Mail Call | Fantagraphics 40% off sale, Batman, Pearl Jam and more

Rounding up news from IDW, DC, Image and more.

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

Fantagraphics is holding a 40% off clearance sale on their website right now, which ends this Saturday. There’s a lot of good stuff to choose from, including volumes of the Mome anthology, Dungeon Quest, some Michael Kupperman books, Roger Langridge’s Fred the Clown and more.

DC Comics shows off Jorge Jiménez’s variant covers for upcoming issues of Batman, featuring old favorites and some new faces who will appear in the “Joker Wars” storyline.

IDW Publishing will “Do the Evolution” as they release a 200-page hardcover that tells you everything you’d ever want to know about the video for Pearl Jam’s “Do the Evolution,” which was directed by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and Batman: The Animated Series animator Kevin Altieri.

Middlewest #18, due out in July, wraps up the Eisner-nominated series, and Image Comics has revealed a special “virgin” cover by the book’s writer, Skottie Young.

Superman #25, which is scheduled for September, is an extra-sized anniversary issue that will introduce a new villain for the Man of Steel. “I can’t wait for fans to check out this issue,” said writer Brian Michael Bendis in the press release. “Ivan Reis returns for this issue and this is some of his best work I’ve seen yet. Along with that, we’re introducing a new surprise or two and a new threat, Synamar.”

Image Comics will bring the Angoulême Award-winning Gunning for Ramirez by Nicolas Petrimaux to America. The graphic novel arrives in stores this September.

Jimmie Robinson’s Bomb Queen makes her return in August, as she tries to thwart President Donald Trump’s attempt to become president for life. It’s fiction — hopefully.

DC announced three more one-shots that tie into their upcoming Death Metal event: Dark Nights: Death Metal: Trinity Crisis, Dark Nights: Death Metal: Speed Metal and Dark Nights: Death Metal: Multiverse’s End.

Image Comics tells us that Oblivion Song #25 will be an oversized issue featuring covers by a myriad of artists, including J. Scott Campbell (above). The issue by Robert Kirkman, Lorenzo De Felici and Annalisa Leoni will kick off a new storyline and will include a back-up story drawn by Leoni.

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