Brain Waves Ep44: Short & Sweet-ish

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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Here on Brain Waves we will review our top Brain Picks of the week
And we’ll give you a short list of best recommendations of this week’s books.

And after that we will bring you Brain Functions,
our event listing of all the cool happenings in and around the shop.

Brain Picks

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BLACK MONDAY MURDERS #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Tomm Coker
“MAMMON”
ALL HAIL GOD MONEY! From JONATHAN HICKMAN (EAST OF WEST, Secret Wars, Avengers) and TOMM COKER (UNDYING LOVE) comes a new crypto-noir series about the power of dirty, filthy money… and exactly what kind of people you can buy with it. THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS is classic occultism where the various schools of magic are actually clandestine banking cartels who control all of society: a secret world where vampire Russian oligarchs, Black popes, enchanted American aristocrats, and hitmen from the International Monetary Fund work together to keep ALL OF US in our proper place.
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUN160575

ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS ANNUAL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Various
You’ve dreamed of it, you’ve asked for it, you’ve longed for it – and now, you’re going to GET it! No Avenger is safe from – the fan fiction of Kamala Khan! Featuring a bevy of special guest creators G. Willow Wilson, Mark Waid, Natasha Allegri, Faith Erin Hicks, Zac Gorman and Scott Kurtz with interior art by Mahmud Asrar, Chip Zdarsky, Natasha Allegri, Faith Erin Hicks, Jay Fosgitt and Scott Kurtz
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUN160830

JIM HENSON LABYRINTH 30TH ANNIV SPECIAL #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jonathan Case & Various (A) Cory Godbey & Various (CA) Benjamin Dewey
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film with stories from inside the magical walls of the labyrinth.
Featuring fan-favorite characters like Ludo, Hoggle, Sir Didymus, and a few surprises, this special celebration collects for the first time all of the Labyrinth Free Comic Book Day stories along with new tales from Eisner Award winner Jonathan Case (The New Deal), Gustavo Duarte (Bizarro), and more!
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUN161231

RINGSIDE #6 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Joe Keatinge (A) Nick Barber (CA) Sandra Lanz
NEW STORY ARC
“WORK,” Part One
Danny Knossos has made a deal with the devil to save the life of his beloved, but as his new arrangement crosses over with his past life in the ring, he’s in for more than he ever bargained for. Perfect for fans of CRIMINAL, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, and THE WALKING DEAD!
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY160613
MY ULTIMATE SUPER HERO MANUAL HC (C: 0-1-0)
MARVEL PRESS
Think you have what it takes to be a Marvel super-hero? Read this book for tips, tricks, and much more from your favorite Marvel characters. You’ll start by figuring out your awesome origin and powers: bit by a radioactive spider? Easy. Walk into a mysterious mist and now you’re a shapeshifter? Check. Then you’ll have to figure out your costume, your headquarters, your allies, and your enemies! Don’t worry, there are checkpoints along the way, plus quizzes, how-to’s, and do-it-yourself activities! Once you have everything in place, it will be time for some astonishing adventures!
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUN162066

August Previews Spotlight
ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES ONE SHOT CVR A REG GISELE LAGASE
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Gisele Lagace
Hey! Ho! Let’s go! America’s favorite teens cross paths with the original NYC punks in this extra-sized one-shot spectacular that is not to be missed! When the Archies tank at the Riverdale High Battle of the Bands, a magical twist of fate sends them hurtling into the past-and face-to-face with none other than the Ramones! Can the legendary punks get the Archies to realize their own rock ‘n’ roll potential and find their way home? Probably not-but it’ll be a blitzkrieg bop of a journey, as the two bands bounce from 53rd and 3rd to Rockaway Beach in this must-read crossover from the writers of the best-selling Archie Meets KISS and We Can Never Go Home with jaw-droppingly beautiful art from Gisele Lagace (“Occupy Riverdale”)!
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/AUG161226

Brain Functions

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Jazz on the Ave continues. Wednesday August 17
Alexander Zonjic & Friends, featuring Steve Cole
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, August 18 from 11:30 to 1:30
At City Hall Park featuring performance by Victor Ghannam.
13615 Michigan Avenue between Schaefer Rd. and Maple Rd–parking is FREE!

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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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Kirby4Heroes Sunday August 28 12-5pm
Sale featuring discounts on all comics featuring Captain America, Hulk, Avengers, and Thor
With a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Hero Initiative
http://www.kirby4heroes.com/
http://heroinitiative.org/