Brain Waves Ep26: Happy 1/2 Birthday!!

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

SAGA #35
IMAGE COMICS
STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN ART / COVER: FIONA STAPLES
Hard time.

PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chiang
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99
From Brian K. Vaughan, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA and THE PRIVATE EYE, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, comes the first volume of an all-new ongoing adventure.

DAN’S BRAIN PICK OF THE WEEK:

ONI PRESS STARTER PACK 2016
The Oni Press Starter Pack 2016 collects seven complete first issues from Oni Press’s acclaimed creator-owned series.
WHAT’S INSIDE:
• Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s THE SIXTH GUN #1
• Charles Soule, Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque and Guy Major’s LETTER 44 #1
• Joshua Hale Fialkov and Joe Infurnari’s double-size THE BUNKER #1
• Zander Cannon’s KAIJUMAX #1
• Greg Rucka, Justin Greenwood, and Ryan Hill’s STUMPTOWN #1
• Cullen Bunn, Joëlle Jones, and Nick Filardi’s HELHEIM #1
• Joshua Hale Fialkov and Gabo’s EXODUS: THE LIFE AFTER #1
Brain Scans: Scanning the list

THEYRE NOT LIKE US #12
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(W) Eric Stephenson (A/CA) Simon Gane
12: WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

*Paris w/Andi Watson

GODZILLA OBLIVION #1 (OF 5) IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A) Brian Churilla (CA) Graham Nakamura
A scientist has created a portal to another dimension-one where monsters rule supreme! A terrifying expedition begins into a world where hope has died and Godzilla is the unrivaled King of the Monsters. But what happens when a baby kaiju hitches a ride back to the original, monster-less dimension?

JUGHEAD #5
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Erica Henderson
Riverdale High was just the beginning as Principal Stanger’s despotic reach shuts down Pop’s Shoppe! Jughead and the gang need to stop him once and for all! Maybe with the help of the SuperTeens and Iron Mantle?

CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #7 ASO MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Daniel Acuña (CA) Alex Ross
ENORMOUS 75th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!
AN AVENGERS STANDOFF tie-in!
Plus, stories celebrating the legacy and legend of Captain America throughout history, by Greg Rucka & Mike Perkins; Tim Sale; & John Cassaday
Rated T

FAITH #3
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Jody Houser (A) Francis Portela, Marguerite Sauvage (CA) Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

WORLDS FUNNEST TP DC COMICS
(W) Evan Dorkin & Various (A) Joe Shuster & Various (CA) Brian Bolland
Bat-Mite stars in this collection of misadventures with appearances by Superman, the Justice League of America and Superman’s equally magical-and annoying-foe, Mr. Mxyzptlk. Collects SUPERMAN AND BATMAN: WORLD’S FUNNEST #1, BATMAN: MITEFALL #1, WORLD’S FINEST #6, DETECTIVE COMICS #267 and more!
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #5
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare (A) Natacha Bustos (CA) Amy Reeder

5 – ALL AGES pick of the week

MADAGASCAR #1 JOE BOOKS INC.
(W) Patrick Storck (A/CA) Rafael Sam
The Madagascar crew is back with all-new stories! When Alex the lion witnesses a crime, he must race against time and through the mean streets of New York to recover an elderly woman’s purse. Unfortunately, that woman is his arch-nemesis, Nana! Can the two enemies set aside their differences so that justice can be served? Find out in this buddy cop adventure!

6 – FCBD Spotlight of the Week
Free Comics
FCBD 2016 ARCHIE #1 (Net)
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Fiona Staples
Comic superstars Mark Waid and Fiona Staples reimagine an icon in this special FCBD reprint of the best-selling first issue of Archie! Change has come to Riverdale in the can’t-miss kick-off to Archie’s new ongoing series! As the new school year approaches, you’d think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun – but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale. Is this a one-off, or a sign of bigger changes awaiting America’s favorite teens… and the entire town? Find out in this exciting, remarkable and critically acclaimed first issue!
Rating: Teen
Previews Catalog Update

April Previews Spotlight
DC PREVIEWS APRIL 2016 4/13/2016
DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH is coming from DC Entertainment in June – and to celebrate that momentous event, all of DC Entertainment’s products for this month will be solicited in a special stand-alone catalog called DC PREVIEWS.

This free, 96-page catalog measures 8.125″ x 10.875″ and will feature behind the scenes development material from DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH. It will also include full solicitations for June on-sale comics (plus one very important comic hitting stores on May 25), along with July trade paperbacks, August hardcovers, October DC Collectibles items and more!

DARK HORSE DAY 2016 30TH ANNIV SAMPLER BUNDLE (Net)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A) Frank Miller & Various
As Dark Horse Comics turns thirty, we present a look back at some of our top titles from each past decade-including a brand-new story to launch us into the new one! Included: Aliens vs. Predator: Blood Time (1994), by Randy Stradley and Phill Norwood, Sin City: Daddy’s Little Girl (1996), by Frank Miller, The Umbrella Academy: Anywhere But Here (2008), by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, and a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer tale by Christos Gage!
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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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Free Comic Book Day
Sat. May 7
10am to 6pm

Guest artists so far
DAVID Petersen
Jay Fosgitt
Jesse Rubenfeld
Dave Acosta
Ted Woods
Ruth McNally Barshaw
https://www.facebook.com/events/202030670163309/

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Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival
June 18 & 19, 2016
http://a2caf.com/

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Thanks to our sponsors
East Dearborn Downtown District Authority
http://eastdowntowndearborn.com/

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