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May 22, 2015

Atomic Books Comics Preview - May 22, 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.


Diary Comics

Diary Comics
by Dustin Harbin

This collection of Dustin's diary comics lets readers step into the world of an excellent cartoonist.


Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency #1

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency #1
by Chris Ryall / Tony Atkins / Douglas Adams

Just in time for Towel Day (look it up), Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently gets the comics treatment. Find out the connection between a serial killer couple, a detective-based tea house, and an ancient mummy. All with that fun Douglas Adams wordplay.


How To Talk To Your Cat About Abstinence

How To Talk To Your Cat About Abstinence
by The American Association Of Patriots

These sorts of conversations with beloved pets can be difficult - fortunately this zine is here to help guide you through the sticky parts.


Steroid Max

Steroid Max
by Michael Hacker

This delightful send-up of 1980s action movies finds young Max trying to locate and save a missing action hero. It could leave you never wanting to drink energy drinks again.


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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