Brain Waves Ep15: We Can Be Heroes!

We Can Be Heroes!

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
SECRET WARS #9 (OF 9)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross

The wait is over! Secret Wars #9 has arrived.
Expectations are so incredibly high that this book has to have an epic payoff.
I’ll try to cut the tension without spoiling anything.
This finale is a nice thick chunk of comic.
Esad Ribic excelled on this entire project

GREEN LANTERN CORPS EDGE OF OBLIVION #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Ethan Van
Picking up where GREEN LANTERN: LOST ARMY left off! As the universe around them reaches entropy, the Green Lantern Corps must find a way home! Along the way, they’ll face dying gods, worlds torn asunder and a desperate group of survivors whose only hope is these cosmic heroes.

MINESHAFT #32
Featuring a beautiful front cover by Christoph Mueller and back cover by R. Crumb! Plus… “Excerpts from R. Crumb’s Dream Diary”! Excerpts from Bill Griffith’s new graphic novel Invisible Ink! “Almost Psychic” by Mary Fleener! AND… new work by Laure Boin, David Collier, Christoph Mueller, J.D. Wilkes, John Broadley, Frank Stack, Fly, Robert Armstrong, Aaron Lange, Karl Stevens, Pat Moriarity, Fiona Smyth, Noah Van Sciver, Aleksandar Zograf, William Crook Jr., & Jay Lynch!

INJECTION #6 CVR B SHALVEY & BELLAIRE (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Warren Ellis (A) Declan Shalvey (CA) Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire
BEGINNING A NEW VOLUME:
In New York, consulting detective Vivek Headland takes on a case that quickly invokes a murderous sandwich.

LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS SURVIVING MEGALOPOLIS #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Gail Simone (A/CA) Jim Calafiore
The Kickstarter phenomenon returns! Fan-favorite creators Gail Simone (Batgirl, Deadpool) and J. Calafiore (Secret Six, Exiles) return to the town whose citizens are hunted-not by villains, but by heroes! The survivors of Megalopolis reluctantly go back to the city-still under the control of formerly beloved superheroes turned brutal killers-on a rescue mission straight into the heart of madness. Get in on the ground floor of this critically acclaimed series and see what happens when the good guys go very, very bad.

NARCOPOLIS CONTINUUM #1 (OF 4) (MR)
HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
(W) Scott Duvall (A/CA) Ralf Singh, Nicolas Chapuis
Part 1 of 4. In the near distant future, genius inventor Ben creates the ultimate drug. No ordinary narcotic, its effects will take Ben on a trip through time in an attempt to uncover the truth behind his father’s disappearance twenty years ago. In searching for answers, the past reveals its secrets that the young scientist won’t accept, even if it means risking everything he’s worked for. Based on the UK sci-fi thriller starring Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons), Elodie Yung (Marvel’s Daredevil), James Callis (Battlestar Galatica), and Jonathan Pryce (Brazil), Narcopolis: Continuum explores new corners of the world introduced in the movie.

WALKING DEAD #150 CVR A ADLARD & STEWART (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart
SPECIAL EXTRA-SIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE – 40 PAGES FOR ONLY $2.99!
In our 150th issue, Rick Grimes finds himself… BETRAYED.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #0 MAIN CVRS
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Kyle Higgins, Mairghread Scott (A) Daniel Bayliss, Hendry Prasetya (CA) Goni Montes
It’s Morphin Time! The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers make their BOOM! Studios comic debut in this kick-off #0 issue that sets the stage for the rest of the series. After escaping Rita Repulsa’s mind control, Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger, joins up with the rest of the Power Rangers to combat her never-ending evil plans. Any semblance of a normal life is gone for Tommy now, but with his newfound family there lies hope for a brighter path. Includes the short story from the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics!

Katie’s Picks of the Week

DESCENDER #9 $2.99
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
TIM-21, Telsa and Quon arrive at the amazing hidden home world of The Robot Resistance. But will this be a haven or a prison for Tim and his companions? And what new secrets lie at the centre of the Machine Moon?

RED SONJA VOL 3 #1 $3.99
D. E.
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Aneke (CA) Jay Anacleto
Through the plains of Hyrkania, a message sweeps through the scattered peoples of the nation. Bells ring, horns blow, voices shout – the King is dying! Red Sonja rides to save the King from his doom as the powers of Hyboria crowd around to strike when the kingdom is weakest. But a dread new power rises from within Hyrkania’s own borders, bent on defending its homeland – no matter the cost, no matter what its people become. A defining chapter of the Red Sonja saga – dark, clever, vicious, and funny – as the She-Devil with a Sword must stop the rise of a brutal new regime… her own people!
INSEXTS #2 (MR) $3.99
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Ariela Kristantina
Free of their captor, the lovers explore their freedom, their love, and the monstrous new transformations of which they are capable. But when their thirst for revenge deepens, a sleek, vicious new predator creeps into London, threatening to destroy all they hold dear.

This new monthly series is the brainchild of writer Marguerite Bennett (A-Force, Angela, Red Sonja) and artist Ariela Kristantina (Wolverines, Deep State).

REBELS #10 $3.99
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Brian Wood (A) Tristan Jones (CA) Tula Lotay
Fifty-six thousand British redcoats fought in the American Revolution. Meet one of them-and learn his tragic ten-year story, from the Boston Massacre to Kings Mountain, South Carolina.

LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 9) (VARIANT AVAILABLE) $3.99
DC COMICS
(W) Renae De Liz (A) Renae De Liz, Ray Dillon (CA) Renae De Liz
A new WONDER WOMAN 9-issue miniseries begins here with a story written and pencilled by Renae De Liz (The Last Unicorn)! In the beginning there was only chaos. But Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, saw a better future-and eventually, her daughter would be destined to bring that new world to life! Before her ultimate fate unfolds, though, Diana of Themyscira must learn the important lessons of an Amazonian childhood!

FROM UNDER MOUNTAINS #4 $2.99
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Claire Gibson, Marian Churchland (A) Sloane Leong (CA) Marian Churchland

SLOANE LEONG (Adventure Time), CLAIRE GIBSON, and MARIAN CHURCHLAND (8HOUSE: ARCLIGHT) return with another issue of the magic war between families.

Community is an important part of what we do.
So let’s get you involved with the next new thing.
It’s time for Brain Functions,
The weekly events listing for Green Brain Comics
The Big Read – Portraits of Poe book Discussion @ Green Brain

Brain Functions

The Big Read – Portraits of Poe book Discussion @ Green Brain
In conjunction 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
RSVP required, please call 313-943-2330 or visit dearbornlibrary.org

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Jay Fosgitt signing
Wednesday 03/02/2016
it’s a special signing of the party variant cover to
AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL 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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Coming in March: Geek Girl Brunch!
Check Geek Girl Brunch Detroit for updates.

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City Hall Artspace Loft tours
Would you like to see the completed historic City Hall Artspace Lofts? Join us for a 30-40 minute tour this Thursday. RSVP on the event page to reserve your spot. Hope to see you there! We are looking forward to meeting you.
Thursday Jan 14 at 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Friday, Jan. 15 starting at 4 p.m
https://www.facebook.com/events/1955235661369230/
https://www.facebook.com/ArtspaceDearborn/

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