AHOY COMICS, the comic company responsible for such titles as THE WRONG EARTH, the sci-fi spoof CAPTAIN GINGER, and HASHTAG: DANGER is back with Wave 5, scheduled to hit stands this fall and winter.
The Syracuse-based independent publisher that pledged for readers to “expect more” from its line of comic book magazines and graphic novels, with the return of some old favorites and some that are new. The jam-packed line-up builds on AHOY’s tendency to tackle serious topics with their signature off-kilter humor.
In a press release from the publisher, editor-in-chief Tom Peyer promised:
“Police brutality! Science denial! The unshakeable feeling that we’ve slipped into a parallel world where up is down, right is wrong, and Dragonflyman is Dragonfly! These are the big, heady topics preoccupying people across the globe right now—so, of course, we felt it our duty to try to make a buck off them. If billionaires can get richer while civilization collapses, so can we!”
AHOY Comics Publisher Hart Seely added to the editor-in-chief’s comments saying.
“All we wanted was to be funny, but we keep accidentally speaking to the deeper issues plaguing society. Should we be less funny? Or should society be less full of plagues? You decide.”
- Author(s): Tom Peyer
- Artist(s): Alan Robinson
- Cover Artist(s): Alan Robinson, Jamal Igle
Back from the future—again! Penultiman, The Next-To-Last-Stage In Human Evolution, is the greatest, best-looking, and most admired super-hero in the world! So how can he stop hating himself? His android understudy, Antepenultiman, thinks he knows the answer! Created by Tom Peyer (THE WRONG EARTH) and Alan Robinson (PLANET OF THE NERDS). Featuring a variant cover by Jamal Igle (THE WRONG EARTH, Black).
Ship date: October 7, 2020, Resolicited from the Plague Times – all previous orders have been canceled.
EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF BLOOD #1
- Authors: Paul Cornell, Dean Motter
- Artists: Russ Braun, Dean Motter
- Cover Artist: Jill Thompson
The SNIFTER OF TERROR returns with an all-star snark-fest under a bloody new title! Paul Cornell (Doctor Who) and Russell Braun (The Boys) reimagine Poe’s “Black Cat”––as a dog! In “Atlas Shrugged” (no relation), Mr. X creator Dean Motter settles science vs. religion once and for all! Plus: prose, pix, and a cover by Scary Godmother’s Jill Thompson!
Ship Date: October 21, 2020
HAPPY HOUR #1
- Author: Peter Milligan
- Artist: Michael Montenat
- Cover Artist: Michael Montenat
In future America, being happy isn’t just a right—it’s the law. While the Joy Police brutally enforce the cheery code, two young people go on the run, searching for a haven of melancholy where they can safely bask in the blues.
Ship date: November 4, 2020
SECOND COMING: ONLY BEGOTTEN SON #1
- Author: Mark Russell
- Artists: Richard Pace, Leonard Kirk
- Cover artist: Richard Pace
The savior and the superhero return for a new round of shared adventures––but first, we turn back time to witness the interplanetary origin of Sunstar!
Warning: portrays science denial, mass extinction, and real estate sales!
Ship date: December 16, 2020
THE WRONG EARTH: NIGHT & DAY #1
- Author(s): Tom Peyer
- Artist(s): Jamal Igle, Juan Castro
- Cover Artist(s): Jamal Igle
The stars of THE WRONG EARTH and DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMAN return! Racing to prevent identical catastrophes that threaten the separate earths they inhabit, gritty Dragonfly and his campy doppelganger Dragonflyman follow the clues to a third earth, where they at last come face-to-face!
Ship date: January 6, 2021
Stuart Moore, who is in charge of Ops at the publisher, said,
“At AHOY, we’ve either been lucky or smart lately, but both BILLIONAIRE ISLAND and ASH & THORN hit at just the right time. HAPPY HOUR and PENULTIMAN are just as well suited to this moment in time. Who can’t relate to being locked up in a place where you have to pretend to be happy all the time? Or feeling like you’re a secret fraud, even when you have super-evolved mental powers?” As a reminder, PENULTIMAN #0, the very first installment in the PENULTIMAN saga from STEEL CAGE, is still available for free from Comixology.
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