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The Wrong Earth #2 Has Sold Out and Gets a Reprint

The Wrong Earth #2 has sold out at Diamond Comic Distributors and going back to press. That’s impressive for just the third release from a startup publisher. AHOY Comics has been receiving praise in reviews and that’s resulting in sales.

This second print features a different-colored logo and is timed to coincide with the release of issue #3.

Monday 10/29 is the cutoff for stores to place their orders. The Diamond ordering code is AUG189232.
Wednesday 11/21 is the In-store date for the second printing.

The saga of two world-swapped heroes continues as, on gritty Earth-Omega, the cheerful Dragonflyman faces off against corrupt, violent police. Meanwhile, the naïve authorities of colorful Earth-Alpha enrage the grim Dragonfly. EXTRA FEATURE! Dragonflyman and Stinger confront the dastardly menace called NIMBY! Plus a text story by Kek-W, illustrated by Carol Lay!

Review: The Wrong Earth #2

The saga of two world-swapped heroes continues! On gritty Earth-Omega, the cheerful Dragonflyman faces off against corrupt, violent police. Meanwhile, the naïve authorities of colorful Earth-Alpha enrage the grim Dragonfly.

I gushed over The Wrong Earth #1, the debut comic from AHOY Comics and the second issue is just as good diving deeper into its exciting world. The Wrong Earth #2 is both a spoof and homage of comics, a brilliant balancing act that’s impressive and I’d imagine hard to do. Writer Tom Peyer nails the mix as we bounce between the two worlds and two different heroes.

It’s hard to really praise the writing in this series. What’s pulled off is utterly brilliant. While the concept of taking a modern “grim and gritty” hero and placing them in an innocent world and vice versa might sound simple, being able to get the tones of it all right isn’t. Each interaction you have characters whose tone and vibes are opposite. You have situations and characters that clash. Yet, this flows perfectly.

Peyer also is able to balance both lovingly playing with and poking fun at the concept. You can spoof it and just go over the top making fun of comics past and present. You can play it for straight and put forward what you think is the best of both eras. But this series in its two issues does both. Characters will remind you of other comics and the beats do too. It takes that seriously playing up a loving kiss to it all. But, it does it in such an over the top way at times it’s hard to not see it as an entertaining goof too.

The art by Jamal Igle with ink by Juan Castro, color by Andy Troy, and lettering by Rob Steen is on point. Igle and the team perfectly nail the styles of the two eras. It would be expected for a series to employ two artistic teams to pull off what Igle, Castro, and Troy do, but the trio pull off the amazing by bouncing between the eras in a way that each character continues their innocent or gritty in the opposite world. What’s more impressive is nothing seems completely out of place, it still works visually. The details too in the art add to the story allowing the reader to understand more about each hero and how they differ.

All of that alone would merit a 10 out of 10 across the board, but with AHOY you should expect more!

In this issue’s back-up comic story, Dragonflyman and Stinger confront the dastardly menace called NIMBY! Writer Paul Constant, artist Tom Feister, and letterer Rob Steen deliver a second comic featuring the heroes and it has the fun innocence playing off of comics of the time. Of course there’s winks and nods and it’s just a fun bonus to read.

And that’s not all… it’s an AHOY comic, we’re getting more.

The comic features prose writing and instructions to microwave a meal featuring the writing of Kek-W, Bryce Ingman, and Mark Russell, and art by Carol Lay, Alan Robinson, and Joe Orsak. It’s all solid and honestly seeing as how I loved this comic for the main story, this is all bonus and it’s entertaining bonus material. The comic for me is the draw and the rest is extras that only add to the value of it all.

The first issue was fantastic, the second is just as amazing. AHOY Comics launched and told us to expect more from comics and in two issues they have me doing exactly that. This comic would be worth the price for the main story alone but then there’s a second comic, plus prose stories, and it’s all good. This is seriously some of your best value for your money when it comes to comics and this publisher is at another level.

Story: Tom Peyer, Paul Constant Kek-W, Bryce Ingman, Mark Russell
Art: Jamal Igle, Tom Feister, Carol Lay, Alan Robinson
Ink: Juan Castro Color: Andy Troy Letterer: Rob Steen
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

AHOY Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train #4

Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train #4

Story: Bob Gale, John Barber
Script: John Barber
Art: Megan Levens
Color: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover A: Megan Levens, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover B: Philip Murphy
Incentive Cover: Alan Robinson, Charlie Kirchoff
Letterer: Shawn Lee
Editor: Denton J. Tipton
Editorial Assistant: Chase Marotz

Doc and the Brown family venture ever deeper into the 1939 World’s Fair as a case of mistaken identity puts Jules and Verne in the crosshairs of German spies!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #6

Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #6

Bob Gale, Derek Fridolfs (w) • Alan Robinson (a & c)

Biff Goes To Hell” Welcome to Hell Valley! Looking to expand his empire, Biff’s greatest threat to the planet is finally revealed. It’s going to take the combined might of the McFlys to put a stop to Biff’s apocalyptic vision. And if they fail… there won’t be future to go back to.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #5

Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #5

Bob Gale, Derek Fridolfs (w) • Alan Robinson (a & c)

It’s the 1980s, and as Biff proceeds to remake the Hill Valley town square in his image, his personal conflicts with Lorraine McFly and her kids are reaching the boiling point. Meanwhile, the reclusive Emmett Brown is forced into action, revealing to a few trustworthy citizens a secret invention that has the power to stop Biff: a time machine!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #4

Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #4

Bob Gale, Derek Fridolfs (w) • Alan Robinson (a & c)

“Biff Goes To Washington” — Absolute power corrupts absolutely… and when you’re Biff Tannen, that’s exactly what you want! If money is the root of all evil, then Biff makes like a tree to get his way by any means necessary, leaving the Hill Valley Civic Committee in dire straits — but in their darkest hour, an offer for help comes from an unexpected source.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #3

Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #3

Bob Gale, Derek Fridolfs (w) • Alan Robinson (a & c)

Biff Goes To Town” They say you can never go home again, but no one told that to Biff Tannen. With a growing fortune and his eyes set on Hill Valley, Biff returns to claim the city and grow it in his toxic image with the creation of BIFFCO ENTERPRISES. As a result, the Hill Valley Civic Committee is formed to stop Biff by any means necessary. But will tragedy dissolve them before they get their chance?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #2

Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #2 (of 6)

Bob Gale, Derek Fridolfs (w) • Alan Robinson (a & c)

“Biff Goes To Hollywood.” When you’re a famous young man with a bulging wallet and healthy libido, what do you do? You go to Hollywood, of course, and you chase beautiful women, hang out with movie stars… and maybe even buy a studio to produce your life story! But when you’re Biff Tannen, you can be certain things are going to get… messy.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #1 (of 6)

Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #1 (of 6)

Bob Gale, Derek Fridolfs (w) • Alan Robinson (a & c)

When Old Biff Tannen travels to the past to give his younger self the Grays Sports Almanac, he opens a lethal Pandora’s Box that drastically changes the course of history. In the BTTF movies, Doc and Marty save the day — but what happens in Biff Tannen’s dystopia before they do? Find out in BIFF TO THE FUTURE, the alternate life story of Biff Tannen detailing his diabolical rise to power, his dangerous relationship with the McFly family and Doc Brown, and his ultimate demise. The apocalypse has got nothing on the kinds of trouble a Tannen can make! Written by BTTF co-creator Bob Gale with Derek Fridolfs (Batman) and illustrated by Alan Robinson (BTTF: Citizen Brown).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Back to the Future: Citizen Brown #5 (of 5)

Back to the Future: Citizen Brown #5 (of 5)

Bob Gale, Erik Burnham (w) • Alan Robinson (a & c)

GREAT SCOTT! With Doc and Marty opposing each other, it could be Hill Valley itself that pays the ultimate price, disappearing into the time-stream forever! Doc and Marty will need all the luck they can get before they’re OUTATIME… in this, the climactic conclusion to CITIZEN BROWN!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

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