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
This week’s episode also includes an interview with James May and Jennifer Evans the creators of The Interactive Comic. Head on over to Theinteractivecomic.com.
Dan’s #1 Pick of the Week
SCARLET WITCH #1
(W) James Robinson (A) Vanesa Del (CA) David Aja
Wanda Maximoff is back and going solo in this murder mystery set in Manhattan buit promising to take us around the world.
WWritten by Eisner Award winner JAMES ROBINSON, with covers by Eisner Award winner DAVID AJA with the first issue drawn by fan-favorite VANESA DEL REY! #2 will be drawn by Marco Rudy, and #3 will feature art by Steve Dillon
Dan’s #2 Pick of the Week
GWENPOOL SPECIAL #1
W Charles Soule / A Langdon Foss
Short features with a framing story featuring
She-Hulk throws a holiday party and invites the entire Marvel U!
Ms Marvel (Margaret Stohl / Juan Gedeon)
Gwenpool (Christopher Hastings / Gurihiru)
All Ages Pick of the Week
5 MINUTE AVENGERS STORIES HC
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are quite busy saving the day from battling crooks and robbers to evil alien invaders and super villains! Each of these twelve stories is the perfect length for reading aloud in about five minutes, making great quick reads. This treasury stars old favorites (such as Captain America and Iron Man) as well as new Avengers (Falcon and Vision). With a padded cover, and action-packed full-page and spot illustrations, super-hero adventures are the way to go before bedtime, on the go, or any time of day.
Yoebooks Pick of the Week
COMPLETE VOODOO HC VOL 01
(W) Various (A) Matt Baker, Iger (CA) Iger
Good Girl Art, and old-skool horror art by the master Matt Baker and his associates from the infamous art group The Iger Shop!
Filled with lurid pulp-fiction comics like “Zombie Bride,” “The Weird Dead,” and “The Crawling Horror.” This large format, full-color book of terrors, is the first of three volumes and has a fear-filled and fascinating introduction by Mike “The Worst of Eerie Publications” Howlett!
Off the Top of my Head
SNOW BLIND #1
(W) Ollie Masters (A/CA) Tyler Jenkins
Critically acclaimed writer Ollie Masters (The Kitchen) and artist Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust) have crafted a tense noir story in the tradition of Criminal, Scalped, and 100 Bullets, set in the bleak, snow-covered landscape of Alaska, a perfect setting to highlight the cold nature of crime.
TREES #13 (MR)
(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jason Howard
Terrible machines have been set in motion.
SAINTS #3 (MR)
(W) Sean Lewis (A/CA) Ben Mackey
Our Saints March on in their battle with teen runaway (and telekinetic) Saint Stephen. At the same time the Archangel Michael’s soldiers on earth continue to sacrifice the anointed. Slush puppies, talking religious paintings and murderous rednecks abound in the third installment of Image’s new ongoing series!
GRINDHOUSE MIDNIGHT TP VOL 04 LADY DANGER & NEBULINA (A) (C
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Alex De Campi (A) Mulele Jarvis, John Lucas (CA) Francesco Francavilla, Afua Richardson
Katie’s Picks of the week:
· HEAD LOPPER #2 CVR A MACLEAN
o IMAGE COMICS
o (W/A/CA) Andrew MacLean
o Mike Spicer colorist
o Norgal and Agatha pass through a dark forest with a particularly grim history, where they meet a strange little creature named Gnym. Is he a friend? Or does he just want to see undead giants squish the Head Lopper to meat-jelly? All this… And more!
MAJOR PLOT POINT
Villain, Servin Lulach’s origin story is introduced.
o Michael Allred variant cover
· WE STAND ON GUARD #6 (OF 6) (MR) $2.99
o IMAGE COMICS
o (W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Steve Skroce
o MINISERIES CONCLUSION
The smash-hit miniseries reaches its epic FINAL ISSUE with explosive battles and shocking revelations… but how will things end for the Great White North?
· New Issue Pick!
· INSEXTS #1 (MR) $3.99
o AFTERSHOCK COMICS
o (W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Ariela Kristantina
o At the dusk of a century, a pair of vengeful Victorian vixens discover a horrifying power that transforms them into rich and strange new creatures. Armed with their dark, evolving forms, they descend into a world of the cultured and occult, with new senses and new sensuality, to forge a life for themselves and the child of their love. This new monthly series is the brainchild of writer Marguerite Bennett (A-Force, Angela, Red Sonja) and artist Ariela Kristantina (Wolverines, Deep State), a comic unlike any you’ve seen before!
D – Yoe books: Pick of the week
· TWILIGHT CHILDREN #3 (OF 4) (MR) $4.99
o DC COMICS
o (W) Gilbert Hernandez (A/CA) Darwyn Cooke
o Local flirt Tito is forced to make a decision regarding her love life. The young scientist is forced to make a decision about his career path. And just when the children come to grips with their blindness, they’re given new clarity. Don’t miss the latest chapter in the surreal tale of love and sacrifice that unites comics legends Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke.
· REBELS #9 $3.99
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Brian Wood (A) Andrea Mutti (CA) Tula Lotay
Before the Revolutionary War, across the Ohio River Valley, numerous forts were built to claim and hold valuable territory. Meet Stone Hoof, a young Native American who falls in with a crew of white settlers during the French and Indian War.
· STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #10 (MR)
o IMAGE COMICS
o (W/A/CA) David Lapham
o As Beth, Orson, and Nina plot the downfall of the gangster Harry, their ally, the surgical killer Kretchmeyer, realizes he’s being played….
Major Plot Point:
The turning point of the Sunshine & Roses story arc.
· TOMBOY #2 (MR) $3.99
o ACTION LAB – DANGER ZONE
o (W/A/CA) Mia Goodwin
o Addison begins to discover her true mission after the Halloween Murders while her Grandfather makes a deal with the devil to keep any witnesses to her crimes from speaking out.
· WALKING DEAD #149 (MR) $2.99
· Back in stock:
· ? IMAGE FIRSTS DEADLY CLASS #1 (MR) $1.00
· ? IMAGE FIRSTS PRETTY DEADLY #1 (MR) $1.00
· ? IMAGE FIRSTS RAT QUEENS #1 (MR) $1.00
· ? IMAGE FIRSTS VELVET #1 (MR) $1.00
Mocad Monster Drawing Rally
Friday, December 11, 6:30-9:30pm
Admission: $8 advance, $10 at the door.
Shop Small Dearborn Passport
Ends Saturday Dec. 12
Christmas Party at the Arab American National Museum
Saturday Dec. 12 2pm