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August 16, 2015

Atomic Books Comics Preview - August 16, 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.

At The Ballpark: A Fan's Companion

At The Ballpark: A Fan's Companion
by Kevin O'Malley / Charlie Vascellaro

A nicely illustrated, spiral-bound, interactive baseball notebook for play along fun, At The Ballpark takes you inside baseball.

Carrier Pigeon #14

Carrier Pigeon #14

The new issue of the literary and arts magazine presenting beautifully illustrated fiction is, itself, a work of art.

Forgotten Maryland Cocktails: A History Of Drinking In The Free State

Forgotten Maryland Cocktails: A History Of Drinking In The Free State
by Gregory Priebe / Nicole Priebe

Many people don't realize Maryland's nickname, "The Free State," is a reference to our attitude and enforcement of Prohibition. As in, in Maryland, you're free to get a drink. But that didn't stop Prohibition from disrupting the state's rich history of cocktails. Here the Priebes trace that history while providing the recipes.

Hip Hop Family Tree Volume 3

Hip Hop Family Tree Volume 3
by Ed Piskor

This third installment of Piskor's comprehensive history of hip hop, in comic form, covers 1983-1984. That means Run DMC, The Fat Boys, Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh, The Beastie Boys, Def Jam, Style Wars, Breakin' and more.

The Match! #114

The Match! #114
by Fred Woodworth

Fred Woodworth's The Match! is more than just a journal of ethical anarchism, it is a testament to vintage printing techniques.

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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