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.
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KATIE’S PICK OF THE WEEK:
SAGA #34 (MR)
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
New friends are silver…
KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND VINAMARAMA DELUXE ED HC (MR)
(W) Grant Morrison (A) Philip Bond, D’Israeli (CA) Philip Bond
Two tales by Grant Morrison are collected in hardcover for the first time. First, a bored schoolgirl joins up with a young rebel intent on tearing down middle-class England. Then, in VINAMARAMA, Ali and his witty, vivacious arranged bride, Sofia, must stop ancient Indian demons from using Britain as a battleground.
DAN’S BRAIN PICK OF THE WEEK:
IMPOSTER #1 (OF 4) 21 PULP
(W) James Patrick (A) Martin Szymanski (C) Osmarco Valladao (CA) Victor Santos
One man is every hero who’s ever existed. He’s the vigilante Centipede, the space traveler Captain Apex, the sorcerer Dr. Oculus, and the adventurer Jungle Jack. This is the world’s most dangerous secret, it’s about to be revealed, and everything will change.
RINGSIDE #4 (MR) IMAGE COMICS
(W) Joe Keatinge (A/CA) Nick Barber (C) Simon Gough
4 – Spotlights
(3-4 each alternating spotlight)
FAITH #2 (OF 4)
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Jody Houser (A) Francis Portela, Marguerite Sauvage (CA) Francis Portela
The most talked-about new book of 2016 is just getting started!
HELLBOY & BPRD 1953 BEYOND THE FENCES #1 DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson (A) Paolo Rivera, Joe Rivera (C) Dave Stewart (CA) Paolo Rivera
(W) Jeff Lemire, Emi Lenox (A) Emi Lenox, Jeff Lemire (CA) Emi Lenox
KARNAK #2 MARVEL COMICS
(W) Warren Ellis (A) Gerardo Zaffino/Antonio Fuso (C) Dan Brown (CA) David Aja
HAUNTED LOVE #1 IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A) Various (CA) Bernard Bailey
From the titanic terror team that brings you Haunted Horror and Weird Love comes a macabre mash-up of both hit series! Haunted Love features rotting tales of supernatural Pre-code romance from putrid horror comics from the vile horror comics of the 1950s. Lurid lust! Vicious violence! Creepy kisses! The zombie-fied Haunted Love #1 is just the first of 3 throbbing issues that will set your horrid hearts afire. Haunted Love will make your Valentine’s Day massacre and gory gift giving to your vile Valentine unforgettable and unforgivable
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #3
(W) Kate Leth (A/CA) Brittney Williams
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #4
(W) Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare (A) Natacha Bustos (CA) Amy Reeder
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #5
(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Erica Henderson
GRAPHIC NOVEL SPOTLIGHT
FOUNDING FATHERS FUNNIES HC $14.99
(W/A/CA) Peter Bagge
America’s Founding Fathers were brilliant, brave, forward thinking . . . and ridiculous, at least in the eyes of cartoonist and history buff Peter Bagge! Collecting all Founding Fathers Funnies cartoons from Apocalypse Nerd and Dark Horse Presents, this volume also delivers several brand-new stories and helpful biographical information on the colorful revolutionaries Bagge respectfully skewers!
5 – ALL AGES pick of the week
BART SIMPSON COMICS #100
(W) Ian Boothby, Nathan Kane (A) Nina Matsumoto (CA) Jason Ho
Bart Simpson turns 100! Join Bart Simpson’s centennial celebration, capping off its illustrious and illustrated run with a final issue (for now)! It’s a 48-page senses-shattering sendoff that will shake Springfield and Simpsons fans to the core!
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 OLeary present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft arrangements on bouzouki, guitar and mandolin. OLeary played Irish music while growing up in Dublin, then relocated to immerse himself in New York Citys 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.
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with the subject Global Fridays
Jay Fosgitt signing
Wednesday 03/02/2016 from 10am to 1pm
its 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!
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.
Sat. May 7