The second wave of AHOY Comics is well underway, and the publisher has arguably their most high-profile release out this week with the debut of Mark Russell and Richard Pace‘s Second Coming. The former Vertigo series is sure to draw in readers new to AHOY, and ahead of that influx of attention AHOY has revealed their third wave of titles, slated to debut later this year. This new wave features follow-ups and prequels for three of AHOY’s four initial series.
First up, the space-faring feline adventure series Captain Ginger returns with a second season. The full creative team of Stuart Moore, artists June Brigman and Roy Richardson, and colorist Veronica Gandini are back as the titular captain and his courageous crew of cats go in search of other survivors from Earth:
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!
Next, Dragonfly & Dragonflyman presents tales of the two superheroes set before their world-swapping adventure in wave 1’s The Wrong Earth. Series creator Tom Peyer is joined by Irredeemable and Insufferable artist Peter Krause and colorist Andy Troy for the prequel series featuring parallel stories set on Earths Alpha and Omega:
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!
The first six-issue The Wrong Earth series ended with the reveal of a third, as-yet-unseen Earth — will there be any hint of that world in Dragonfly & Dragonflyman?
And finally, the anthology series Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror returns with new tales to terrify and befuddle readers. The initial six-issue run of EAPSOT included updated, twisted versions of classic Poe stories, as well as gothic reimaginings of cereal cartoon mascots, among other macabre musings, and was all-around an absolute delight to read. The collected edition of EAPSOT volume 1 is due this October, with volume 2 launching the same month.
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.
Somewhat conspicuously absent from wave 3 is High Heaven, the only series from wave 1 not to return. With Second Coming out this week, perhaps AHOY didn’t want to potentially muddy the waters with another Heaven-set series. Or perhaps they’re preparing for a Crisis on Infinite Heavens-type crossover between the two. My money’s on Tom Peyer and Greg Scott‘s High Heaven version personally, but it’d be a good fight for sure.
The third wave of AHOY Comics books begins this October with both Captain Ginger Season 2 and the second volume of Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror, while Dragonfly & Dragonflyman launches in November.