Arriving in comic shops on Wednesday (9/12) from Ahoy Comics, The Wrong Earth is the story of Dragonflyman and his sidekick Stinger on two different Earths. One Earth is a hopeful, optimistic place. The other… perhaps “grim ‘n’ gritty” would be an appropriate phrase for this satire of super heroes, the first issue of which also includes a prose story from Grant Morrison.
Official PR follows and then a preview:
Ahead of this week’s publication of their first comic book magazine, AHOY Comics is releasing preview pages of their eagerly anticipated series THE WRONG EARTH and announcing plans for two major industry conventions. Throughout the summer, the startup publisher has been teasing its debut titles and promising fans to “expect more” from its comic book magazine format, which will feature traditional, full length comic book stories accompanied by extra material, including prose fiction, poetry, cartoon gags and traditional comic book back up stories. On Wednesday, September 12, readers will finally be able to read THE WRONG EARTH and soon fans can meet the AHOY crew “in the inevitably disappointing flesh” at both Baltimore Comic Con and New York Comic Con.
THE WRONG EARTH presents a biting superhero satire written by Tom Peyer (Captain Kid, Hourman), penciled by Jamal Igle (Black, Supergirl), inked by Juan Castro (Transformers),and colored by Andy Troy. The full color, 40 page comic book magazine retailers for $3.99, and features extras including:
A prose story by comics legend Grant Morrison: ‘HUD’ HORNET’S HOLIDAY IN HELL, illustrated by best-selling artist Rob Steen
A mock “Golden Age” Stinger solo story, by Paul Constant and Frank Cammuso
A cartoon by New York Times bestselling cartoonist Shannon Wheeler
“This is a tale of two very different earths,” said THE WRONG EARTH artist Jamal Igle. “Earth-Alpha is defined by a palpable sense of hope. That earth’s heroes–Dragonflyman and Stinger–are inherently good and the bad guys are more nuisances than dangerous. Meanwhile, everyone is out for themselves on Earth-Omega. Maybe Dragonflyman can make his city great again, but I wouldn’t bet on it. And who knows what even happened to his sidekick…”
“THE WRONG EARTH is first and foremost, a story by people who love comics for people who love comics,” said AHOY Comics Editor-in-Chief and series writer Tom Peyer. “I’d say that after you read it, you’ll believe a man can fly but neither Dragonflyman nor Dragonfly actually fly. Also, our lawyer advises I don’t use that tagline.”
Fans who want more information about AHOY Comics will be able to meet the company’s founders at two upcoming comic book conventions:
AHOY Comics will exhibit at Baltimore Comic Con (Booth #: 2107)
Friday, September 28th to Sunday September 30th.
Panel: Saturday 4-5PM ET
AHOY Comics launches in Sept/Oct with an impressive list of creators, a sharp sense of humor, and some unexpected extras: prose fiction, poetry and satire! Now meet the AHOY crew in the *shudder* flesh! Writer/editors Tom Peyer and Stuart Moore join artists Jamal Igle, June Brigman, and Roy Richardson, plus designer/letterer Todd Klein and cartoonist Frank Cammuso. Preview the twisted afterlife of HIGH HEAVEN, the space-cats of CAPTAIN GINGER, the jumbled heroes of THE WRONG EARTH, and Baltimore’s own EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR!
AHOY Comics will attend New York Comic Con
Thursday,October 4th to Sunday October 6th.
Panel: Saturday, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM, Room 1A21
AHOY Comics launches in Sept/Oct with an impressive list of creators, a sharp sense of humor, and some unexpected extras: prose fiction, poetry and satire! Now meet the AHOY crew in the inevitably disappointing flesh! Writer/editors Tom Peyer and Stuart Moore join publisher Hart Seely, writer Peter Milligan, and artists Jamal Igle and Greg Scott to preview the twisted afterlife of HIGH HEAVEN, the space-cats of CAPTAIN GINGER, the jumbled heroes of THE WRONG EARTH, and more! Will there be special guests and giveaways? Show up to find out!
“Stop me if you’ve heard this one,” said AHOY Comics Publisher Hart Seely, an award-winning reporter whose humor and satire has appeared in The New York Times and on National Public Radio. “It is the best of times to launch a comic book magazine company, it is the worst of times to launch a comic book magazine company. Some people think it’s foolish to launch this publishing initiative in 2018, but we think there’s never been a better time to tell stories.There are 32 contributors to AHOY comic book magazines in October and 37 contributors in November. And we’re just getting started.”
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.