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.
After the picks of the week, keep listening for a wrap up report of Small Business Saturday / Local Comic Shop Day.
And find out details on the upcoming Geek Girl Brunch on Sunday Dec. 13
REPLICA #1 (MR)
(W) Paul Jenkins (A/CA) Andy Clarke
Trevor Churchill is a human detective on The Transfer, a 50 mile diameter structure in the center of the known universe. Nobody knows who created it, but a million species use it to gain power and authority.
Det. Churchill is surrounded by idiots who make his job near impossible. And after an epic failure of Keystone Cop like nature Churchill thinks that he’s found a solution.
Elements of Blade Runner and Transmetropolitan make this story interesting and fun. And the art keeps my eyeballs glued to the page.
SHERIFF OF BABYLON #1 (OF 8) (MR)
(W) Tom King (A) Mitch Gerads (CA) John Paul Leon
Baghdad, 2003. Florida Police officer-turned-military contractor, Chris Henry is tasked with training a new Iraqi police force. When one of his trainees ends up dead, Chris is forced to team up with Nassir, the last remaining cop in Baghdad.
THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON is a new eight-issue miniseries pulled from GRAYSON cowriter Tom King’s real-life experience as a CIA operations officer and is illustrated by Mitch Gerads, cocreator of The Activity.
ALL AGES PICK OF THE WEEK:
(W) Robert P. Thompson (A/CA) Nick Bradshaw
All ages friendly adventures of your favorite wall crawler from his younger years. Featuring your favorite supporting characters like Aunt May, Gwen Stacy and Flash Thompson and villainous acts from the White Rabbit, Doc Ock and a cameo from nobody’s favorite Norman Osbourne.
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Ron Garney
INK BRICK #1
(A) John Hankiewicz & Various (CA) Paul K. Tunis
What is comics poetry? A new generation of cartoonists is answering just that, and pushing comics’ expressive potential in the process. Ink Brick is a biannual journal showcasing the best of the hybrid form, and this debut issue features full-color work from eight creators.
THEYRE NOT LIKE US #10 (MR)
(W) Eric Stephenson (A/CA) Simon Gane
CHAPTER 10: THIS IS WHAT SHE’S LIKE
PAPER GIRLS #3
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chang
The ongoing mystery series from BRIAN K. VAUGHAN & CLIFF CHIANG
VIOLENZIA & OTHER DEADLY AMUSEMENTS GN
(W/A/CA) Richard Sala
Violenzia is a blast of pulpy fun, told in scenes of audacious action and splashes of rich watercolors. With elements of golden age comics and old movies mixed with Sala’s trademark humor and sense of the absurd, Violenzia is a bloody enigma masked as eye candy, a puzzle box riddled with bullet holes from comics’ master of the macabre.
WE CAN NEVER GO HOME #5 (OF 5) (MR)
BLACK MASK COMICS
(W) Patrick Kindlon, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Josh Hood (CA) Michael Walsh
All roads end.
D4VE2 #4 (OF 4)
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Valentin Ramon
IS THIS THE END OF 34RTH? When D4VE follows the humans back in time before the robot uprising, he is faced with the ultimate dilemma…one that will change history forever. The shocking conclusion to the anticipated second arc!
HOWARD THE DUCK #2
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Veronica Fish, Danillo Beyruth (CA) Joe Quinones
Plus, a new Gwenpool story!
DARK CORRIDOR #5 (MR)
(W/A/CA) Rich Tommaso
Pete catches up with Mia’s mystery girl. Also, Rosemary’s revenge.