Plus: News on the Witcher’s next comic series, White Widow, ‘Coda’ returns, Ram V and Filipe Andrade reunite, ‘Killer Queens’ is back, and more.
Slugfest is a roundup of cool announcements about projects coming to a shelf near you. Hit the links for more information.
Marvel has been teasing Mary Jane Watson’s new power set, most notably in the recent Mary Jane & Black Cat miniseries, but the longtime supporting character will put on a costume and go full superhero in Amazing Spider-Man #31.
The oversized issue will not only feature a story by the regular creative team of Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr., but also will include a story by Celeste Bronfman and Alba Glez that features Mary Jane suiting up to become Jackpot.
Here’s a look at her costume, designed by Humberto Ramos:
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The co-creator of ‘Ice Cream Man’ kicks off a new anthology series about the end of things.
W. Maxwell Prince has proven himself a master of the one-issue story, between the anthology series Ice Cream Man and Haha. Prince will continue this “one-shot formula” in July with the launch of Swan Songs, which will tell one-issue stories about endings.
The series will be published by Image Comics.
Martin Simmonds, artist of The Department of Truth, will join Prince for the first issue. The series will naturally start with the end of the world. Caspar Wijngaard will draw the second issue, which the artist says is about the end of a marriage. Filipe Andrade will also draw a future issue.
“It’s a shame that everything has to end,” said Prince. “But dem’s the rules.”
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Pornsak Pichetshote and Jeff Stokely bring Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine back for new adventures.
One of the many beloved concepts to come out of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman were the Dead Boy Detectives, Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine, who debuted in Sandman #25 and won over our cold, dead hearts with their cold, dead bodies.
Now they’re coming back for a new series, The Sandman Universe: Dead Boy Detectives by writer Pornsak Pichetshote (The Good Asian, Infidel) and artist Jeff Stokely (The Ludocrats).
“The genius of Sandman is how seamlessly it fits different genres, histories, and folklores together, something that definitely inspired Jeff and I for Dead Boy Detectives,” said Pichetshote. “As a Thai-American, I grew up around all this wonderful Thai folklore that’s never made it to American pop culture, so by introducing some of my favorite Neil Gaiman characters to the truly terrifying and bizarre world of Thai ghosts, we will give horror and Sandman fans something new.”
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Plus: news from Image, AdHouse, Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios 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.
Z2 Comics has announced another music-related collaboration, this time with the pop-punk band All Time Low. In June, the publisher will release a graphic novel inspired by the 2017 album Last Young Renegade.
“When we wrote our album ‘Last Young Renegade’ we imagined an entire world separate of our own, almost a “what if” version of All Time Low, both with our musical sound and with the visual narrative we put together around it” says All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth. “Creating ‘Young Renegades’ the graphic novel allows us to tell more stories in the universe we imagined and delve deeper into the mythos and thematic ideas that were at play when we were celebrating that era. ‘Young Renegades’ is another branch, another thread and another look into the LYR continuity through an incredible medium we’ve never collaborated in before. Working with the story-tellers and artists on this project has been an incredible new undertaking and we can’t wait for everyone to enjoy it with us.”
Young Renegades will be written by Tres Dean and Robert Wilson IV, with art by Megan Huang.
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A round-up of news from DC, Marvel, Image and more.
Fresh from saving the Earth from being destroyed by the sun in Empyre, the Fantastic Four will get a much-needed vacation in a one-shot by new Iron Man scribe Christopher Cantwell and artist Filipe Andrade. It’s titled Fantastic Four: Road Trip, and it features family fun, a station wagon … and a Reed Richards experiment gone wrong.
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Marvel revives its line of specials that detail the final stories of characters like Miles Morales, Deadpool and Captain America.
It’s been quite awhile since Marvel released one of their The End specials, where they tell a What If? style story about the end of a character’s career, but that all changes next year. Marvel announced at the New York Comic Con this weekend plans for five new one-shots that will see several characters reach the end of the line.
Get ready to be depressed with the “final” stories for:
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