The publisher that promised the readers to “expect more” with its debut comic book magazine lineup in 2018 will be publishing its second wave of Titles coming this spring. When Ahoy launched in 2018 it brought in four new acclaimed titles that were far different from what we see in the industry today, other than stories it offered things like Poetry, Prose Fiction, and cartoons from different Cartoonists and writers. Their Second wave will be available both in Comic Bookstores and Comixology, what it will offer this time will be more stories, poetry, Prose, recipes, and now Crossword Puzzles.
If you aren’t familiar with Ahoy Comics, it is led by Hart Seely, a reporter whose humor and satire has appeared in the New York Times and National Public Radio. Also on Seely’s team is two original editors from DC Comics, Vertigo imprint Tom Peyer and Stuart Moore; followed by Chief Creative Officer Frank Cammuso.
Here is what is sailing in on Ahoy’s Second Wave:
BRONZE AGE BOOGIE by writer Stuart Moore, artist Alberto Ponticelli and colorist Giulia Brusco, with a cover by Ponticelli and Brusco.
April 3, 2019; $3.99
What do you get when you combine all the best-loved comics genres of the 1970s: apes, monsters, Kung Fu, sword-and-sorcery, and cosmic adventure? You get BRONZE AGE BOOGIE, an intense, character-based action-fest with plenty of styles! In this collector’s item first issue, young barbarian princess Brita Constantina finds herself battling a Martian invasion—in 1975 AD and BC! Back-feature: Meet MAJOR URSA, the first bear in space. But will he be a hero or a villain? Plus the usual assortment of AHOY text stories!
PLANET OF THE NERDS by writer Paul Constant, artists Alan Robinson and Randy Elliott, and colorist Felipe Sobreiro with covers by David Nakayama
April 17, 2019; $3.99
Three high school jocks in the 1980s are accidentally frozen by an experimental cryogenics device, only to be revived in the computer-driven, superhero movie-loving world of 2019–an era ruled by nerds! PLUS! A backup series explores the characters’ origins. EXTRA! Prose and pictures by the finest talents in and out of comics.
HASHTAG: DANGER by writer Tom Peyer, artist Chris Giarrusso, and covers by Richard Williams
May 1, 2019; $3.99
Exploding from the pages of High Heaven, three scientific adventurers face strange creatures, lost civilizations, and supernatural threats–when they’re not too busy being complete jerks to each other. PLUS! Follow the depressing misadventures of Snelson, an over-the-hill comedian who peaked in the 90s. EXTRA! Pics, prose, and possibly poems!
Painted cover by Richard Williams (MAD, EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR)
STEEL CAGE One-Shot, featuring stories by writer Mark Waid and artist Lanna Souvanny, writer Tom Peyer and artist Alan Robinson, writer Stuart Moore and artist Peter Gross; and a cover by Elsa Charretier.
June 26, 2019; $3.99
Three dazzling short “pilot” stories from AHOY’s finest – and YOU get to vote on which series continues! In “Noah Zark” by Mark Waid and Lanna Souvanny, an alien boy is kidnapped into an interplanetary zoo—and becomes the protector of the animals. In “True Identity” by Tom Peyer and Alan Robinson, we learn what secret anguish drives the most beloved superhero on Earth! And Stuart Moore and Peter Gross’s “Bright Boy” tells the grim tale of the world’s smartest human—and the havoc he leaves in his wake.
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