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 TOP PICK OF THE WEEK

SPIDEY #3
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Robert P. Thompson (A/CA) Nick Bradshaw
(Color Artists) Jim Campbell / Rachelle Rosenberg
IN THE JAWS OF THE LIZARD!
• As Peter Parker finds his footing at school and with GWEN STACY…
• …SPIDER-MAN finds himself face-to-face with the LIZARD!

ALL AGES PICK OF THE WEEK

BIZARRO TP
DC COMICS
(W) Heath Corson (A) Gustavo Duarte & Various (CA) Gustavo Duarte
(Color Artist) Peter Pantazis
Superman’s mirror-opposite enemy is back in his own solo series collecting the 6-issue miniseries and the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #2! But let’s describe this in a way that makes sense:
“Hate HARLEY QUINN? Then you will super hate BIZARRO! Bizarro star of worstest comic ever! Go ahead and miss it! If there’s one thing this graphic novel not have, it these two things: Jimmy Olsen and Chupacabras!”

SAINTS #5 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sean Lewis (A/CA) Ben Mackey

VELVET #13 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Steve Epting

SCARLET WITCH #3
MARVEL COMICS
(W) James Robinson (A) Steve Dillon (Cover) David Aja
(CA) Frank Martin / (A/CA) Chris Visions

HEY YOE! IT’S THE YOE BOOKS PICK OF THE WEEK
DEVIL TALES HC
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A/CA) Don Heck, Gene Colan, Dick Ayers, Lou Cameron, Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand

HAUNTED HORROR PRE-CODE COVER COLORING BOOK TP VOL 01 (SEP15
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Frank Frazetta (A) Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood, L.B. Cole, Dick Briefer, Don Heck, Lee Elias, Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand

Katie:

LOVE AND ROCKETS NEW STORIES TP VOL 08 $14.99
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez
Jaime takes us to the punk reunion that Maggie & Hopey were road tripping to in the last issue where lots of old friends and enemies make appearances. Meanwhile, Gilbert serves up the second and concluding part of “The Magic Voyage of Aladdin,” which establishes the rivalry of its two stars, Fritz and Mila. Who’s Mila, you ask? You’ll have to read Love and Rockets: New Stories No. 8 to find out!

PAPER GIRLS #5 $2.99
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chiang
The first arc of the smash-hit ongoing series concludes with major revelations and another game-changing cliffhanger.
MAJOR PLOT POINT
Lots of answers to our major mysteries in this issue, as well as a final page that will completely transform the book’s status quo before our series’s first regularly planned hiatus.

Katie’s Spotlights:
TOMBOY #3
ACTION LAB – DANGER ZONE
(W/A/CA) Mia Goodwin

KLAUS #3
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Dan Mora

HOWARD THE DUCK #4
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Joe Quinones (CA) Joe Quinones, Kevin Wada
TP’s:
LOVE & ROCKETS LIBRARY GILBERT GN VOL 06 COMICS DEMENTIA
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Gilbert Hernandez

MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 03 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Chris Dingess (A) Matthew Roberts & Various (CA) Matthew Roberts

LUMBERJANES TP VOL 03
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Noelle Stevenson & Various (A) Carolyn Nowak, Various (CA) Noelle Stevenson

PREZ TP VOL 01 CORNDOG IN CHIEF
DC COMICS
(W) Mark Russell (A) Ben Caldwell & Various (CA) Ben Caldwell

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 from 10am to 1pm
it’s a special signing for 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.
FCBD
Sat. May 7
10am