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August 21, 2015

Atomic Books Comics Preview - August 21, 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.

Baby Badass #1

Baby Badass #1
by David Schrader / Tim Larsen

Straight up, violent, gorey baby badassery.


by Patt Kelley

This beautiful and romantic comic tells the story of Fedor, better known as Jojo The Dog Faced Boy - a world famous sideshow "freak." It's historical fiction, circus sideshow style - and it's delightful.

Mox Nox

Mox Nox
by Joan Cornella

This book poses a perfect opportunity to test your friends or would-be friends. Have them read Cornella's disturbingly artful and hilarious comics. If they don't appreciate the humor, they are not someone you need to know. This book, however, is something you need to read. The elaborate things at play in Mox Nox feel, at times, like a surreal Spy Vs. Spy strip.

Yankee #1

Yankee #1
by Jason Leivian / Ian MacEwan

Leivian provides a story reminiscent of Grant Morrison at his most psychedelically stream-of-consciousness. And the, on top of that there is MacEwan's art. While Leivian writes the hell out of an odd story, MacEwan draws the hell out of every panel, with a style that looks something like if Paul Pope drew for 2000AD comics.

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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