Mail Call | Mark Waid named publisher of Humanoids

Plus: ‘Snake Eyes: Deadgame,’ ‘Dead Body Road,’ ‘Adventureman!’ and more.

Mail Call is a roundup of the announcements we received from publishers in our mailboxes recently. Hit the links for more information.

Congratulations to Mark Waid, who has been promoted to publisher of Humanoids. Waid has served as Director of Creative Development for the publisher since 2018, and in his new role, will be responsible for “overseeing editorial, sales and marketing; expanding Humanoids’ relationships within the creative community; and deepening its ties to retailers and librarians.”

In addition to Waid’s new role, Humanoids also revealed several upcoming projects from their 2020 slate, including their Free Comic Book Day release, which will feature a new Incal story by Waid and artist Stéphane Roux; two 40th anniversary trade paperback editions of The Incal; a trade paperback edition of Barbarella by Jean-Claude Forest and Kelly Sue DeConnick; and The Seven Lives of Alejandro Jodorowsky, a coffee table book compiled and curated by Vincent Bernière and Nicolas Tellop.

in Other News

Skybound has announced a follow-up to the 2014 miniseries Dead Body Road, by original writer Justin Jordan, new series artist Benjamin Tiesma, colorist Mat Lopes and letterer Pat Brosseau. Subtitled “Bad Blood,” Jordan says the new miniseries is a “story about revenge, but this time from the point of view of the person trying to stop someone else from getting it.”

IDW Publishing shared a preview of the first issue of the upcoming Snake Eyes: Deadgame miniseries by Rob Liefeld.

Avery Hill Publishing has released a trailer for Zebedee and the Valentines, a tale of a punk band that deals with the devil, set in the 1980s British pub scene. The book will be out in June 2020.

BOOM! Studios posted a preview of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #6, including this lovely cover image.

Ahead of its April 29 release, Image Comics has released a preview of Adventureman #1, by Matt Fraction, Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson. The 64-page first issue will only set you back $3.99.

Drawn and Quarterly will publish Mirion Malle’s The League of Super Feminists in September. “Issues of consent, intersectionality, privilege, inclusivity, body image, and gender identity are demystified in the form of a witty, down-to-earth dialogue,” the publisher’s description reads. “Malle’s insightful and humorous comics effectively transport lofty concepts from the ivory tower to the eternally safer space of open discussion.”

Enjoy this variant cover Sanford Green did for the upcoming Bitter Root #6, featuring a tribute to the Miyazaki film, My Neighbor Totoro. The variant cover version will be available through Power Comics.

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