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June 26, 2015

Atomic Books Comics Preview - June 26, 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.

Firebrat: My Family Thrives On

Firebrat: My Family Thrives On
by Mike Diana

The controversial comics art of the infamous Mike Diana get the deluxe treatment here in this over-sized, limited edition hardcover collecting a number of his extremely graphic stories (horrific, disturbing and funny at the same time).

Robert Crumb's Sex Obsessions

Robert Crumb's Sex Obsessions
by Robert Crumb / Dian Hanson (editor)

Over the years, Crumb put a lot of his sexual fantasies down on paper. In this Taschen hardcover, he has personally selected a number of them to share with readers.

Rumble Volume 1

Rumble Volume 1
by John Arcudi / James Harren

This is one of the weirder and more entertaining comics I've read in a long time. It involves a magical rivalry between a couple of godlike beings that happens to drag a dive bar into it. It reminds me a lot of The Maxx.

Wytches Volume 1

Wytches Volume 1
by Scott Snyder / Jock

In this volume, collecting the first story arc of the dark horror series, we find the Rooks family, a family with secrets and power, moving into a secluded, wooded house to escape a trauma. The problem is, they've moved right into the heart of a waiting evil.

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)

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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