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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DAN’S PICKS OF THE WEEK
LAST GANG IN TOWN #1 (OF 6) (MR)
(W) Simon Oliver (A) Rufus Dayglo (CA) Rob Davis
Forget what you know of England, of the “Land of Hope and Glory.” Instead, try damp and depressing, and embrace this miserable island for what it is. Our story kicks off in 1976: the country coming apart at its flared corduroy seams, a decade after the Great Train Robbery, when British crime has gone decidedly soft in the middle.
Time for a new generation of criminals to rise: a band of snotty-nosed heroes driven by destiny and cheap cider, who will strike fear back into the establishment, put art back into crime and crime back into art, and pull off what will become known as the heist of the century.
This new series from Simon Oliver (FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS) and Rufus Dayglo (Tank Girl), spans three decades, from the punk rock ’70s to the decadent ’80s and beyond, charting the rise, fall and redemption of a group of bandits that changed the face of the criminal underworld and closed the door on a legacy.
(W) Rick Loverd (A) Huang Danlan (CA) W. Scott Forbes
In 2150, Earth’s resources are depleted, and countries race to outer space to mine what they need from other planets. China has laid claim to Mars, so the U.S. and its allies have to make do with getting what it needs from the inhospitable world of Venus. But for a group of Americans making its way there, survival has become all too real. After their ship crash-lands on the planet, the scrappy crew is forced to do whatever it takes to navigate the harsh landscape in their journey to find the science base they were flying toward.
ROCKETEER AT WAR #1 (OF 4)
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A/CA) Dave Bullock
Europe, 1942-the world is at war! As the Allies battle against the Axis, able bodied men everywhere enlist in the war effort, including Cliff Secord. Secord, also known as The Rocketeer, has been thrust full throttle into the heat of battle, and-with or without his jet pack-he will depend on his wits and daring if he is to survive!
DEMON TP VOL 01 HELLS HITMAN
(W) Garth Ennis (A) John McCrea & Various (CA) John McCrea
Garth Ennis’s tales of The Demon are collected for the first time! In these dark, fast-paced tales, Etrigan the Demon battles the Gothodaemon, the demon of Gotham City, with the help of Hitman. Then, a company of German soldiers from World War II are resurrected to capture an army base-and it’s up to the Demon and the crew of the Haunted Tank to send them back to their graves. Collected from THE DEMON #40 and 42-49, plus ANNUAL #2.
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #726
(W) Bruno Sarda & Various (A) Mark Kausler, Massimo De Vita (CA) Amy Mebberson
“The Search For the Zodiac Stone-Chapter 6!” Donald hits Hawaii to find the powerful Pisces pendant. But Gladstone Gander might be more powerful still! Then Oswald the Lucky Rabbit celebrates Christmas at Ortensia’s… but everything goes wrong “Just Like Magic!”
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #1 (VARIANT AVAILABLE) $3.99
(W) Kate Leth (A/CA) Brittney Williams
PATSY WALKER has managed to escape her past, her enemies and Hell itself (literally), but nothing compares to job hunting in New York City! Between trying to make rent and dodging (literal) bullets, Patsy barely has time to deal with her mother’s exploitative romance comics about her childhood resurfacing, much less how they start to interfere with her work and dating life. As she goes from living a double life to a triple, what the Hell is Patsy Walker supposed to do? Raise your (literal) claws for PATSY WALKER, AKA HELLCAT!
Rated T (or aa)
KATIE’S PICKS OF THE WEEK
TEEN DOG TP $19.99
TEEN DOG TP
(W/A/CA) Jake Lawrence
What’s to Love: Teen Dog is John Hughes movies meets ’90s Nickelodeon cartoons, two of our absolute favorite things. It’s a totally awesome adventure that stars the canine that spun out of Jake Lawrence’s web comic Time Cowboy and kickflipped his way into our hearts.
What It Is: Skateboards, football games, prom…your teenage years have got nothin’ on the raddest dude that’s ever graced a denim vest. Written and illustrated by Jake Lawrence (Time Cowboy), join Teen Dog and his best friend Mariella as they tackle typical teen life with a manic twist. Growing up is an adventure, and you might as well rock it! Collects the complete eight-issue miniseries.
KAPTARA TP VOL 01 FEAR NOT TINY ALIEN
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Kagan McLeod
HOLY COW THE CHEAPEST IMAGE TRADE YET AT $9.98! That’s “Chip Cheap”!
Keith Kanga crash lands on KAPTARA, a world filled with danger and weird danger and dangerous weirdos! And if he can’t survive, then Earth, the place where YOU live, is doomed! Come check out this sci-fi comedy from CHIP ZDARSKY (Sex Criminals) and KAGAN McLEOD (Infinite Kung-Fu) that everyone is calling “published!”
Collects KAPTARA #1-5
SAGA #32 (MR) $2.99
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
Marko and Alana learn something.
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #2 $3.99
(W) Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare (A) Natacha Bustos (CA) Amy Reeder
DEVIL DINOSAUR seems to like MOON GIRL just fine, but a guy’s got to eat!
What are New York’s newest tourists, THE KILLER-FOLK, going to do next?
And when prehistoric thunder lizards roam Times Square, a whole lot of shakin’s goin’ on!
PRETTY DEADLY #7 (MR) $3.50
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Emma Rios
The Old West is steeped in violence and strange magic in this macabre tale from the team behind the cult-hit miniseries Osborn, KELLY SUE DECONNICK (Captain Marvel) and EMMA RÍOS (Dr. Strange). Gunfighters have it out with swords as the whole world burns. There will be blood, blood, blood.
WILDS END ENEMY WITHIN #4 (OF 4) $3.99
WILDS END ENEMY WITHIN #4 (OF 6)
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) I.N.J. Culbard
Synopsis: Fawkes and Alph discover the alien crash site from weeks earlier.
Saturday Feb 13 we will be hosting an event in conjunction with the Dearborn Public Library’s Big Read program.
This year the focus is on the works of Edgar Allen Poe. We will be hosting a book discussion with the creators behind the Portraits of Poe collection including Bruce Gerlach, Tony Miello, and Bill Pulkovski.
Wednesday, March 2nd we will have a special signing with creator Jay Fosgitt for Avengers: Standoff Exclusive Party Variant
Avengers: Standoff Gwenpool Party Lithograph
Are you a working artist looking for an affordable place to live and create art?
City Hall Artspace is now leasing studio and apartment space in the newly restored Dearborn City Hall
in beautiful East Downtown Dearborn
CityHallArtspace on FB
Onsite Property Manager Jennifer Bridges
Special orders are due on x-mas eve