Of all of AHOY Comics’s first wave of releases, my favorite by far was The Wrong Earth. The series by Tom Peyer, Jamal Igle, Juan Castro, Andy Troy, and Rob Steen followed Earth-Alpha’s Dragonflyman and Earth-Omega’s Dragonfly after they accidentally swap Earths with each other. Now Peyer, Troy, and Steen are back, joined by artist Peter Krause, with a prequel to that series, Dragonfly & Dragonflyman, which follows parallel storylines for the titular heroes and their sidekicks, Stinger, across their home Earths. Igle also returns to provide covers for the series.
If the Adam West and Christian Bale versions of Batman switched places, that’d be The Wrong Earth, which expertly blends humor and drama for an insightful look at the two worlds through the lens of their respective heroes and villains. Dragonfly & Dragonflyman follows the two heroes as they track their world’s versions of Devil-Man, a villain capable of corrupting people’s souls.
Dragonfly & Dragonflyman headlined AHOY’s first ever Free Comic Book Day offering this past May, and featured the two heroes taking on very different iterations of the same villain, Tommygunner. The series is the second of AHOY’s third wave of books to release, with Season 2 of Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror having launched a few weeks ago. As with all AHOY titles, Dragonfly & Dragonflyman will feature additional material, including short prose and illustrations. The first issue of the series includes work by Matt Brady, Joe Orsak, Tyrone Finch, Shawn Crystal, and Kek-W.
Check out a preview of the first four pages of the issue, as well as the full release from AHOY on the series debut, below. Dragonfly & Dragonflyman #1 goes on sale digitally and in comic shops on Wednesday, November 6th.
(November 4, 2019) From the pages of the breakout hit comic book magazine THE WRONG EARTH by writer Tom Peyer and artists Jamal Igle and Juan Castro, comes DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMAN by Peyer, artist Peter Krause, colorist Andy Troy and letterer Rob Steen. On gritty Earth-Omega, Dragonfly prowls the darkness for his evil prey; on sun-splashed Earth-Alpha, Dragonflyman protects the status quo. DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMAN will be available at finer comic book stores everywhere on November 6, 2019.
“These are the stories of two identical heroes, different as night and day,” said Tom Peyer, AHOY Comics’ Editor-in-Chief. “On sunny Earth-Alpha, upstanding millionaire Richard Fame dons the disguise of Dragonflyman to wage a campaign that’s wholesomely anti-crime and pro-authority. The version of Richard Fame born on shadowy Earth-Omega is secretly The Dragonfly, an ultra-violent vigilante who operates beyond the reach of corrupt police.”
This prequel to THE WRONG EARTH follows gritty vigilante Dragonfly and his innocent, campy counterpart Dragonflyman–before they became trapped on each other’s earths! Can two versions of the satanic Devil Man corrupt both of their souls?
Like all AHOY Comics Book Magazines, DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMAN’s debut issue will feature an assortment of extras, including:
“Not Required Reading: The K-T Boundary” by writer Matt Brady and illustrator Joe Orsak;
“Franklin Vs. the Minotaur” by writer Tyrone Finch and illustrator Shawn Crystal;
“British Sports Explained” by writer KEK-W and illustrator Joe Orsak.
Since its launch in May of 2018, AHOY Comics has been shaking up the publishing industry with a bold new format: comic book magazines. The startup 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; two original editors of DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, Tom Peyer and Stuart Moore; and Chief Creative Officer Frank Cammuso.
Here’s what readers are saying about THE WRONG EARTH:
“If you love superheroes, you NEED this. If you HATE superheroes, this will change your mind.” ― Mark Millar
“This series contains more entertainment than most contemporary comics and serves to remind readers of what they were always intended to be: fun.” — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“Fun take on the classic and modern superhero.” — GRAPHIC POLICY
“Delightful.” ― CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
“Makes good on the original promise of AHOY Comics to deliver more, and more diverse content for your buck.” — COMICON
“There’s so much right about THE WRONG EARTH.” ― GEEK DAD
“Wildly entertaining” — 13TH DIMENSION
“Peyer and Igle knock this one out of the park.” — AiPT COMICS
“Exciting…a fun parody of the floppy costume heroes of the Golden Age of Comic heroes and the gritty reboot era comics of the 2000’s” — EVERYTHING ACTION
“Interesting.” — io9, This Week’s Best New Comics
“Entertaining and compelling.” — IMPULSE GAMER
“I haven’t felt this excited about a new series in a long time.” — READING WITH A FLIGHT RING
“Laugh-out loud funny.” ― WORLD COMIC REVIEW
“A fun and funny mash of silver age goofiness and grim & gritty superheroics. Such a fun idea and well done.” — John Layman