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.
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Katie’s Brain Pick of the Week
CLEAN ROOM #7 (MR)
(W) Gail Simone A: Jon Davis-Hunt Colors: Quinton Winter
In this spectacularly disturbing standalone issue, we delve into the depths of Astrid’s terrifying personal history, and why demons have haunted her since birth.
DANS BRAIN PICK OF THE WEEK:
HUCK #6 IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque (Colors) Dave McCaig
Huck and Orlov’s final showdown!
Brain Scans: Scanning the list
SUN BAKERY #1 CVR A LEWIS
(W/A/CA) Corey Lewis Rey
Introducing Sun Bakery: a one-man Shonen Jump-esque comics anthology from Sharknife creator, Corey Lewis. Each 48 page issue is jam packed with robo space adventure, paranormal skateboarding, breakdancing, and social swordplay. This landmark first issue debuts three new stories: “Dream Skills,” “Arem,” “Bat Rider”
TWILIGHT ZONE SHADOW #1 (OF 4) Dynamite. Entertainment
(W) David Avallone (A) Dave Acosta (Colors) Omi Remalante (CA) Francesco Francavilla
He knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men… but who knows what lurks in the heart of The Shadow? Find out, in the first issue of this mind-blowing four-part storyline entitled “Shadow of a Doubt”, as the Master of Men takes a fateful step into that wondrous land bounded only by imagination: an area which we call… The Twilight Zone.
HOWARD THE DUCK #6
(W) Chip Zdarsky, Ryan North (A/CA) Joe Quinones, Erica Henderson
THE CONCLUSION OF “ANIMAL HOUSE,” A CROSSOVER WITH THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL!
WATCH! Howard show Squirrel Girl how to be a REAL hero for a change, for which she is eternally grateful!
LEARN! what happened in last month’s UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #6 from the recap page!
LISTEN! to a nice audio file of nature sounds made by Chip & Ryan while you read this VERY good story!
LOVE! all the guest stars! Like one of the blue guys from X-MEN! And a pretty cool van!
Mineshaft #33: features an AMAZING front cover by Mary Fleener & back cover by R. Crumb! ALSO in this issue… Excerpts From R. Crumb’s Dream Diary, Billy Childish, Jay Lynch, Nina Bunjevac, Two centerfold sketchbook drawings by R. Crumb, Noah Van Sciver’s Sketchbook, Peter Poplaski, Christoph Mueller, Robert Armstrong, Rika Deryckere, Aaron Lange, David Collier, Henry Denander, Pat Moriarity, Curtis Eller, Bill Griffith’s ZIPPY, & MORE!
MEGG & MOGG IN AMSTERDAM AND OTHER STORIES HC (MR)
(W/A/CA) Simon Hanselmann
Fresh off their star turn in the New York Times best seller Megahex, Megg and Mogg decide to take a trip to Amsterdam for some quality couple time, although the trip gets off to a rocky start when they forget their antidepressants. Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam collects all of Simon Hanselmann’s contributions to Vice. com, the Ignatz Award-nominated short story “St. Owl’s Bay,” and other surprises that will add additional color and background for fans of Megahex.
RED THORN #6 (MR)
(W) David Baillie (A) Meghan Hetrick (CA) Choong Yoon
(W) Shannon Watters & Various (A) Laura Lewis & Various (CA) Brooke A. Allen
5 – ALL AGES pick of the week
JOHNNY BOO HC VOL 07 JOHNNY BOO GOES LIKE THIS
IDW – TOP SHELF
(W/A/CA) James Kochalka
Johnny Boo and Squiggle come across a giant pencil! Is it magical? Whatever it is, when Johnny Boo draws with it, his drawings come to life. Before you know it, they’re off on another adventure, filled with tigers, ice cream monsters, and truly unbelievable hairstyles. Celebrate the power of creativity – the Johnny Boo way!
For more information about the works of Jim Ottaviani
Check out http://www.gt-labs.com/
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.
Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Hospital and Oakwood Health System to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to the highest quality, compassionate care, no matter where they live in southeast Michigan.
Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival
June 18 & 19, 2016