Brain Waves Ep53: Back With a Vengence

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Welcome Brainiacs, we are your hosts, Dan and Katie Merritt, owners of Green Brain Comics in East Downtown Dearborn.

Every week over 100 new comic books are released, and we are here to point out some gems, give you our personal picks as well as a few of our staff picks for this week.

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All ages pick
POKEMON COOKBOOK HC
VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W/A/CA) Maki Kudo
Create delicious dishes-from desserts to pizza-that look like your favorite Pokémon characters with more than 35 easy, fun recipes. Make a PokéBall sushi roll, Pikachu ramen, or Meowth mashed potatoes for your next party, weekend activity, or powered-up lunch box.
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/OCT162035

Staff Picks

Sarah
MOTOR CRUSH #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brenden Fletcher & Various (A) Babs Tarr, Cameron Stewart (CA) Babs Tarr
The team behind the critically acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame and fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush.
Featuring Part One of ISOLA: PROLOGUE by BRENDEN FLETCHER and KARL KERSCHL!
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/OCT160552

Shay:
SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #7 (OF 8)
ONI PRESS INC.
(W/A/CA) Natalie Riess
With a little help from fellow contestant Neptunia, Peony makes it out of Cannibal Coliseum before she gets skewered. But if they don’t get back to the Space Battle Lunchtime studio on the double, both Neptunia and Peony will forfeit their spots in the finale! It’s a race to the finish in this penultimate issue!
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/OCT161718

Daniel L:
ARCLIGHT #3 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brandon Graham (A/CA) Marian Churchland
SERIES RETURN (Formerly 8HOUSE: ARCLIGHT)! Marian Churchland’s beautiful colored artwork tells the story of a knight stuck in an alien body
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/SEP160715

K:
GOLDIE VANCE #8
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Hope Larson (A) Brittney Williams (CA) Kat Leyh
To unravel the mystery of the lady astronaut suddenly appearing on the beach, Goldie must dive deep-to a secret underwater base, that is!
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/OCT161323

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DITKO UNLEASHED HC
IDW PUBLISHING
(A/CA) Steve Ditko
Steve Ditko’s astounding career is presented here from the early 1950s to the present. Examples of his work for Charlton, Warren, Marvel and DC are shown, both as printed pages and scans from Ditko’s beautiful original art!
This is a Museum catalogue that will accompany a massive exhibition of this hugely influential artists work (Ditko co-created Spider-Man and Dr. Strange) in Palma de Mallorca Spain in the Fall of 2016. By the same Eisner Award-nominated team who have created the gold-standard for museum catalogues and exhibits of classic comic artists, previous books in the series include: Woodwork: Wallace Wood 1927-1981, Flesh & Steel: The Art of Russ Heath, and Big John Buscema: Comics & Drawings.
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUN160568

K:
SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL #3 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Cecil Castellucci (A) Marley Zarcone (CA) Becky Cloonan
Trying to settle into her new life as an Earth girl, Shade finds the body she has taken over doesn’t have the same skills as it did when its previous inhabitant was in charge. It’s bad enough that her swim team hates her, but now she can’t perform in the water at all. Can Shade find anyone she can trust to give her guidance before the madness takes over and exposes her as an alien to the entire school?
This issue features a variant cover by Paul Rentler that combines with this month’s other variant covers from DC’S Young Animal to form a single image.
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/OCT160251

D:
UNWORTHY THOR #2 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
The Realm of Old Asgard has vanished, taking with it Odinson’s hope for redemption.
But good tidings from Beta Ray Bill might breathe new life into the quest. For Bill knows the fate of the Realm Eternal.
To win back Odinson’s honor, the brothers in arms must infiltrate the fortress of THE COLLECTOR.
Rated T
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/OCT160874

KATIE’S #1 PICK OF THE WEEK!!!!!
VIOLENT LOVE #2 CVR A SANTOS (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Frank J. Barbiere (A/CA) Victor Santos
Chapter 2: Sex & Money
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/OCT160646

DAN’S #1 PICK OF THE WEEK!?!?!
SUPERMAN #12
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason (A/CA) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza
“SINISTER PURPOSE” part one! Frankenstein has come to Hamilton County, home of Superman, and Hell has come with him. It’s Man of Steel vs. the Monster to save the life of someone in the town with a horrifying secret.
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/OCT160227

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Dec Previews Spotlight
Orders due by Friday Dec 23rd
http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/

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Brain Functions

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Shop Small Dearborn is running through December 14th
Dozens of Dearborn businesses are offering holiday deals.
Get your Shop Small passport, get it stamped at each business, and get a chance to win prizes for each stamp.
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End of the Year Back Issue Clearance sale
Get half off on selected back issues.
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Holiday Open House

Everyone is welcome to attend the EDDDA Holiday Open House! Enjoy food from local restaurants as you visit old friends and meet new ones! We hope you’ll join us on December 14 from 4-7pm!
City Hall Artspace is located at 13615 Michigan Ave at Maple.
Enter in the patio of the City Hall Artspa

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