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
Graphic Novel Pick:
SOMETHING NEW TALES FROM MAKESHIFT BRIDE GN
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(W/A/CA) Lucy Knisley
In 2010, Lucy and her long-term boyfriend John broke up. Three long, lonely years later, John returned to New York, walked into Lucy’s apartment, and proposed. This is not that story. It is the story of what came after: The Wedding. DIY maven Lucy Knisley was fascinated by American wedding culture… but also sort of horrified by it. So she set out to plan and execute the adorable DIY wedding to end all adorable DIY weddings. And she succeeded. This graphic novel is the story of how Lucy built a barn, invented a whole new kind of photo booth, and managed to turn an outdoor wedding on a rainy day into a joyous (though muddy) triumph.
Dan’s Brain Pick of the Week:
RENATO JONES ONE PERCENT #1 (MR)
(W/A/CA) Kaare Andrews
Special double-sized first issue!
The One% own more than half the world’s wealth. They’ve crashed economies, bought governments, and have amassed more power than any other group in history. And they still don’t have enough. With this kind of power how can anyone make them pay? WHO will make them pay? Enter Renato Jones, a mysterious vigilante, out to even the score. And when he enters the fray THE SUPER-RICH ARE SUPER F***ED.
From acclaimed creator KAARE KYLE ANDREWS (Iron Fist: The Living Weapon, Spider-Man: Reign) comes a supercharged capitalist action thriller for a post-Great Recession world.
4 – Brain Scans: Scanning the list
(3-4 each alternating spotlight)
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #14
(W/A/CA) David Lapham
3 FLOYDS ALPHA KING #1 (OF 5) (MR)
(W) Nick Floyd, Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Simon Bisley (Colors) Ryan Browne
HOT DAMN #2 (OF 5)
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Valentin Ramon
CINEMA PURGATORIO #1 (MR)
AVATAR PRESS INC
(W) Alan Moore & Various (A) Kevin O’Neil & Various (CA) Michael DiPascale
BLACK WIDOW #3
(W) Chris Samnee, Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee
ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #5
(W) Skottie Young (A) Jay P. Fosgitt (CA) Skottie Young (Color Art) Jean-Francois Beaulieu
5 – ALL AGES pick of the week
SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #1
ONI PRESS INC.
(W/A/CA) Natalie Riess
SUPERGIRL COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE 8TH GRADE TP
(W) Landry Quinn Walker (A) Eric Jones (CA) Erik Jones
K quick picks:
BEASTS OF BURDEN WHAT CAT DRAGGED IN ONE SHOT $3.99
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Evan Dorkin (A/CA) Jill Thompson
Global Fridays at the Arab American National Museum
Friday, May 13 at 8 PM
Arab American National Museum welcomes Renowned across Yemen as a musician and vocalist, Abdulrahman Al Akhfash has contributed significantly over the past 20 years to the natural development and enrichment of the Sanani repertoire..
Tickets are available at accesscomunity.org
***The public is welcome to attend a FREE talk by Yemeni jewelry expert and author Marjorie Ransom at 6:30 p.m.***
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
Comfort Love & Adam Withers
Cosplay Contest at noon
DJ courtesy of Alter Ego Management
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