Brain Waves hosts Katie and Dan Merritt help you climb the mountain of weekly new comic book releases and point out a few shiny gems along the way. Features include picks of the week, interviews with comic creators, and events listing for Green Brain Comics in East Downtown Dearborn, Michigan.
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LADY KILLER 2 #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Joëlle Jones
The killer housewife is back! The Schuller family has moved to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where life carries on as usual. Josie continues to juggle Tupperware parties, her kids, and a few human heads. However, when someone from her past tails her on a hit, she may be in for more than she bargained for.
KILL OR BE KILLED #1 (MR)
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips (Colors) Elizabeth Breitweiser
The bestselling team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS (THE FADE OUT, CRIMINAL, FATALE) launch their new monthly series: KILL OR BE KILLED, the twisted story of a young man who is forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly ruins his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones. Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, KILL OR BE KILLED is unlike anything BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS have ever done.
Brain Scans: Scanning the list
PAPER GIRLS #8
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chiang
Three young heroes from 1988 have been catapulted to the twenty-first century, and to make matters worse, something horrible has followed them there.
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Rafael de Latorre
One day, the Animals woke up.
They started thinking. They started talking.
They started taking revenge.
Now, a dog and his girl are trying to get away–out of New York City, and all the way to San Francisco, to the only person who might be able to protect and save her.
From the writer of INSEXTS A-FORCE, and BOMBSHELLS and the artist of SUPERZERO, comes a new kind of road trip, a new kind of black comedy, and a new kind of coming-of-age.
JUGHEAD #8 CVR A REG DEREK CHARM
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Derek Charm
It’s Jughead vs. Archie and Mr. Weatherbee vs …a Bear?! Even the quiet of the wilderness can’t escape the madness that’s raging through all of Riverdale!
DOCTOR STRANGE #10
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Chris Bachalo (CA) Kevin Nowlan
THE THRILLING CONCLUSION OF “LAST DAYS OF MAGIC”!
The Sorcerer Supreme must learn some new tricks and utilize new weapons if he’s to defeat the Empirikul!
Witness the status quo shift of the Sorcerer Supreme!
FRESH ROMANCE GN 01
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Kate Leth & Sarah Vaughn (A) Sally Ann Thompson & Various
The critically-acclaimed anthology FRESH ROMANCE is finally available in print! Have you been wondering what the fuss is all about? FRESH ROMANCE is an exciting collection of romance comics from some of comics’ most talented creators, including Kate Leth, Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Winifred Searle, Sarah Kuhn, Marguerite Bennett, and Trungles. From unhappy historical marriages to covert teenage romances, there’s something for everyone in FRESH ROMANCE.
GREEN ARROW #4
(W) Ben Percy (Art / Colors / CA) Juan Ferreyra
“The Death and Life of Oliver Queen” part four! Black Canary steps through the deadly gates of Inferno, the global super-villain answer to Fort Knox, to discover the truth behind the destruction of Oliver Queen’s life, fortune and reputation. Meanwhile, Seattle’s manhunt for the outlaw Green Arrow takes an exhilarating twist when an old frenemy makes an unexpected return.
“The Death and Life of Oliver Queen” part five! It’s Green Arrow and Black Canary versus Shado and the Ninth Circle in the belly of the Inferno.
5 – All ages pick
MARVEL TSUM TSUM #1 (OF 4)
(W) Jacob Chabot (A) David Baldeon (CA) Chris Samnee
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Tsum Tsums are HUGE! Well, not LITERALLY (they’re actually pretty tiny) but these seemingly cute and cuddly creatures are sweeping the globe! So what happens when these pint-sized piles of fur find their way into the Marvel Universe? After a crate of them falls to Earth en route to THE COLLECTOR, one small group of Brooklyn teenagers will find out! Featuring all of your favorite Marvel heroes and villains, this is sure to be TSUM-thing you won’t want to miss!
Civil War titles
TANK GIRL 2 GIRLS 1 TANK #3 (OF 4) CVR A POPE (MR)
(W) Alan Martin (A) Brett Parson (CA) Paul Pope
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #17 (MR)
(W/A/CA) David Lapham
HOT DAMN #4 (OF 5)
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Valentin Ramon
August Previews Spotlight
SUPER WEIRD HEROES HC
(W) Fletcher Hanks & Various
The first superhero book from Yoe Books/IDW! Over 500 pages, this ginormous tome is as thick as a brick and filled with tons of rare, full-color, never-before-reprinted comics! It’s the most bizarro, wacky, wild, astonishing, eye-popping, jaw-dropping, book… EVAH! It’s loaded with beyond-belief “WHAT TH’?!?!” moments! Wait till you tell your friends what you discover in its pages! Super Weird Heroes will make you laugh, cry, and be immensely entertained! You’re going to witness Public Domain superheroes like The Hand (yes, he’s a giant hand), The Eye (you got it-he’s a yuuuge eye), The Bouncer (this super-hero-in-a-skirt’s power is bouncing)! And this is just a small fraction of the Super Weird Heroes you’ll experience in this must-have book-there are over 65 super weird heroes in all!
Bringing the community together is an important part of what we do at Green Brain,
So let’s get you involved with the next big thing.
Its time for Brain Functions,
The weekly events listing for Green Brain Comics
Jazz on the Ave continues. This Wednesday July 27
Concerts take place 7pm-9pm in City Hall Park, at 13615 Michigan Avenue between Schaefer Rd. and Maple Rdparking is FREE!
Tunes @ Noon this Thursday, July 28 from 11:30 to 1:30
At City Hall Park featuring performance by Rollie Tussing.
His raggedy brand of music is informed by the era of 78 rpm records, juke-joints, and street performers. He composes a lot of his own songs and has a knack for re-working an old obscure tune, finding beauty in the forgotten scratches, pops and grooves of his esoteric record collection.
13615 Michigan Avenue between Schaefer Rd. and Maple Rdparking is FREE!
Geek Girl Brunch Detroit – Sunday, Aug 7 10a-12p
Let’s celebrate Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in style! Join us for Accio Brunch – we’ll have music, games and Harry Potter swag!
There is a $10 suggested donation to cover the crafts, light snacks, beverages, and music.
Bring a dish to pass if you wish.
Sarah Donner, to perform after the brunch!
MOCAD and Green Brain Comics present the 7th Annual Comic Jam with guest artist Derf.
Saturday, August 20
All are welcome to jam!
Participants create spontaneous, improvised, collaborative comics and free-form drawings with each other. Following the jam session Derf will talk about his international bestseller, MY FRIEND DAHMER, Punk Rock & Trailer Parks, and Trashed.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201