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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HIP HOP FAMILY TREE #12
(W/A/CA) Ed Piskor
Too many incredible milestones in this issue to name! LL Cool J makes a record with Rick Rubin and Def Jam. KRS One gets arrested and meets his future DJ. The Fat Boys and Run DMC headline the first national Hip Hop tours. Just to name a few. PLUS: This issue comes with an exclusive flexi disc of hip hop gold!
PREDATOR VS JUDGE DREDD VS ALIENS #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) John Layman (A) Chris Mooneyham (CA) Glenn Fabry
The ultimate science-fiction crossover pits the legendary lawman Judge Dredd against the universe’s supreme hunters, the Predators, as they both try to survive an onslaught by the galaxy’s ultimate killing machines, the Aliens!
o A co-publication with IDW and 2000 AD!
TOMBOY #6 CVR A GOODWIN (MR)
ACTION LAB – DANGER ZONE
(W/A/CA) Mia Goodwin
With Jessica’s life on the line, Addison makes the dangerous decision to confront the corrupt Detective Tico and his partners. Shocking choices must be made and Addison’s pursuit of justice forces
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Gene Ha
As Mae and her sister venture deeper into the fantasy world on the hunt for their kidnapped father, the sisters find new supernatural allies and meet dangerous enemies determined to bring them down.
(W) Hope Larson (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque
“Beyond Burnside” Chapter One: The Batgirl you know and love is going global with Eisner Award-winning and New York Times best-selling writer Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time, Goldie Vance) and all-star artist Rafael Albuquerque (AMERICAN VAMPIRE). In order to up her game, Babs travels to Japan on a quest to train with the most elite modern combat masters of the East. But when a chance meeting with an old friend puts a target on her back, Batgirl may need to use her new skills to solve a deadly mystery.
BONE CODA 25TH ANNIVERSARY TP
(W/A/CA) Jeff Smith
Twenty-five years after the first black & white issue of the self-published comic book Bone appeared on comic shop shelves, and over a decade since the concluding chapter comes a new (and completely superfluous!) adventure featuring the Bone cousins! Ride along with the boys and their friend Bartleby the Rat Creature as they brave the dangerous journey across the desert back toward Boneville in their rickety cow cart. Creator Jeff Smith is back for another laugh with Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley! Also included is the complete text of The Bone Companion fully illustrated for the first time! Plus rare behind the scenes photos and memories, and an afterword by the author thanking the comics community and the readers.
ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #1 (C: 1-0-0)
(W/A) Tony Millionaire & Various (CA) Erin Hunting
Oh My Glob! We’ve unleashed some of the industry’s best cartoonists loose in the Land of Ooo to share their most algebraic stories in their own voices!
The first issue is so math thanks to Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Tony Millionaire (Sock Monkey), and Art Baltazar (Patrick the Wolf Boy). You’re lumping welcome!
This ongoing series will feature radical stories from Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms), Box Brown (Andre The Giant), and more
Civil War titles
Jazz on the Ave continues. This Wednesday July 27
Rayse is a trumpeter, composer and arranger, producer, sound engineer, and recording artist. His style is pure jazz, smooth jazz, rhythm and blues, and bosanova.
Concerts take place 7pm-9pm in City Hall Park, at 13615 Michigan Avenue between Schaefer Rd. and Maple Rdparking is FREE!
Tunes @ Noon this Thursday, July 28 from 11:30 to 1:30
At City Hall Park featuring performance by Rollie Tussing.
His raggedy brand of music is informed by the era of 78 rpm records, juke-joints, and street performers. He composes a lot of his own songs and has a knack for re-working an old obscure tune, finding beauty in the forgotten scratches, pops and grooves of his esoteric record collection.
13615 Michigan Avenue between Schaefer Rd. and Maple Rdparking is FREE!
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!!
Performance by Sarah Donner at noon.
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