Brain Waves Ep40: That Damned Cat

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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:
HARROW COUNTY #14
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Tyler Crook
Emmy encounters more strangers in Harrow County, mysterious and powerful with supernatural abilities. As she learns more about the strange brood that claims to be her family, she is lured further into their world. But staying with them will have a dire cost for Emmy-and all of Harrow County.
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY160107

Dan:
SABRINA #6
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A/CA) Robert Hack
The ongoing series continues! “Familiars” is the perfect jumping-on point for the critically acclaimed horror hit Sabrina! Every witch needs a familiar, and through the ages, Salem has faithfully fulfilled his duties to Sabrina. This chapter lifts back the cloak of time to reveal the dark history of how Salem came to be and serve his master. For TEEN+ readers.
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY161134

Brain Scans: Scanning the list

K:
GOLDIE VANCE #4 (OF 5)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Hope Larson (A/CA) Brittney Williams
Goldie discovers the truth behind Ludwig’s disappearance, but will she be able to find him before someone else does?
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY161287

D:
HORIZON #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brandon Thomas (A) Juan Gedeon (Colors) Frank Martin (CA) Jason Howard
Zhia Malen thought she’d fought her very last war, until she learned her planet was targeted for occupation… by a desperate world called Earth. The people of Earth will be told that her arrival on their planet means invasion; these are lies, this is retaliation.

Skybound’s newest original series by BRANDON THOMAS (The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury), JUAN GEDEON (Ghost Racers), and FRANK MARTIN (EAST OF WEST) will show you that survival isn’t just a human instinct…

http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY160550
K:
RICK & MORTY LIL POOPY SUPERSTAR #1 (OF 5)
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Sarah Graley (A) Sarah Graley, Marc Ellerby (CA) Sarah Graley
A new comic miniseries based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK AND MORTY? Oooo-wee, that sounds great! Mr. Poopybutthole is in trouble, and he turns to the one person he can trust: Summer Smith! She’s more than willing to help, but is he telling her the whole truth? Written and drawn by Sarah Graley (Our Super Adventure) and colored by Mildred Louis (Agents of the Realm), Summer and Mr. Poopybutthole embark on their very own fantastic adventure across space, complete with jailbreaks, hijackings, and high school prom. Plus! Backup comics featuring good ol’ Rick and Morty, drawn and colored by Marc Ellerby!
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY161665

D:
HEAVY METAL #281
Grant Morrison continues his run as Heavy Metal’s new Editor-In-Chief with his ongoing story, The Smile of the Absent Cat, and his new story for issue #281, DAX, drawn by HM’s publisher, Kevin Eastman! Also continuing are Enki Bilal, Erika Lewis, and J.K. Woodward’s The 49th Key, Mozchops’ irreverent insect opus, Salsa Invertebraxa, and much more!
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/APR161693

K:
HOUSE OF PENANCE #4 (OF 6)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Ian Bertram
A tale of horror from creator Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin, Green Lantern), illustrated by the terrifyingly talented Ian Bertram (Bowery Boys, Batman: Eternal)!

The chaotic construction is no longer enough to keep Sarah’s ghosts at bay, so she tries something more extreme to ease her conscience. Peck’s nightmares are growing worse, too. Brought together by their dark visions, the heiress and the outlaw are getting closer, but Sarah’s sister doesn’t like it one bit.
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY160111

D:
CONAN THE SLAYER #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Sergio Davila (Colors) Mike Atiyeh CA) Lee Bermejo
Alone, battle weary, and with nothing but his sword, Conan of Cimmeria faces his inevitable death in the arid wastes . . . but instead stumbles into a camp of Kozaki raiders. With a knife at his throat and a band of Turanian hunters at his back, will the half-dead barbarian find a new ally in the Kozaki chief?
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY160016

K: [graphic novel] LOVE ADDICT CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DATER TP
IDW – TOP SHELF
(W/A/CA) Koren Shadmi
LONELY? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT. Reeling after a breakup, young animator “K”
is pushed by a friend to join the popular dating site Lovebug. His journey begins as a search for true love, but soon awakens a relentless craving for novelty and sexual conquest.

With the touch of a button, K embarks on a dating spree, browsing a digital marketplace of the flesh. Who can stop when Lovebug offers an endless stream of prospective mates, sorted by algorithms and stored on a distant server, ready on demand like TV episodes or Chinese takeout? And in the face of this addiction, can K hold on to his friends, his job, or even his humanity?

The acclaimed author of In the Flesh and The Abaddon presents an evocative tale of modern love… in a world where even full bars can lead to a bad connection.

Bullet points:
” “Shadmi’s stories are strange and bleak, and they feature some dark sexual politics, but they’re compelling and memorable.” -Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics

http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY160534

5 – All ages pick
MICKEY MOUSE SHORTS SEASON 1 #1 (OF 4)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A) Paul Rudish (CA) Andy Suriano
Join Mickey, Minnie and all their pals in a comic adaptation of the celebrated, multi-Emmy and Annie Award-winning shorts from Disney Television Animation! In this issue, Mickey battles his way through a Tokyo bullet train during rush hour, an unlikely character competes in a dog show, and Donald suffers from….Flipperboobootosis?! And that’s just the start!

http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY160508

Quick picks:
D:
Civil War titles
Rebirth titles

K:
INSEXTS #6 (MR)
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Ariela Kristantina

DESCENDER #13
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
“SINGULARITIES” continues as the mysteries of Telsa’s past are finally revealed. They may threaten not only Telsa, but the universe itself!

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July Previews Spotlight
MOONSHOT VOL 01 INDIGENOUS COMICS COLL
AH COMICS
This award-winning collection of 13 short stories presents some of the finest comic book and graphic novel work on the continent. Moonshot brings together dozens of creators from across North America to contribute comic book stories showcasing the rich heritage and identity of indigenous storytelling. From traditional stories to exciting new visions of the future, Moonshot is an incredible collection that will amaze, intrigue, and entertain!
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUL161180
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Brain Functions

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Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously
Saturday July 9th at 7pm
https://vimeo.com/166139072
15% off when using discount code: greenbrain
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Ladies Night at
Green Brain:
Girl Party 4!
Sat, July 16
7-9pm
A special, after hours shopping night just for Ladies!
Treats, giveaways, special sales, & surprises for all the ladies in the house!
Please note we will be closing early (7pm) to the general public for this special event.

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MOCAD and Green Brain Comics present the 7th Annual Comic Jam with guest artist Derf.
Saturday, August 20

All are welcome to jam!

Participants create spontaneous, improvised, collaborative comics and free-form drawings with each other. Following the jam session Derf will talk about his international bestseller, MY FRIEND DAHMER, Punk Rock & Trailer Parks, and Trashed.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201
mocadetroit.org

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