The world needed more G’nort. But maybe not this much.
I was a little surprised and very ashamed when I started this post and noticed we didn’t have a G’nort tag yet. “How is such a thing possible?” I asked myself, but then again, maybe the universe’s favorite Green Lantern just hasn’t had a high-profile role in recent years.
But that will change in August when DC releases the G’nort’s Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, which both raises G’nort’s profile and brings back a fun and somewhat cheesy idea that Marvel published back in the 1990s. The Marvel Swimsuit Special would showcase Marvel characters in various tropical locales — like Wakanda, Madripoor and the Blue Area of the Moon (transformed by the Inhumans into a tropical paradise) — in their swimwear. They were light on story and heavy on the cheesecake. But they were a lot of fun.
And now, we have G’nort bringing them back, for the Distinguished Competition.
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.
Greg Capullo, Scott Snyder, J. Scott Campbell and more help celebrate the milestone.
Todd McFarlane’s Spawn will reach its 300th issue in August, and the creator has gone all out for the big occasion.
“I created Spawn back when I was a teenager hoping to someday break into the comic book industry,” McFarlane said in a press release. “Now, over 40 years later, not only was I able to have a career drawing and writing comics, but Spawn has been by my side for most of that journey. Even more exciting, Spawn is becoming the longest running creator-owned comic in the world!”