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April 24, 2015

Atomic Books Comics Preview - April 24, 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.


An Entity Observes All Things

An Entity Observes All Things
by Box Brown

So if you read Box Brown's acclaimed Andre The Giant biography and were thinking, "Okay, what else has this guy got?" Well, he's got this! A collection of science-fiction based short stories reveal an important young cartoonist expanding his styles and stories.


MAD Magazine #533

MAD Magazine #533
by The Usual Gang Of Idiots

Remember that song "I'll Sue Ya" where Weird Al helped advance the tort reformers' agenda to limit our access to courts by propagating bogus "frivolous lawsuit" claims? This issue of MAD, guest edited by Weird Al Yankovic, is funnier than that.


Print Is Dead. Long Live Print: The World's Best Independent Magazines

Print Is Dead. Long Live Print: The World's Best Independent Magazines
by Ruth Jamieson

Coming out at a time when the media is running stories about the failure of so-called "e-books" and the bottoming out of their related gadget/tablet readers, this hardcover, full-color art book celebrates the exquisite design that select print publications have brought us. Print Is Dead spikes the Kindle.


Sea Urchin

Sea Urchin
by Laura Knetzger

Knetzger's revelatory Sea Urchin does a great job of capturing what it's like dealing with someone with depression.


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, Mutant Funnies


also at Largehearted Boy:

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

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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