Mail Call | Clownhunter joins the ‘Joker Wars’

Plus: X of Swords, Star Wars manga, free Scooby comics and more.

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

Marvel is hyping up their next X-Men event with some new promo art for X-Men: X of Swords, which was announced right before the pandemic at C2E2. Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard and Pepe Larraz bring you X-Men: X of Swords: Creation #1 in September.

Jorge Jiménez has drawn covers for two issues of DC’s upcoming “Joker Wars” storyline, for Batman #96 and #97. One features Harley Quinn, while the other features a new character, Clownhunter. Both issues have been resolicited for August.

With the home release of the new animated movie Scoob! this week, DC Comics has released 250 issues of their Scooby-Doo comics for free on digital platforms, including, Comixology, Amazon Kindle and Apple Books. About 100 of those are the Scooby-Doo team-up issues, which feature the Scooby gang meeting everyone from Batman and Superman to the Flintstones, Jonny Quest, Frankenstein Jr. and the Doom Patrol.

Yen Press has announced the acquisition of two Star Wars manga — YStar Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan and Star Wars Rebels. Both will be released this fall.

Humble Bundle and IDW have teamed up to offer digital versions of several Joe Hill projects, including trades or single issues of Locke & Key, Dying is Easy, The Cape and more. If you spend $15, you can own all of Locke & Key, which is a good deal. Proceeds benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc).

Image Comics has revealed three new covers for Savage Dragon #250, a landmark issue for Erik Larsen’s creation. They’re by Walt Simonson, Frank Cho, and Larsen and Ryan Ottley. It will be released in July.

Finally, IDW has announced that they will adapt the sc-fi podcast Voyage to the Stars into comic book form. James Asmus and Connie Daidone will bring the space-faring crew of misfits to the comics page. The first issue of the four-issue miniseries arrives in August.

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