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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.

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Brain Picks

Katie’s Brain Pick of the Week

HARROW COUNTY #12
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Hannah Christenson (CA) Tyler Crook
When Emmy is called upon to investigate a haunted house, she’s surprised by how . . . normal . . . the family that lives there is. But as she encounters mysterious bumps and creaks in the night, she finds that the house has dark secrets of its own.
* Guest art by award-winning illustrator Hannah Christenson (Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard)!

Dan’s Brain Pick of the Week:

KAIJUMAX SEASON 2 #1
ONI PRESS INC.
(W/A/CA) Zander Cannon
Get ready for the all-new second season of Kaijumax! All the Red Humongo wants to do is go straight now that he’s out on parole, but his good-for-nothing brother Green Humongo has escaped from Kaijumax and is crashing at his house, with fellow escapee Electrogor in tow. Out-of-work guard Jeong drinks his troubles away on the moon, while new police recruit Chisato throws herself enthusiastically into her first day on the job. Also: Blindside tackles! Filial piety! Savage beatings! And… a Flintstones reference?

4 – Brain Scans: Scanning the list
(3-4 each alternating spotlight)

K:
FIX #2 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Steve Lieber colors: Ryan Hill
Mac is injured in the line of duty and Roy seeks the help of another detective with a tough case.

D:
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #14 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA/Colors) Jason Latour
The big game is over. But the troubles have only just begun. The return of Roberta Tubb.

K:
HOUSE OF PENANCE #2 (OF 6)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Ian Bertram, colors: Dave Stewart
Sarah Winchester’s house is always under construction-the banging of hammers keeps her demons at bay. Her construction crew of vagrants and murderers build, tear down, and rebuild the mansion according to her visions. But her newest employee, Warren Peck, has brought some demons of his own . . .

D:
BLACK PANTHER #2
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A/CA) Brian Stelfreeze (Colors) Laura Martin
• The darkest chapter of the Black Panther mythos continues as Wakanda crumbles from within.
• Enter: The Midnight Angels! Two mysterious women leading the citizen revolt against the current regime of Wakanda, challenging not only T’Challa’s politics but also his resolve. But will their rage provide more for the people than the royal family has thus far?
• Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner TA-NEHISI COATES (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend BRIAN STELFREEZE!

K: Graphic Novel Pick!
THOREAU A SUBLIME LIFE HC
NBM
(A) A. Dan., Maximilien Le Roy (w/col)
“To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.” This graphic novel biography relates the forward looking inspirational life of the great author, philosopher and pioneering ecologist. Henry David Thoreau was also the father of the concept, still relevent today, of “civil disobedience” which he used against slavery and the encroachment of government.

D:
HEAVY METAL #280 CVR A ENGLISH (MR) (C: 0-1-0)
HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
(W/A) Various (CA) Brian Ewing
Contributors include Grant Morrison, Benjamin Marra, Enki Bilal, Massimiliano Frezzatto & Ryan Ferreir.

5 – ALL AGES pick of the week

K:
MIGHTY COLORS BOARD BOOK $7.99
MIGHTY NUMBERS BOARD BOOK $7.99

D:
MERMIN GN VOL 01
ONI PRESS INC.
(W/A/CA) Joey Weiser
The first book in Joey Weiser’s Eisner Award-nominated series is now in paperback! Mermin is just your average Merman from the underwater kingdom of Mer, and all he wants is to have fun adventures on land with his new human friends. But with the whole ocean out looking for him, it’s going to be harder than he thought!

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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..
https://www.facebook.com/events/229396274065213/
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.***

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