Brain Waves Ep24: 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

CLEAN ROOM #6 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Gail Simone (A) Jon Davis-Hunt, Jenny Frison
Chloe discovers the brutal truth behind her fiancé’s suicide and faces a visit from someone called the Surgeon who intends on using his scalpel for…different reasons. And Astrid proves herself to be both friend and foe in this chilling end to the first arc.
DAN’S BRAIN PICK OF THE WEEK:

3 DEVILS #1 (OF 4)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A/CA) Bo Hampton (Colors) Jeremy Mohler

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Brain Scans: Scanning the list

RED THORN #5 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) David Baillie (A) Meghan Hetrick-Murante (CA) Choong Yoon

A+A The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Rafer Roberts (A/CA) David LaFuente (Inks) Ryann Winn (Colors) Brian Reber

TOMBOY DIVINE INTERVENTION TP $14.99
ACTION LAB – DANGER ZONE
(W/A/CA) M Goodwin
“No Crime Goes Unpunished. No Criminal Walks Away.” The death of a friend catches sixteen year-old Addison off guard, but a chance encounter with his killers on the subway forever changes her life. Crime cover-ups, dirty cops, and magical dead boyfriends consume her life as she’s thrust into the vigilante lifestyle and murder becomes her after school activity. Collects Tomboy 1-4.

LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE #5 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Tradd Moore (Colors) Felipe Sobreiro

VISUAL FUNK STREET ART ADULT COLORING BOOK TP $9.99
IDW PUBLISHING
(A/CA) Jim Mahfood
Coloring ain’t no crime! “Tag” and “bomb” to your heart’s content with this vibrant book of street-inspired art from comics legend Jim Mahfood. More than just art to color, this is the world of visual funk!

COLORING DC BATMAN ADVENTURES MAD LOVE TP
DC COMICS
(W) Paul Dini (A/CA) Bruce Timm
DC Comics presents classic adventures in a whole new way: in black and white, on heavy stock suitable for coloring! This Eisner Award-winning tale told the origin of Harley Quinn, by the creative team that first introduced her in Batman: The Animated Series! Includes MAD LOVE, plus stories from BATMAN ADVENTURES ANNUAL #1 and BATMAN ADVENTURES HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1.

ARCHIE TP VOL 01
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Mark Waid (A) Fiona Staples & Various (CA) Fiona Staples
Archie, one of the longest-running titles in comic book history, is rebooted here by two of the most talented creators in comics, Mark Waid and Fiona Staples.

GRAPHIC NOVEL PICK:

IMITATION GAME ALAN TURING DECODED GN $24.95
ABRAMS COMICARTS
(W) Jim Ottaviani (A/CA) Leland Purvis
English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing (1912-1954) is credited with many of the foundational principles of contemporary computer science. The Imitation Game presents a historically accurate graphic novel biography of Turing’s life, including his groundbreaking work on the fundamentals of cryptography and artificial intelligence. His code breaking efforts led to the cracking of the German Enigma during World War II, work that saved countless lives and accelerated the Allied defeat of the Nazis. Award-winning duo Jim Ottaviani and artist Leland Purvis present a detailed account of Turing’s life and groundbreaking research – as an unconventional genius who was arrested, tried, convicted, and punished for his openly gay lifestyle, and whose innovative work still fuels the computing and communication systems that define our modern world.
5 – ALL AGES pick of the week

GLORKIAN WARRIOR GN VOL 03 MUSTACHE OF DESTINY
:01 FIRST SECOND
(W/A/CA) James Kochalka
In the third volume of James Kochalka’s off-kilter science fiction series for young readers, the eponymous hapless space adventurer is joined by three horribly annoying little kids. Everything is terrible, and nothing is okay. Well, that’s not entirely true. There’s a really great mustache. And a valiant cup of coffee. And a truly dastardly villain. And the Glorkian SuperGrandma even makes an appearance!
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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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

https://www.facebook.com/events/202030670163309/

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