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December 19, 2014

Atomic Books Comics Preview - December 19, 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.

by The Usual Gang of Idiots

What do the NFL, Ebola, militarization of police, Target's security breach, American Apparel CEO Dov Charney, Chris Christie, Flight 370, Cliven Bundy, Donald Sterling and Vladimir Putin all have in common? Well, aside from grabbing headlines in 2014, they're also included in MAD's annual "The 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things."


by Steve Niles / Bernie Wrightson

This Treasury Edition-sized comic is a magnificent piece of supernatural Hollywood noir. A great story by Niles and fantastic, moody, horror art by master Wrightson.

Rumble #1

Rumble #1
by John Arcudi / James Harren

The first issue of a new horror series that reminds me a lot of Sam Kieth's The Maxx. A bartender gets sucked into mysterious supernatural events when a regular comes rushing into the bar, missing an arm and being chased by a hooded scarecrow with a sword.

Saga Volume 4

Saga Volume 4
by Brian K. Vaughan / Fiona Staples

The new Saga collection is out! Can everyone stop freaking out now?

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)

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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