Brain Waves Ep22: Jay Fosgitt!

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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 and Dead World Zombie Soda!

DAN’S BRAIN PICK OF THE WEEK

AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL ALPHA #1 ASO
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Jesus Saiz
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!
Rated T+
Katie:

BLACK WIDOW #1 (VARIANT AVAILABLE)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chris Samnee, Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee
S.H.I.E.L.D.’S MOST WANTED!
The Eisner Award-winning team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are taking Black Widow on the lam! Natasha has spent years gathering secrets, and when some of the darkest ones begin mysteriously going public, no one is safe. With her betrayed former confederates at S.H.I.E.L.D. on her heels and a lifetime of training and ingenuity at her disposal, Natasha’s out for answers in a knock-down-drag-out tale of action and espionage! Hidden enemies, old friends and unusual allies collide, and all eyes are on Black Widow. The chase is on!
Rated T+
TOMBOY #4 (MR)
ACTION LAB – DANGER ZONE
(W/A) Mia Goodwin (CA) Fanny Hagdahl
Wherever she goes, death is sure to follow. Four months after the funeral of her best friend, Addison has embraced her new life as a vigilante, but trouble is on the horizon as Detective Tico closes in on his suspect and the notorious Irene Trent finally steps out of the shadows.

SWAMP THING #3 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Len Wein (A/CA) Kelley Jones
An old friend appears in the swamp with an unbelievable proposition for Swamp Thing: using a dark spell, it might be possible for the Avatar of the Green to return to his human form as Alec Holland and regain his old life. But all magic has a cost-will Swamp Thing get everything he has ever wanted, or discover the consequences of leaping before you look? Featuring a guest appearance by Zatanna!

DISCIPLINE #1 (MR)
Publisher: IMAGE COMICS
(W) Peter Milligan (A/CA) Leandro Fernandez
Between fighting her sister and hating her husband, Melissa still finds time to fall in lust with a stranger who’s an awful lot more than he seems. What appears to be a simple seduction is revealed as something much darker and more dangerous. This controversial and erotically-charged tale of sex, death, and metamorphosis begins with an explosion of carnality and weirdness.

SAINTS #6 (OF 10) (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sean Lewis (A/CA) Ben Mackey
STORY: SEAN LEWIS
ART / COVER: BENJAMIN MACKEY
“Devotion”
Blaise, Sebastian, Lucy, and Stephen have landed into the waiting arms of Michael and his followers. How the Saints came to be and their purpose in the war with Michael’s followers is made clear.
NIOBE SHE IS LIFE #2
STRANGER COMICS
(W) Sebastian A. Jones, Amandla Stenberg (A/CA) Ashley A. Woods

follows the story of Niobe Ayutami, a young, black warrior on her adventures to save the world.
GRAPHIC NOVEL SPOTLIGHT
DAN CLOWES PATIENCE HC
Publisher: FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Daniel Clowes
Patience is a psychedelic science-fiction love story that swings from violent destruction to deep personal tenderness. It is also the first all new graphic novel from master cartoonist Daniel Clowes (Ghost World, Eightball) in over a half-decade! This full-color story is the biggest book of his career and affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberantly breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet. This is the graphic novel of 2016.
5 – ALL AGES pick of the week

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS YR HC WONDER WOMAN AT SUPER HERO HIGH
RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS FOR YOUNG R
(W) Lisa Yee
Wonder Woman! Supergirl! Batgirl! DC Comics, Warner Bros., and Mattel join forces to launch an unprecedented new Super Hero franchise for girls – DC Super Hero Girls! This groundbreaking new middle grade series follows DC Comics’ most iconic female Super Heroes and Super-Villains – as high schoolers. At Super Hero High, the galaxy’s most powerful teens nurture their powers and master the fundamentals of what it means to be a hero. And the students at Super Hero High are about to meet their strongest classmate yet – Wonder Woman!

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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.
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

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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.

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

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FCBD
Sat. May 7
10am