Brain Waves Ep14: First Show Of 2016!

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 podcast and all SJP podcasts are sponsored by the Detroit Beard Collective,http://www.detroitbeardcollective.com/ and Dead World Zombie Soda!

Dan’s Picks of the Week
SWAMP THING #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Len Wein (A/CA) Kelley Jones
Swamp Thing returns in an all-new series written by his co-creator, legendary writer Len Wein! Swamp Thing has received an ominous warning, and now he finds himself under attack from the forces of dark magic. These are more than just your average monsters-and there’s something much worse looming on the horizon for Alec Holland!
FADE OUT #12 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
SERIES CONCLUSION
It all ends here! The dramatic wrap-up to the mystery and to Brubaker and Phillips best-selling and most ambitious project yet!
INTERCEPTOR #1 (OF 5) CVR A BURNETT (MR)
HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Dylan Burnett
Interceptor tells the tale of Poli and Weep, two freedom fighters on a planet populated exclusively by blood-sucking vampires. A planet called Earth. From Donny Cates (Buzzkill, Ghost Fleet, and The Paybacks) and Dylan Burnett comes a neon-drenched, blood-soaked vision of vampires like you’ve never seen before! (I.E. sweet mech suits and laser swords and stuff!) Variant cover by Daniel Warren Johnson (Ghost Fleet) #SpaceSucks!
A-FORCE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Jorge Molina
A-FORCE, ASSEMBLE! From the ashes of Battleworld, Marvel’s newest hero SINGULARITY has risen and entered the Marvel Universe. But she didn’t make the journey alone. To combat the most fearsome threats from across the multiverse, Singularity will summon the world’s mightiest team of Avengers to her side: SHE-HULK. CAPTAIN MARVEL. DAZZLER. MEDUSA. NICO MINORU. Together, they are A FORCE to be reckoned with!
Rated T+
LONE WOLF 2100 #1 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Eric Heisserer (A/CA) Miguel Sepulveda
2100 CE: A devastating manmade plague is turning the human race into cannibalistic monsters known as the Thrall. But there is hope: young Daisy Ogami’s blood holds the secret to a cure-if Itto, her android protector, can get her to a place where it can be extracted!
All Ages Spotlight of the Week
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #24
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Georgia Ball (A) Jay P. Fosgitt (CA) Amy Mebberson
Rarity has found a very difficult client in the form of Gilda the Griffon! Gilda demands the perfect uniform for a new sports team in Griffinstone. Rarity travels to the desolate kingdom and realizes there is more than fashion to be accomplished in the home of the Griffons!
KATIE’S PICKS

PAPER GIRLS #4 $2.99
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chang
What lurks beneath the streets of Stony Stream?

DARK CORRIDOR #6 (MR) $3.99
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Rich Tommaso
A delay in plans proves catastrophic for the Seven Deadly Daughters.

HOWARD THE DUCK #3 $4.99
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chip Zdarsky, Christopher Hastings (A) Joe Quinones & Various (CA) Joe Quinones
• The entire universe is after Howard! Is it because he’s very handsome? Charming? Yes!
• No, wait. Of course not. Sorry.
• Howard is actually very difficult to be around sometimes. Also, it’s hard to tell if he’s handsome since he’s a duck.
• Join Chip & Joe for … DUCK HUNT! The storyline created just so we could use that title!
• Plus the conclusion of the Howard/Gwenpool backup!
Rated T+

ARCHIE #5 $3.99
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Mark Waid (A) Andre Szymanowicz & Various (CA) David Williams
The biggest comic series of the year presses on! Betty and Jughead have declared war on Veronica over the heart and soul of Archie Andrews! Who should you be rooting for? You might just be surprised by the answer! Rising star comics artist Veronica Fish (Pirates of Mars, the RIVERDALE CW promo image) joins the legendary Mark Waid on creative duties for this brand new issue!

STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #11 (MR) $3.99
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) David Lapham
Three days from pulling off the crime of the century, Beth must confront the realization that she’s about to get everyone she’s ever loved killed….

TOIL & TROUBLE #5 (OF 6)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Kelly Matthews, Nichole Matthews (CA) Kyla Vanderklugt
Smertae and Riata battle with Macbeth’s fate hanging in the balance.

BITCH PLANET #6 (RES) (MR) $3.99
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Taki Soma (CA) Valentine De
NEW STORY ARC
“Extraordinary Machine” uncovers the past of the Bitches’ secret weapon Meiko Maki, how she went from promising engineer to killer-and the ace up her sleeve. From KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) with guest pencils by TAKI SOMA (Takio, The Victories).

HI FRUCTOSE MAGAZINE QUARTERLY #38 $7.95
ATTA BOY
Hi-Fructose, the critically acclaimed new contemporary art magazine returns in 2016. Hi-Fructose showcases an eclectic mix of underground artists, pop surrealists, emerging and rediscovered counter cultures, and awe inspiring spectacles from around the world. Hi-Fructose’s beautiful layouts feature in-depth features and interviews with cutting edge artists, creators, and many many surprises yet to be revealed all jam packed into one place! In this issue we have specially selected artists for this issue as well our popular bonus Sketchbook on toothy paper stock in the center!
Brain Functions

The Big Read – Portraits of Poe book Discussion @ Green Brain
In conjuction with the Dearborn Public Library
Green Brain presents: Portraits of Poe book discussion
Saturday, Feb 13th at 2pm.
With special guest editors and illustrators:
Bill Pulkovski, Tony Miello and Bruce Gerlach
Admission free
In the lower level at Green Brain Comics
Event info here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/543721892453069/
The Big Read – Portraits of Poe book Discussion @ Green Brain
Jay Fosgitt signing
Wednesday 03/02/2016
it’s a special signing of the party variant cover to
AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT PLEASANT ALPHA #1
Pleasant Hill looks like the perfect small-town community — but underneath the surface, a deadly secret lurks. One so explosive it will draw estranged allies Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson back together to save a friend in danger and put things right. But when the combined might of the Captain Americas isn’t enough, whom do they call? In the face of unspeakable evil, it’s time for the Avengers to Assemble like never before! The blockbuster spring AVENGERS event starts right here!

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