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.
Katie’s Brain Pick of the Week:
Publisher: ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Robert Wilson
Color: Nick Filardi
A new series about bank heists and thieving hearts from writer Christopher Sebela (Welcome Back), artist Robert Wilson IV (Bitch Planet), and colorist Nick Filardi (Powers). Callie Boudreau hasn’t been herself lately. After a lifetime sidelined by illness, she’s rescued by a miracle cure in the form of heart transplant surgery, but the life she returns to doesn’t fit her anymore. Besides the morally questionable job, the crappy boyfriend and the crippling hospital bills, Callie finds herself developing new tastes, unfamiliar urges and a mouth like a sailor. As she balances what she has to do with what she wants to do, a mystery man shows up to teach her that instead of waiting for her new life, she should go out and steal it.
DANS BRAIN PICK OF THE WEEK:
HOUSE OF PENANCE #1 (OF 6)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Ian Bertram (Colorist) Dave Stewart (Letters) Nate Peikos
1905 The Winchester House-famous for its original owner’s bizarre compulsion to incorporate a multitude of architectural curiosities. But as the bereaved Sarah Winchester’s workers toil on stairways to nothing and doors to nowhere, a mysterious stranger arrives . . . and he could make Sarah’s demons all too real.
A blend of horror, history and fiction, with moody and stylized art by Ian Bertram
Very violent and very creepy.
Brain Scans: Scanning the list
HOT DAMN #1 (OF 5)
Publisher: IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Valentin Ramon
BLACK ROAD #1 (MR)
(W) Brian Wood (A/CA) Garry Brown (Colorist) Dave McCaig (Letters) Steve Wands
MARY WEPT OVER THE FEET OF JESUS HC
DRAWN & QUARTERLY
(W/A/CA) Chester Brown
MOON KNIGHT #1
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Greg Smallwood (Colorist) Jordie Bellaire (Letters) Steve Wands
HARROW COUNTY TP VOL 02 TWICE TOLD
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Tyler Crook
GOTHAM ACADEMY #17
(W) Brendan Fletcher & Various (A) Adam Archer & Various (CA) Mingjue Helen Chen
Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), and Michael Dialynas (The Woods)!
GOLDIE VANCE #1 (OF 4)
Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Hope Larson (A/CA) Brittney Williams
5 – ALL AGES pick of the week
REDS PLANET GN VOL 01 AMULET BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Eddie Pittman
Red’s Planet, an intergalactic graphic novel fantasy series from award-winning cartoonist Eddie Pittman (writer/story artist for Disney’s hit TV series Phineas and Ferb), is a nonstop adventure with a unique cast of characters
Like Red, a quirky, headstrong 10-year-old who longs to live in her own perfect paradise far away from her annoying foster family. But when a UFO mistakenly kidnaps her, Red finds herself farther away than she could have possibly imagined-across the galaxy and aboard an enormous spaceship owned by the Aquilari, an ancient creature with a taste for rare and unusual treasures.
Global Fridays at the Arab American National Museum
Friday, April 29 at 8 PM
Arab American National Museum welcomes Tarek Abdallah an Egyptian composer, lutenist and musicologist along with Egyptian-born and France-based percussionist, Adel Shams El-Din. 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.
Tickets are available at accesscomunity.org
Enter to win a pair of tickets by sending an email to
with the subject Global Fridays
Free Comic Book Day
Sat. May 7
10am – 6
Get your choice of 3 different Free Comic Book Day comics just for attending
Get extra FCBD comics for donating
Canned food for Gleaners Community Food Bank
Gently used books for the Friends of the Dearborn Library
Used cell phones for soldiers
And lastly attending the event wearing a costume
And a portion of every purchase goes to benefit the Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter
Confirmed creators on FCBD:
Ruth Mcnally Barshaw
Jennifer Evans & James May
Free Comic Book Day is made possible by a sponsorship from the
East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority
The East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority advocates, directs and manages revitalization and economic growth through redevelopment projects, collaborating with stakeholders and supporting and promoting our businesses.
Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival
June 18 & 19, 2016