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January 21, 2018

Atomic Books Comics Preview - January 21, 2018

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.

Fifty Freakin' Years Of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers

Fifty Freakin' Years Of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
by Gilbert Shelton

It's been 50 years of head comix! To celebrate one of the most popular, best-loved, stoner funnybooks, Shelton offers fans this gift - new strips, interviews, and a gallery of Freak Brothers parody strips. Right on!

God Dammit Kyle MacLachlan

God Dammit Kyle MacLachlan
by Maureen Sullivan

It takes a special kind of jerk not to love Kyle MacLachlan, and this fanzine celebrates his awesomeness.

Shadows On The Grave

Shadows On The Grave
by Richard Corben

This is a one-man horror comics anthology tour-de-force by a master of the medium. Short stories, longer tales, gothic, fantasy and mystery, plus Corben's magnificent art.

Strangers In Paradise XXV #1

Strangers In Paradise XXV #1
by Terry Moore

It's hard to believe that it's been 25 years since Francine and Katchoo first worked their way into the hearts of comics readers. Moore celebrates with an all new series of intrigue.

Three Rooms In Valerie's Head

Three Rooms In Valerie's Head
by David Gaffney / Dan Berry

This is a clever and dark comedy about the romantic dysfunction of Valerie - who struggles with relationships as she also spends time dragging the corpses of her exes out of the the basement (of her mind) and poses them, dresses them up and makes them say things like how big a mistake they made by breaking up.

The Twist

The Twist
by Billy Roberts

Everything you need to know about the song and dance that took the country by storm - in an economical mini-zine package.

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
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Benn Ray's blog (The Mobtown Shank)
Benn Ray's comic, Mutant Funnies

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Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
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