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

DARK AND BLOODY #1 Of(6) (MR)
VERTIGO / DC COMICS
(W) Shawn Aldridge (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Patricia Mulhivill (CV) Tyler Crook
Guns, moonshine, monsters-there’s a lot going on in the backwoods of Kentucky. Iris Gentry is a war veteran who returned from Iraq to find his options for supporting his family limited. Since they live in a “dry” county, Iris has turned to running moonshine for his former ranking officer-meaning the men now share crimes at home and abroad. You see, back in their combat days, Iris’s regiment got involved in something they shouldn’t have, and now a deadly, otherworldly consequence has come looking for vengeance.
THE DARK AND BLOODY is a haunting new horror series by writer Shawn Aldridge (Vic Boone) and artist Scott Godlewski (Copperhead), with covers by Tyler Crook (Harrow County).

SECOND SIGHT #1 (C: 0-1-0)
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) David Hine (A/CV) Alberto Ponticelli (CA) John Kalisz

HARROW COUNTY #9
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Carla Speed McNeil (CA) Jenn Manley Lee (CV) Tyler Crook

GANGES #5
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Kevin Huizenga

ALL AGES PICK OF THE WEEK

BATMAN & ROBIN ADV YR TP CLAYFACES SLIME SPREE
BATMAN & ROBIN ADV YR TP JOKERS MAGIC MAYHEM
BATMAN & ROBIN ADV YR TP SCARECROWS NIGHTMARE MAZE
BATMAN & ROBIN ADV YR TP TWO FACE FACE OFF
STONE ARCH BOOKS
(W) Laurie S. Sutton / (W) J. e. Bright (A/CA) Luciano Vecchio

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KATIE’S TOP PICK OF THE WEEK

BADGER #1
DEVILS DUE /1FIRST COMICS, LLC
(W) Mike Baron (A) Jim Fern, Paul Mounts (CA) Val Mayerik, Andres Esparza
Fans have demanded it and now, at long last, the Badger returns! A brand new story ripped from today’s headlines, from the inimitable Mike Baron! Badger as you’ve never seen him: Raw! Furious! Crazier than Randy Quaid! Jim Fern’s art will astonish!

THEY’RE NOT LIKE US #11
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Eric Stephenson (A/CA) Simon Gane
“EVERYTHING HAS A PRICE TO PAY”

DESCENDER #10
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen

JONESY #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Caitlin Rose Boyle

JUGHEAD #4
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Erica Henderson

MS MARVEL #4
MARVEL COMICS
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Nico Leon (CA) David Lopez

INSEXTS #3
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Ariela Kristantina

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Global Fridays at the Arab American National Museum

Friday, February 12 at 8pm
Noura Mint Seymali

http://arabamericanmuseum.org/global-fridays-2016-winter
https://www.facebook.com/events/679998662141183/

Enter to win a pair of tickets by sending an email to
brainwaves@greenbrain.biz
with the subject “Global Fridays”

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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