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February 15, 2015

Atomic Books Comics Preview - February 15, 2015

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.

Jack Davis: Some Of My Good Stuff

Jack Davis: Some Of My Good Stuff
by Jack Davis

The Art of Jack Davis

The Art of Jack Davis
by Jack Davis

Are you looking for impeccable examples of illustration work? You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone much better than the legendary Jack Davis.


by Julia Arrendondo

Julia decided to document some of her relationships from her time in Baltimore in the form of an intricate, delicate pop-up book. Her tone is as honest, personal and intimate as any personal zine you'd read - but then each relationship folds out into a 3D art scene. It's an amazing accomplishment.

Cooking with the Bears: Healthy Recipes by Hairy Men

Cooking with the Bears: Healthy Recipes by Hairy Men
by Angelo Sindaco / Andrea Signori

I just thought I should point out that this book exists.

Fables: The Complete Covers by James Jean

Fables: The Complete Covers by James Jean
by James Jean

Who doesn't love the work of James Jean? Some might say that it was Bill Willingham's writing that made the Vertigo series Fables such a hit that it was ripped off by two TV networks and spawned a really awesome video game series, but Jean's covers, which this book collects (in an updated, complete form), sure didn't hurt.

Nerve Gum #1: Pink

Nerve Gum #1: Pink
by by A.P. Westcott

Nerve Gum #2: Selenite Pitch

Nerve Gum #2: Selenite Pitch
by James O

These minis that are part of the "Nerve Gum" series offers short, beautiful, exquisitely crafted cyberpunk stories. I know! Cyberpunk!

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, Mutant Funnies

also at Largehearted Boy:

other Atomic Books Comics Preview lists (weekly new comics & graphic novel highlights)

List of Online "Best of 2014" Book Lists

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
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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