Brain Waves Ep23: Comics, Comics, Comics!

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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!

Katie’s BRAIN PICK OF THE WEEK
HEAD LOPPER #3
IMAGE COMICS
STORY / ART / COVER A: ANDREW MacLEAN
Norgal and Agatha meet fellow adventurer Zhaania while battling a mega-arachnid from Hell.

DAN’S BRAIN PICK OF THE WEEK
MOCKINGBIRD #1
MARVEL COMICS
JAN160756
(W) Chelsea Cain (A) Kate Niemczyk (Co) Rachelle Rosenberg (CV) Joëlle Jones
Bobbi Morse is Mockingbird, S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most versatile, most in-demand agent!
But a string of missions gone wrong indicate that something strange is lurking within S.H.I.E.L.D.’s own medical and recovery network. How far will Mockingbird have to go in order to solve this puzzle box and get to the truth? Bestselling author Chelsea Cain teams with newcomer Kate Niemczyk.

4 – Brain Scans: Scanning the list
(3-4 each alternating spotlight)

INFINITY ENTITY #1 (OF 4) (W) Jim Starlin (A/CA) Alan Davis JAN160725
HAUNTED LOVE #2 (W) Various (A) Alex Toth & Various (CA) Ken Bald JAN160503
LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #3 (W) Renae De (A) Renae De, Ray Dillon JAN160308

SMALL PRESS / BIG BRAIN PICK
POWER BUTTON #0 (MR) ALTERNATIVE COMICS (W/A/CA) Zack Soto JAN161029
The beginning of a brand new science fiction adventure series by Zack Soto (The Secret Voice). In this issue, we meet Adatra, one of the illustrious Omega Knights, and learn of her life-long battle with the Galactic Horde Empire! Aliens! Apocalypse! Mega Battles! Monsters! Pathos! Cool Space Armor! A Study Group production.

DESCENDER #11
IMAGE COMICS
STORY: JEFF LEMIRE
ART / COVER: DUSTIN NGUYEN
“Machine Moon” Conclusion
TIM-21 discovers the secret at the heart of the Robot Resistance and it will change the course of his quest forever.

HOWARD THE DUCK #5
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Joe Quinones
THE EPIC CONCLUSION!

MS MARVEL #5
MARVEL COMICS
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Nico Leon (CA) David Lopez

INSEXTS #4
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Ariela Kristantina

GRAPHIC NOVEL PICK:

THROUGH THE HABITRAILS LIFE BEFORE AFTER CAREER IN CUBICLES
DOVER PUBLICATIONS
(W/A/CA) Jeff Nicholson
This collection of darkly humorous tales chronicles a nameless protagonist’s struggle with a stultifying routine of office drudgery. The stories’ Kafkaesque vignettes, portrayed in striking black-and-white drawings, offer eerie perspectives on the rigors of everyday life. Through the Habitrails features semi-autobiographical vignettes that include “Futile Love,” “The Doomed One,” “The Infiltrator,” “The Dark Spiral,” “The Gerbil King,” and the “Escape” trilogy, one part of which was a 1993 Eisner Award nominee. Exclusive Bonus Material contains a new ten page Epilogue, written and illustrated by the author, and a new Foreword by multiple Eisner Award-winner Matt Fraction.

WOODY GUTHRIE & DUST BOWL BALLADS $24.95

5 – ALL AGES pick of the week
DISNEY PRINCESS #1 JOE BOOKS INC.
(W/A/CA) Amy Mebberson
Disney’s beloved heroines have returned in this hilarious collection of Disney Princess comic strips! Featuring laugh-out-loud stories from the worlds of Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella, Aurora, and more, this charming new ongoing series will make all your royal dreams come true!

6 – FCBD Spotlight of the Week
FCBD 2016 DARK HORSE ALL AGES KORRA TRAIN DRAGON PVZ (Net)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Michael Dante Dimartino & Various (A) Brian Churilla
Avatars, Dragons, and Zombies? What could be more friendly for all-ages than original tales from these prime Dark Horse worlds? Nothing. For Free Comic Book Day 2016, take a journey with the Avatar from The Legend of Korra, the dragon riders from How to Train Your Dragon, and the fundead of Plants vs. Zombies!
Rating: All Ages

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Brain Functions

Global Fridays at the Arab American National Museum
Friday, April 29 at 8 PM
Tarek Abdallah & Adel Shams El-din (Egyptian)

Tarek Abdallah – an Egyptian composer, lutenist and musicologist – draws inspiration from the golden age of the Egyptian oud solo (1910-1930). Egyptian-born and France-based, Adel Shams El-Din is universally acknowledged as being one of the most gifted riqq players and percussionists today. Both are acclaimed around the world for their deep knowledge and performance prowess; united on the concert stage, they offer audience an unparalleled musical experience.
https://www.facebook.com/events/570342629782695/
Tickets are available at accesscomunity.org

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

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Big Read Dearborn: Do you know Poe?
Al Aaraaf Lecture
Tue, March 15, 6pm – 7pm
Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126, United States (map)
“Al Aaraaf” is an early poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1829. It is based on stories from the Qur’an, and tells of the afterlife in a place called Al Aaraaf.
Using Poe’s early poem “Al Aaraaf” as a focal point, Professor Stephen Rachman of Michigan State University will explore Poe’s interest in Arab and Islamic literature, his orientalism, and its connections to his more famous works.

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Superheroes: The Colors of Justice – Diversity in Comics
The University Of Michigan Detroit Center is proud to present a Comic Book Symposium. The event is open to the public on Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. – 3 pm. View over 125 comic books and action figures. The symposium features panelist, discussion, screening of Black Superman and a tribute to Dwayne McDuffie. Lunch and light refreshments will be served. RSVP at detroitcenter.umich.edu. The UM Detroit Center is located at 3663 Woodward Ave., Suite 150 in Detroit.

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FCBD
Sat. May 7
10am

FCBD Spotlight of the Week
FCBD 2016 DARK HORSE ALL AGES KORRA TRAIN DRAGON PVZ (Net)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Michael Dante Dimartino & Various (A) Brian Churilla
Avatars, Dragons, and Zombies? What could be more friendly for all-ages than original tales from these prime Dark Horse worlds? Nothing. For Free Comic Book Day 2016, take a journey with the Avatar from The Legend of Korra, the dragon riders from How to Train Your Dragon, and the fundead of Plants vs. Zombies!
Rating: All Ages

Guest artists so far
DAVID Petersen
Jay Fosgitt
Jesse Rubenfeld
Dave Acosta

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