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May 11, 2011

Atomic Books Comics Preview - May 11th, 2011

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 was recently named one of Bizarre Magazine's 51 geekiest places on the planet, as well as one of Flavorwire's 10 greatest comic and graphic novel stores in America.

by Yuichi Yokoyama

Japanese comic artist Yokoyama is one of the most original cartoonists working today. This is the story of a strange garden of odd shapes and mechanisms. It's sort of like an alternative/indie, architectural manga art comic.

Gay Genius
by Annie Murphy (editor)

An anthology of queer comics talent to keep an eye out for, including Edie Fake, Harmony Bianca, Jackie Davis and more!

Jew Gangster
by Joe Kubert

Comics master Kubert tells this Depression-era, coming of age story about a boy caught between the Jewish and Italian mobs.

Rigor Mortis #4
by various

The beloved zombie zine returns with a new issue loaded with even more ghoulish illustrations.

Seduction Of The Innocent
by various

This hardcover collects illustrations of pretty girls reading comics. Featuring work by Jeffrey Brown, Ivan Brunetti, Dylan Horrocks, Danny Hellman, Sam Henderson, Peter Kuper, Johnny Ryan, Richard Sala, and more!

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 blog
Atomic Books on Twitter
Atomic Books on Facebook
Benn Ray's blog (The Mobtown Shank)
Benn Ray's comic, Said What?

also at Largehearted Boy:

other Atomic Books Comics Preview lists (weekly new comics & graphic novel highlights)

52 Books, 52 Weeks
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)