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!

Top picks

Katie:
SEX CRIMINALS #14
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Chip Zdarsky
Why can’t we all just get along? Because then the comic would be boring.

Dan:
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) David Walker (A/CA) Sanford Greene
THE ORIGINAL HEROES FOR HIRE, BACK ON THE CLOCK!
We KNOW you’ve been waiting to see LUKE CAGE and DANNY RAND back together and back to STREET-STOMPING basics! POWER MAN and IRON FIST are tracking a mystery with all the ingredients of a classic Heroes-for-Hire tale. Expect old friends, hired goons, crime lords, weird magic, plenty of power, a flurry of fists and as much bromance as you can handle! It’s Power Man and Iron Fist reunited, and writer DAVID WALKER and artist SANFORD GREENE are making it feel so GOOD!
Rated T+

4 – Spotlights
(3-4 each alternating spotlight)

CLEAN ROOM #5
DC COMICS Vertigo
(W) Gail Simone (A) Jon Davis-Hunt, Jenny Frison

GODZILLA IN HELL TP (DEC150442)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A) James Stokoe Bob Eggleton Ulises Farinas Ibrahim Moustafa Dave Wachter (CA) James Stokoe

STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #12
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) David Lapham

BELUSHI ON A MISSION FROM GOD
ONE PEACE BOOKS
(W) Alberto Schiavone (A/CA) Matteo Manera

ARCHIE #6
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Mark Waid (A) Veronica Fish & Various (CA) Veronica Fish

STARVE #6 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian Wood (A/CA) Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart
NEW STORY ARC
Critically-acclaimed STARVE is back for a second season! Chef Gavin Cruikshank shifts his focus from the soundstage to the streets, addressing real world themes of food scarcity and class warfare. Smart, subversive, and darkly comic, STARVE is an instant cult classic.

RED THORN #4
DC COMICS
(W) David Baillie (A) Meghan Hetrick-Murante (CA) Choong Yoon
GRAPHIC NOVEL SPOTLIGHT

12 REASONS WHY I LOVE HER 10TH ANNV ED HC
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Jamie S. Rich (A/CA) Joëlle Jones
The classic romance from the team behind Lady Killer is back in print with a brand new hardcover edition! Now in a larger size, and featuring excerpts from the original script, this 10-year anniversary edition is perfect for fans of Fresh Romance. Twelve vignettes reveal the story of young couple Gwen and Evan’s tumultuous relationship, one small piece at a time. It all adds up to an unforgettable romance rife with drama, humor, and heart.

5 – YA pick of the week
AMULET SC VOL 07 FIRELIGHT
GRAPHIX
(W/A/CA) Kazu Kibuishi
The unforgettable seventh installment of Kazu Kibuishi’s New York Times-bestselling series! Emily, Trellis, and Vigo visit Algos Island, where they can access and enter lost memories. They’re hoping to uncover the events of Trellis’s mysterious childhood, knowledge they can use against the Elf King. What they discover is a dark secret that changes everything. Meanwhile, the Voice of Emily’s Amulet is getting stronger, and threatens to overtake her completely. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.

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Check out a free digital copy of the sold out first issue of TOMBOY by creator Mia Goodwin
http://books.noisetrade.com/alegoodwin/tomboy-1

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Global Fridays at the Arab American National Museum
8 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016
The Murphy Beds (Irish folk)

In connection with The Map is Not the Territory exhibit: Palestinian, Native American, and Irish experiences of invasion, occupation, and colonization – More info on the exhibit here: http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/map-territory

[Ticket holders may also enjoy a complimentary Irish dance workshop hosted by Anne McCallum starting at 7 p.m.]

Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft arrangements on bouzouki, guitar and mandolin. O’Leary played Irish music while growing up in Dublin, then relocated to immerse himself in New York City’s traditional music scene. Brooklyn-based guitarist/vocalist Hamer won a 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award with Anais Mitchell for their adaptations of British folk songs.
https://www.facebook.com/events/471862169685439/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/220163601660931/

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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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/219249865090137/

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