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April 15, 2016

Atomic Books Comics Preview - April 15, 2016

In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics, graphic novels, and books.

Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. He also runs the Mutant Funnies Tumblr.

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.

Bookstores And Baseball: The 8th Inning
Bookstores And Baseball: The 8th Inning
by David LaBounty

Bookstores and baseball? What could be better? This long-running zine features roadtrips to different ballparks, book festivals and bookstores. It's like a roadtrip in saddle-stitched, paper form.

Kramers Ergot Volume 9
Kramers Ergot Volume 9
by Sammy Harkham (editor)

Kramers is the gold standard of comics anthologies. Issues are exquisitely designed, the contributors page is a who's who of important cartooning, and when a new one comes out, it's an event. Thick, huge, beautiful, the 9th volume features Michael Deforge, Noel Freibert, Anya Davidson, Julia Gfrörer, Kim Deitch, Ben Jones, Andy Burkholder, Archer Prewitt, Kevin Huizenga, Renee French, and many more.

Incomplete Works: First North American Edition
Incomplete Works: First North American Edition
by Dylan Horrocks

Incomplete Works collects cartoonist Horrock's shorter works running from 1986 to 2012. It reveals an artist coming of age and largely struggling to find the time to make comics.

Vinyl Vagabonds #7
Vinyl Vagabonds #7
by Eric Gordon / Sara Gordon

This well-made, well-written zine dedicated to all music on vinyl is always a great cover to cover read. This issue features articles on hellraising vinyl, record covers which feature naked male butts and a lot more.

Yeti Files #3: Attack of the Kraken
Yeti Files #3: Attack of the Kraken
by Kevin Sherry

The third volume of Sherry's all ages adventures of a gang of cryptids takes readers to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis.

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)

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists

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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