Mail Call is a roundup of the announcements we received from publishers in our mailboxes recently. Hit the links for more information.
The latest issue of the Quarantine Comix guest series features Al Ewing and PJ Holden, telling a short story that’s a “riff on Animal Crossing and Wicker Man.” Proceeds for this latest issue will go to the Equal Justice Initiative and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Visit the Quarantine Comix website for more information.
AHOY Comics has announced that the second Captain Ginger miniseries, which had two issues published before Diamond Comic Distributors went into lockdown and comics stopped arriving at shops, will finish up as a digital-only series. Issue #3 will arrive next Wednesday. Each digital issue will also include a “bonus” comic, like Dragonfly & Dragonflyman #1 with issue #3.
“Readers can look forward to more space-cat drama, including a massive starship crash, a small tragedy, and Captain Ginger’s stranded crew will finally make first contact with the mysterious, intelligent dogs—who MAY or may NOT play poker in their spare time,” said co-creator and writer Stuart Moore.
In addition to the Captain Ginger news, AHOY also announced the return of two comics that were delayed due to the coronavirus issues. Ash & Thorn #1 will arrive June 24, while Billionaire Island #2 will arrive July 1.
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has posted a guide to “making mini-comics fro activism and self-care.”
Every CBLDF supporter knows that comics are a great medium for expressing what matters. While so many Americans are making their voices heard in demonstrations around the United States, there are also many children and teens feeling a need to express their beliefs or share their experiences who aren’t in a position where it’s safe to leave their home. Thankfully, they can still make their voices heard by exercising their creativity, and mini-comics are a great way to do that!
The guide covers the basics on the language of comics, the logistics and deciding what you want to say. It’s aimed at children and teens, but don’t let that stop you from making your own comics, too.
Finally, AHOY Comics has declared that “June 16 will henceforth be known as Dragonflyman Day,” to celebrate the release of the Dragonfly & Dragonflyman trade paperback.
“The idea of dedicating an annual day to a fictional masked crimefighter is so unprecedented, so unheard-of, that it takes all of AHOY Comics’ courage to even suggest it,” said Tom Peyer, author of the book and AHOY Editor-in-Chief. “Yet suggest it we must, for it’s about time we honored something as important as a comic book hero, maybe with a flyover, or people going out to their balconies to applaud.”