(July 9, 2019) AHOY Comics—the start-up publisher that pledged for readers to “expect more” from its line of comic book magazines and graphic novels—is announcing its third wave of titles, featuring more literary parodies of Edgar Allan Poe, the return of a fan favorite superhero satire, and the latest installment of an intergalactic space epic featuring cats and dogs. The announcement was made ahead of AHOY’s highly anticipated July 10th publication of the controversial, satirical SECOND COMING comic book series by New York Times bestselling writer Mark Russell and acclaimed artists Richard Pace and Leonard Kirk, featuring covers by Amanda Conner. Ahead of the release of the series’ debut issue, the publisher is releasing preview pages from the highly anticipated series.
AHOY Comics’ third wave of titles include: EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR Season Two By Various, featuring covers by Richard Williams Debuting in October, 2019. Once upon a midnight dreary, AHOY Comics assembled acclaimed comic book creators to mangle Edgar Allan Poe’s classic gothic tales and create brand new stories in the tradition of Tales from the Crypt and Drunk History. Just in time for Halloween, EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR Season Two kicks off with writer/artist Dean Motter and inker Alex Ogle’s ultimate Poe mash-up —“The Tell-Tale Black Cask of Usher”—in which the drink-addled writer falls prey to his own horrific imagination. Upcoming issues will include a new spooky, sugary cereal story by Mark Russell and artist Peter Snejbjerg as well as stories by Alisa Kwitney, Paul Constant, Carol Lay, Linda Medley, and Greg Scott. Each and every issue of EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR features Hunt Emerson’s slapstick “Poe and the Black Cat” backup story as well as a cover by legendary Mad Magazine artist Richard Williams. AHOY will publish the EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR Volume One trade paperback in comic shops on October 2nd and in bookstores on October 15th. EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR Season Two debuts on October 9th. “SNIFTER OF TERROR is the EC Comics-meets-Mad Magazine book you'll want to read.”—PC MAG “What do you get when you mix Edgar Allan Poe, syphilis, breakfast cereal, and a barnacle? Sounds like a joke with a terrible punchline, but in this case, the result is splendid. EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR provides the world with all of that and so much more.”—FANBASE PRESS DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMANBy writer Tom Peyer, artist Peter Krause, and colorist Andy Troy Debuting in November, 2019. Springing from the pages of the breakout hit THE WRONG EARTH by writer Tom Peyer and artists Jamal Igle and Juan Castro, comes DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMAN by Peyer, artist Peter Krause and colorist Andy Troy. This stand-alone prequel to THE WRONG EARTH features the adventures of everyone’s favorite new superheroes—when they were on the right earths. On Earth-Alpha, the cheery caped campaigner Dragonflyman must foil the diabolical schemes of the criminal Devil-Man. Meanwhile, on Earth-Omega, gritty vigilante The Dragonfly battles the dangerous psychopath known as the Devil-Man. Will our heroes be tempted into wrongdoing by their respective versions of their dastardly foe? Tune in this November! Praise for THE WRONG EARTH: “Contains more entertainment than most contemporary comics and serves to remind readers of what they were always intended to be: fun.”—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “Wildly entertaining"—13TH DIMENSION CAPTAIN GINGER Season Two By writer Stuart Moore, artists June Brigman and Roy Richardson, and colorist Veronica Gandini Debuting in January, 2020. Cats running a starship? At AHOY, that's only the beginning! In CAPTAIN GINGER Season Two, Ginger and his crew must decide whether to make contact with the other survivors of Earth—unaware that they're all scampering into a deadly cosmic trap. Writer Stuart Moore, legendary POWER PACK comic book artist June Brigman, Roy Richardson and colorist Veronica Gandini reunite for CAPTAIN GINGER Season Two, in which cats come face-to-face with the creatures formerly known as man’s best friend. Meow meow RUFF RUFF! “A crazy fun concept.” ―GRAPHIC POLICY “This is a book that fans of science fiction will enjoy, but which cat-lovers will adore. With its plethora of adorable kittens and interesting cat characters, alongside a strong story and incredible world-building, CAPTAIN GINGER is a treat to read.”—WOMEN WRITE ABOUT COMICS AHOY Comics is led by Publisher Hart Seely, an award-winning reporter whose humor and satire has appeared in The New York Times and on National Public Radio; editor-in-chief Tom Peyer, a veteran of DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint; Stuart Moore, who handles something called "Ops"; and Chief Creative Officer Frank Cammuso. The company is currently hosting a STEEL CAGE competition, which allows fans to vote for their favorite “pilot” story featured in the STEEL CAGE one-shot anthology. The outcome of the fan voting will determine what comic book series is published. Voting is live now at the AHOY Comics website: https://comicsahoy.com/vote. The voting period ends the Friday before San Diego Comic Con International and the winner will be officially announced during San Diego Comic Con International, where AHOY Comics will host two panels: Thursday, 7/18/19 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m., AHOY COMICS Conversation with Mark Russell, From his radical revamp of The Flintstones to the acclaimed Snagglepuss to his own controversial SECOND COMING, Mark Russell brings a unique blend of wit and intelligence to every project he tackles. AHOY Comics’ Stuart Moore hosts a one-on-one conversation about this important voice in the comics field and SECOND COMING. Room: 32AB Friday, 7/19/19 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m., AHOY Comics: Expect More, AHOY Comics has burst on the scene with acclaimed creators, smart satires, and a commitment to publishing fun and eclectic storytelling. Join writers Mark Russell, Mark Waid, Tyrone Finch, Mariah McCourt, and Stuart Moore for this can’t-miss panel discussion. Why did AHOY Comics decided to publish SECOND COMING, the controversial comic in which Jesus Christ resumes His Holy Mission? Which comic will emerge victorious from the STEEL CAGE competition? Will AHOY publish more time travel comics like BRONZE AGE BOOGIE and PLANET OF THE NERDS in the future? Do you have to be 21 years or older to read EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR? The answers will astound you! Room: 24ABC “The third wave of AHOY Comic Magazines sees the return of some fan favorite faces,” said Hart Seely. “And what’s exciting to me, as both a reader and the Publisher, is that each of these stories takes these characters to unexpected places. What happens when cats meet dogs in the far reaches of outer space? Is there something evil about being a superhero? Readers who wanted more of these stories can dive right in, but they also work as stand alone stories that provide a jumping-on point for readers who have only recently discovered AHOY.” For more updates on AHOY Comics, visit them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For additional information and interview requests, contact: David Hyde Superfan Promotions LLC 917-803-6684; firstname.lastname@example.org About AHOY Comics AHOYComics debuted in the fall of 2018 with the bold promise for readers to expect more from its line of comic book magazines, featuring comic book stories, poetry, prose fiction, and cartoons. The independent, Syracuse-based company is the brainchild of Publisher Hart Seely, an award-winning reporter whose humor and satire has appeared in The New York Times and on National Public Radio. AHOY’s Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer is committed to publishing comics with a (dark) sense of humor with titles like the superhero parody THE WRONG EARTH, the religious satire HIGH HEAVEN, the sci fi spoof CAPTAIN GINGER, the time travel tales PLANET OF THE NERDS and BRONZE AGE BOOGIE, HASHTAG: DANGER and the anthology series EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR. This summer, the company will publish the highly anticipated SECOND COMING, the satirical comic book series by Mark Russell and Richard Pace in which Jesus Christ resumes His Holy Mission.