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:
CLEAN ROOM #10 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Gail Simone (A) Jon Davis-Hunt (CA) Jenny Frison (col) Quinton Winter
The terror multiplies as Astrid and Chloe face an unfathomable betrayal, and the ultimate force of unknowable darkness steps from our nightmares into public awareness!
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY160339

Dan:
HELLBLAZER REBIRTH #1
DC COMICS
(W) Simon Oliver (A/CA) Moritat (Colors) Andre Symanowicz
John Constantine’s lost weekend in New York City was fun, but London’s where his heart is-only a pissed-off demon and a curse on his soul stand in his way. Even Constantine’s questionable ethics are pushed to the limit when he puts eight million souls on the line to get what he wants….
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY160220

Scanning the list

K:
MANIFEST DESTINY #21
IMAGE COMICS(W) Chris Dingess (A) Matthew Roberts & Various (CA) Matthew Roberts
“SASQUATCH,” Part Three
Don’t bother shooting. Just run.
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY160646

D:
BLACK HAMMER #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dean Ormston (Colors) Dave Stewart
A new story from the prodigious brain of Jeff Lemire (Descender), amazingly realized by Dean Ormston (The Sandman) and Dave Stewart (Hellboy)!
Once they were heroes, but that age has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City-Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien-now lead simple lives in a timeless farming town. Even as they try to find their way home, trouble has a unique way of finding heroes wherever they are!

http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY160013
K:
HEARTTHROB #4
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Robert Wilson (col) Nick Filardi
The heart wants what it wants and sometimes what it wants is to rob New York City of every thin dime. Callie and Mercer have landed in the big apple and, using Mercer’s master list, begin a crime spree the city has never seen. But when their relationship hits a few bumps and the FBI closes in on them, can true love conquer all or will it make a plea deal?
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY161674

D:
BLACK WIDOW #5
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chris Samnee, Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee
THE WEEPING LION’S HUNTING GROUND
• Using her darkest secret as leverage, the Weeping Lion has pushed Natasha further from the straight and narrow.
• And Agent Elder of S.H.I.E.L.D. is closing in – is he fellow prey that needs Black Widow’s protection, or another predator?
Rated T+
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY160820

K:
SHE WOLF #2 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Rich Tommaso
“DEMON TRAPPING”
Gabrielle befriends the new girl in town-a supernatural being-who helps to control her powers.
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY160656

D:
HUNT #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Colin Lorimer (Colors) Joana Lafuente
Dream or reality? For a long time, teenager Orla Roche couldn’t tell them apart, and now THE HUNT is coming with its nightmare world of the restless dead. An intense story of survival, THE HUNT is a supernatural horror tale that will give Irish mythology a distinctly modern twist.
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY160554

K:
BETTY & VERONICA #1
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W/A) Adam Hughes (CA) various
It’s Betty vs. Veronica! The most highly-anticipated debut in comics history is here! Betty and Veronica are America’s sweethearts – until they turn on each other! Pops’ Chocklit Shoppe is being taken over by a huge coffee company. When Betty and Veronica go head-to-head over the issue, all bets are off! Friendships will shatter. Cities will burn. Nails will be broken. Betty and Veronica are back in this all-new #1 from comics legend Adam Hughes
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY161104

5 – All ages pick
STAR WARS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK I AM SITH
RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS FOR YOUNG R
(A) Chris Kennett
Meet Darth Vader and all the villains from the Star Wars saga in this Little Golden Book! Meet Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Darth Sidious, and all of the villainous Sith from the epic Star Wars space saga! Featuring stunning retro illustrations, this book is perfect for Star Wars – and Little Golden Book – fans of all ages.
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY162080

Quick picks:
D:
Civil War titles
Rebirth titles

K:
SNOTGIRL #1 CVR A HUNG
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Bryan Lee O’Malley (A/CA) Leslie Hung

FAITH (ONGOING) #1 CVR A WADA
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Jody Houser (A) Pere Perez & Various (CA) Kevin Wada

PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #8
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kate Leth (A/CA) Brittney Williams

LUMBERJANES #28
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) Ayme Sotuyo (CA) Kat Leyh

GROO FRAY OF THE GODS #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Sergio Aragones, Mark Evanier (A/CA) Sergio Aragones

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Brain Functions

Bringing the community together is an important part of what we do at Green Brain,
So let’s get you involved with the next big thing.
It’s time for Brain Functions,
The weekly events listing for Green Brain Comics

Ladies Night Wrap-up

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Jazz on the Ave continues. This Wednesday July 20
Demetrius “Krayon” Nabors, featuring Brandon Rose
Concerts take place 7pm-9pm in City Hall Park, at 13615 Michigan Avenue between Schaefer Rd. and Maple Rd–parking is FREE!

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Tunes @ Noon this Thursday, July 21 from 11:30 to 1:30
At City Hall Park featuring performance by Lac La Bell made up of multi-instrumentalists and songwriters Jennie Knaggs & Nick Schillace.
13615 Michigan Avenue between Schaefer Rd. and Maple Rd–parking is FREE!

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Geek Girl Brunch Detroit – Sunday Aug 7 10a-12p

Let’s celebrate Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in style! Join us for Accio Brunch – we’ll have music, games and Harry Potter swag!

It will be potluck style – please let us know if you can bring a dish to pass! More details to come soon!!

Working to get live music, Sarah Donner, possibly perform after the brunch

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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