Brain Waves Ep17: Green Brain Comics!

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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

CRY HAVOC #1 CVR A KELLY & PRICE (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Simon Spurrier (A/CA) Ryan Kelly
BEHOLD THE MODERN MONSTROSITY.
X-Men Legacy writer SIMON SPURRIER and superstar artist RYAN KELLY present fiends, fragility, and firepower in an all-new series, mixing the hard-boiled militaria of Jarhead with the dark folklore of Pan’s Labyrinth. Includes an unprecedented use of multiple colorists (MATT WILSON, LEE LOUGHRIDGE, & NICK FILARDI) to define the story’s threads, and an incredible variant cover by Eisner Award winner CAMERON STEWART. This is not the tale of a lesbian werewolf who goes to war. Except it kind of is.

SPIDER-WOMAN #3
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez
• SPIDER-WOMAN STUCK!
• Jessica Drew is no stranger to unusual circumstances, but getting held captive by Skrulls in an alien hospital in the center of a black hole with a bunch of extraterrestrial moms-to-be might take the cake!
Rated T+

SOUTHERN BASTARDS #13 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Jason Latour
Coach Boss’s Running Rebs face off against their sworn enemy from Wetumpka in the most important game in Craw County history

ADVENTURE TIME SUGARY SHORTS TP VOL 02
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Roger Langridge & Various (A) Frazer Irving & Various (CA) Paul Pope
Collecting stories by amazing creators from around the world, Sugary Shorts Volume Two stars all your favorite characters from Marceline the Vampire Queen to Cinnamon Bun. This collection contains so much sugary goodness it’s almost too sweet to handle. Featuring the work of Dustin Nguyen, Noelle Stevenson, Roger Langridge, Frazer Irving, and more!
Katie’s Picks of the Week

MEAN GIRLS CLUB ONE SHOT
NOBROW PRESS
(W/A/CA) Ryan Heshka
Introducing: Pinky, Sweets, Blackie, McQualude, Wendy, and Wanda. Together they form the Mean Girl Girls Club, a menacing powerhouse of ruthless rebels. Like a cruel pink and black plague, these subversive sirens seek out the innocent and the weak, feeding on pure fear. Intoxication… vice… adrenaline… Witness a meeting of the Mean Girls Club, but don’t make any plans afterward. You won’t be alive to tell about it!

FAITH #1 (OF 4) CVR B SAUVAGE
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Jody Houser (A) Francis Portela, Marguerite Sauvage (CA) Marguerite Sauvage
FAITH BEGINS! VALIANT’S MOST DEMANDED HERO STEPS OUT OF HARBINGER…AND INTO AN ALL-NEW ADVENTURE!

Graphic Novel Pick
RAMSHACKLE GN
CONUNDRUM PRESS
(W/A/CA) Alison McCreesh
The North, or at least the idea of it, has slowly made its way back to our consciousness, a notion that the North is synonymous with a lawless, rugged freedom. When Alison McCreesh moved to Yellowknife she quickly fell in love with the quirky ways it seemed possible to live up North. Part travelogue, part comic book, part love story, and part guide to the North and its quirky inhabitants Ramshackle spans her first summer north of 60.

Katie’s Spotlights:

SAGA #33 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
Upsher and Doff are back on the case.

TWILIGHT CHILDREN #4 (OF 4) (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Gilbert Hernandez (A/CA) Darwyn Cooke
The mysteries of Ela and the elusive orbs converge to create a bigger conundrum in the conclusion of THE TWILIGHT CHILDREN.

HELLBOY WINTER SPECIAL 2016 #1 MAIN CVR
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mike Mignola & Various (A) Michael Walsh & Various (CA) Tim Sale

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #3
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare (A) Natacha Bustos (CA) Amy Reeder
SAVED BY THE BELL!
• DEVIL DINOSAUR goes to school. What could possibly go wrong?

FCBD 2016 Spotlight

FCBD 2016 FANTAGRAPHICS LOVE & ROCKETS (Net) (MR)
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez
Love and Rockets is one of the most acclaimed and beloved series in comics history, and this summer, Fantagraphics has announced that the series will be rebooted as a quarterly comic book series beginning with a new #1 in July! To celebrate, Fantagraphics is offering up this one-shot sampler featuring classic L&R material by the great Hernandez Brothers, including an all-new cover and several other surprises! A perfect introduction to one of the most wonderful bodies of work in our medium’s history.
Rating: Teen

FCBD 2016 BOOM STUDIOS SUMMER BLAST (Net)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W/A) Box Brown & Various (CA) Kat Leyh
In the BOOM! Studios 2016 Summer Blast, read all-new, original short stories of David Petersen’s Mouse Guard and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. Plus, get sneak peeks of the upcoming new Adventure Time: Comics series, the Lumberjanes: Don’t Axe, Don’t Tale special, and this summer’s highly anticipated original graphic novel from Archaia, The Cloud. As a bonus, we’ve included preview pages from Goldie Vance, our newest BOOM! Box debut. There’s something in this Free Comic Book Day issue for everyone! Rating: All Ages
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:
In-Store Convention Kick-Off 2016 on Saturday, March 5. 12-8

Like a convention – in the store! Streaming panels from publishers, creator interviews, and exclusive items will be available.

Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Marvel Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Top Cow Studios and Diamond Select Toys have signed on as sponsors and will have feature presentations during the live event.
In-Store Convention Kick-Off 2016 will be presented via a live streaming broadcast on Saturday, March 5 from noon to 8:00 p.m. ET. Top creators will be on hand for a day of interviews and major publishers will have panels about their upcoming books and editorial plans. In addition, a number of exclusive items are being created for retailers to sell during the event.

http://conventionkickoff.com/

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Coming in March: Geek Girl Brunch!
Check Geek Girl Brunch Detroit for updates.