappy 3D adventure! The comic includes 3D glasses, and the effects are like a masterful pop confection, which is perfect for Madman.


The Mammoth Book of Cult Comics

The Mammoth Book of Cult Comics
edited by Ilya

The word "cult" is code for the really cool stuff that most people have no idea about. This Mammoth Book collects almost 500 pages of some of the coolest international comics you've never read.


Soppy: A Love Story

Soppy: A Love Story
by Philippa Rice

Based on her own life, Philippa has constructed one of the most adorable romance comics I've ever encountered. The sweetness and brilliance of what is captured here is not in the big, dramatic moments, but in the small, daily events that affirm a love shared.


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)

List of Online "Best of 2014" 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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