Mail Call | DC announces more ‘Tales from the Dark Universe’

A round-up of news from DC, Drawn & Quarterly, Image and more.

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

DC has announced two more one-shots for its Tales from the Dark Multiverse line: one that re-imagines Batman: Hush and one that puts a new twist on the already twisted-up Flashpoint.

Tales from the Dark Multiverse are a series of What If?-style one-shots, which put “a twisted and terrifying spin” on previous stories. Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Dexter Soy are tackling Hush, while Bryan Hitch goes solo on Flashpoint. Here’s some additional preview art:

Both one-shots come out in November.

Drawn & Quarterly is holding a fundraiser until Aug. 14 for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition’s Amendment for Fines and Fees Fund. When you purchase Eisner winners Hot Comb or Making Comics through the Drawn & Quarterly website, all proceeds go to the FRRC’s initiative.

Ice Cream Man #20 by W. Maxwell Prince and Martín Morazzo is getting a second printing, and Image Comics has revealed the Dr. Seuss-inspired cover that will accompany it.

BOOM! Studios has posted a new trailer for We Only Find Them When They’re Dead, their new sci-fi series coming from Al Ewing, Simone Di Meo and Mariasara Miotti. The first issue comes out in September.

Mantic Games and Dark Horse Comics plan to release a Hellboy roleplaying game that will allow you to play as a B.P.R.D. agent. Back in 2018, Mantic Games crowdfunded Hellboy: The Board Game, and they plan to launch a Kickstarter for the RPG later this summer. Visit the pre-launch page to be notified when the campaign goes live.

DC will host Fandome: A Global Experience on Aug. 22, “the ultimate 24-hour experience for the world’s greatest fans.” The virtual event will include “special programming, panels and content reveals from a wide variety of films, TV series and games.” You can see the teaser trailer above, check out the FAQs for more information and view the guest list.

In his latest email newsletter, Chris Samnee gives an update on Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters, a new series he has coming out from Oni Press:

A quick update on Jonna and The Unpossible Monsters, the series I’m writing (with Laura) and drawing at Oni Press. It’s looking like Jonna will be delayed until early next year because of COVID-19. We are still hard at work on this book – I just finished inking issue 5 and Laura and I just finished writing issue 6. Much more info to come as we get closer to the release date!

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