A round-up of news and announcements from Marvel, DC, Top Shelf, Z2 Comics, AfterShock and more.
Mail Call is a roundup of the announcements we’ve received from comics publishers in our mailboxes recently that we haven’t already covered. Hit the links for more information.
Marvel will pay tribute to the 80th anniversary of Captain America next year with a special project involving John Cassaday, Alex Ross, Marguerite Sauvage, David Lapham, Declan Shalvey and many more. Captain America Tribute #1, coming from Marvel in March, will feature a bunch of current artists redrawing both Captain America Comics #1 and Avengers #4, with each page by a different artist.
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First issue will feature stories about Batman and his entourage by Chip Zdarsky, Eddy Barrows, Stephanie Phillips and more.
DC has announced a new, monthly anthology title focused on Batman and all his Gotham City friends.
The first six issues will include a story by Chip Zdarsky and Eddy Barrows, featuring a team-up between Batman and the Red Hood.
“… this has been a ton of fun to work on,” Zdarsky said in his email newsletter. “I’m not going to lie, growing up on the comics, TV shows and movies, it was like Batman raised me. Like he was a father to me and I was simply another one of his Robins, trained to fight in daddy’s war.”
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The new series spins out of ‘King in Black’ and ‘Thor,’ with Mike Spicer providing colors.
Beta Ray Bill will jump into the spotlight once again, courtesy of Wonder Woman: Dead Earth creator Daniel Warren Johnson. Johnson will write and draw a new limited series starring the worthy Korbinite, which spins out of recent events in both Thor and King in Black.
Colorist Mike Spicer joins Johnson on the title, which naturally will feature Fin Fang Foom.
“Beta Ray Bill is literally my favorite Marvel character, so it’s a dream come true, and there are images in this book I’ve been wanting to illustrate for years. It’s even more exciting that I get to write this series in the context of the current Thor universe,” Johnson said. “There’s a lot to unpack with Beta Ray and I can’t wait to share my story with you all.”
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Originally announced for last July, the new title starring Cindy Moon is by Novelist Maurene Goo and artist Takeshi Miyazawa.
Marvel’s delayed Silk title by novelist Maurene Goo and artist Takeshi Miyazawa, which was originally scheduled for last July, will make its way into comic shops in March.
The title as originally announced at this year’s C2E2, back when we still had comics conventions.
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Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru will reteam for a miniseries featuring Asgard’s favorite brothers.
Writer Mariko Tamaki will team up with art team Gurihiru for a new miniseries featuring Loki and Thor doing what they do best — getting into, and getting out of, respectively, trouble.
“Gurihiru are awesome. This comic is so deeply adorable it’s RIDICULOUS,” Tamaki told Marvel.com. “Very excited to get to write some more adventures with Marvel characters, ESPECIALLY Thor and Loki.”
From the cover art alone, it looks pretty fun:
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‘Orphan and the Five Beasts’ kicks off in March.
Orc Stain and Sobek creator James Stokoe has a new “kung-fu epic” arriving next year from Dark Horse Comics, titled Orphan and the Five Beasts. The four-issue miniseries features Orphan Mo, who uses her kung fu to find and kill five former disciples of her master who broke bad.
“If there’s one consistent thing more than any other that’s been an influence on my work throughout the years, it has to be the incredible worlds and adventure stories found in classic Hong Kong action films,” Stokoe said. “With Orphan and the Five Beasts, I’m looking to bring that love forward in a new fantasy comic that pays homage to the great films that have given me so much joy in life, while hopefully bringing something unique to the shelves.”
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