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June 19, 2015

Atomic Books Comics Preview - June 19, 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.


Banned In DC: Photos And Anecdotes from the DC Punk Underground (79-85)

Banned In DC: Photos And Anecdotes from the DC Punk Underground (79-85)
by Cynthia Connolly / Leslie Clague / Sharon Cheslow

Out of print for years, this photographic document of the early DC punk scene is finally back!


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by Daniel Clowes

Would it be hyperbolic to call this book collecting Clowes' legendary underground comic series the single greatest achievement of Western civilization? I don't think so, but perhaps. It's still amazing. Complete Eightball isn't a book you like, it's a book you fall in love with.


Ferguson Report: Department of Justice Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department

Ferguson Report: Department of Justice Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department
by United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

Everyone had an opinion about what happened in Ferguson, even if they didn't have all the facts. Now you can retroactively inform your opinion. Or, at the very least, see what institutional racism actually looks like.


Fragments Of Horror

Fragments Of Horror
by by Junji Ito

Junji Ito is a master of manga horror. If you haven't heard of him, this fantastic collection of shorts is a great introduction. If you have heard of him, you know you need this.


The Gates of Janus

The Gates of Janus
by Ian Brady

This controversial book, written by one of England's most infamous serial killers, gives us a disturbing look inside the mind of a monster. Available now for the very first time in paperback.


Teenage Rebels: Stories of Successful High School Activists From the Little Rock 9 to the Class of Tomorrow

Teenage Rebels: Stories of Successful High School Activists From the Little Rock 9 to the Class of Tomorrow
by Dawson Barrett

The perfect pocket-sized tome of inspiration for any youngster who has ever asked, "But I'm only in high school, what can I do?" This yearbook of high school activists will show them just what high schoolers can do when they put their mind to it.


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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