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AHOY Comics’ Fourth Wave of Releases Has Been Revealed!

Comic book creators Mark Russell and Steve Pugh, Mariah McCourt and Soo Lee, and Tom Peyer and Alan Robinson are launching three all new series for the fourth wave of AHOY comic book magazines. The three series all tackle 21st century fears and anxieties with a heavy dose of humor. The new wave of titles from the Syracuse-based company will launch next spring.  

AHOY Comics’ fourth wave includes three all-new titles:

  • BILLIONAIRE ISLAND, a 6 issue mini-series by acclaimed writer Mark Russell (Second Coming) and artist Steve Pugh (Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass), and colorist Chris Chuckry, with lettering by Rob Steen. Issue 1 features a cover by series artist and co-creator Steve Pugh and a variant cover by bestselling artist Pia Guerra (Y The Last Man). 

Debuting in March 2020.

Welcome to Billionaire Island, where anything goes…if you can afford it. But the island’s ultra-rich inhabitants are about to learn that their ill-gotten gains come at a VERY high price. BILLIONAIRE ISLAND is a savage satire that reunites the creative team behind DC’s The Flintstones

BILLIONAIRE ISLAND tells the story of Freedom Unlimited (FU Island), a private island created and populated by billionaires hoping to wait out the end of the world,” said writer and co-creator Mark Russell. “But because they are in international waters and not subject to any law, their haven is a nightmarish police state for anyone on the island who crosses them. In a broader sense, it’s a series that asks the question: how do we save the world when all its resources are partying offshore?”

BILLIONAIRE ISLAND
  • ASH & THORN, a 5 issue mini-series by bestselling writer Mariah McCourt (True Blood, Stitched), artist Soo Lee (Mine!, Charlie’s Angels vs. the Bionic Woman), and colorist Pippa Bowland, with lettering by Rob Steen and covers by legendary artist Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, Wonder Woman: True Amazon). 

Debuting in April 2020.

The apocalypse is nigh! The world needs a Champion, and the only heir to a sacred mystical lineage is…a little old lady? Meet Lottie Thorn, reluctant savior of the world, and her also-elderly trainer Lady Peruvia Ashlington-Voss. They might not look it, but these women are prepared to take on any Big Bad that comes along. But first, perhaps a nice cup of tea? 

“Everyone knows Chosen Ones are supposed to be young and extremely expendable, but even the Universe makes mistakes sometimes,” explained McCourt. “And sometimes the mistakes are big ones. Like when it taps an 80+ year old retired art teacher to be the Champion who fights the next Apocalypse. Can an octogenarian overcome age and arthritis to save the world from cosmic monsters, world eaters, and gross creepy crawlies?”

ASH & THORN
  • PENULTIMAN, a 5 issue mini-series by writer Tom Peyer (The Wrong Earth), artist Alan Robinson (Planet of the Nerds), and colorist Lee Loughridge, with lettering by Rob Steen and covers by Robinson. 

Debuting in May 2020.

Penultiman is the greatest, best-looking, and most admired superhero in the world. Penultiman is The Next-To-Last-Stage In Human Evolution. So how can he stop hating himself? Only Penultiman’s android understudy, Antepenultiman, knows the answer. Or, at least, he thinks he does!

“Penultiman, The Next-To-Last Stage in Human Evolution, is hailed as the godlike epitome of beauty, power, and compassion in the year 2020,” said Peyer. “In the far-future century he came from, however, his more advanced contemporaries saw him as a brutish evolutionary throwback and exiled him to our era. Paragon or primitive? His one chance for peace is to deny the haters and admirers alike, and discover who he really is–if he only knew how to begin.”

PENULTIMAN

AHOY Comics’ fourth wave also includes 2 trade paperback collections:

  • SECOND COMING: Volume One trade paperback by Mark Russell, artists Richard Pace and Leonard Kirk, and colorist Andy Troy, with lettering by Rob Steen and a cover by Richard Pace. The book will be released timed to Lent and will be on sale in comic shops on February 26th and in bookstores on March 10, 2020.
SECOND COMING: Volume One
  • DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMAN: NIGHT & DAY trade paperback by Tom Peyer, artist Peter Krause, and colorist Andy Troy, with lettering by Rob Steen. The book will be released timed to dragonfly season on the east coast and will be on sale in comic shops on May 27th and in bookstores on June 9th, 2020. 
DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMAN: NIGHT & DAY

Since its debut in September of 2018, AHOY Comics has pledged for readers to “expect more” from its line of comic book magazines and graphic novels with full length comic book stories, accompanied by “extras” including short prose fiction, the occasional recipes, and even a crossword puzzle. 

Preview: WWE: Then. Now. Forever. Vol. 4 SC

WWE: Then. Now. Forever. Vol. 4 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers:  Brent Schoonover, Derek Fridolfs, Bill Hanstock, Arune Singh, Ryan Ferrier, Kevin Panetta, Andrew Stott, Andy Belanger, Lan Pitts, 
Artists: Carlos Magno, Kendall Goode, Brent Schoonover, Hyeonjin Kim, Andy Belanger, Serg Acuña, Rodrigo Lorenzo
Colorists: Wesllei Manoel, Lee Loughridge, Doug Grabark,
Letterers: Jim Campbell, Deron Bennett, Ed Dukeshire, Serge Lapointe
Cover Artist: Felipe Massafera
Price: $16.99

Return to some of the greatest moments in WWE History from across multiple eras of sports entertainment. Featuring such titanic clashes as Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka, Ric Flair’s retirement match against Shawn Michaels, and Undertaker vs. Kane from Wrestlemania 14, this collection is truly a showstopper. 

Collects stories from WWE: Forever #1 and WWE WrestleMania 2019 Special #1.

WWE: Then. Now. Forever. Vol. 4 SC

Review: Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1

Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1

It’s Josie and the Pussycats… in space (said in Space Ghost type way). I wasn’t sure what to expect in the comiXology Original series Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1. Launched as part of comiXology’s horror themed releases this month, I expected some sci-fi weirdness but not like this.

Written by Alex de Campi, the comic kicks off what feels a bit like an Alien-ish adventure. Josie and the Pussycats are on tour and during their travel to their latest gig, something goes wrong. de Campi does an interesting job in using horror tropes to enhance enjoyment. It winks and nods and just has fun with foreshadowing building the issue to its intriguing ending.

Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1 is filled with traditional science fiction and horror tropes. An example is the band talks about what they’re going to do when they’re done with the tour. It’s the well worn “retiring soon” plot which you know means something is going to go wrong. And that’s part of the fun in that I had no idea where things were going until those last few pages. Even with the clear hints, winks, and nods, it still keeps things a bit surprising.

The art by Devaki Neogi helps add to the atmosphere of it all. The style is in more of a traditional Archie style with a bit more of a modern look. Along with colors by Lee Loughridge and lettering by Jack Morelli the art belies the dread that’s oncoming. The last few pages emphasize this by delivering “horror moments” with a style I wouldn’t normally associate with that genre. It’s an interesting combination that creates an experience where there’s a mix of responses between the plot and art.

Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1 isn’t what I expected at all. By the end the comic felt much more of a traditional sci-fi horror story but in the expected Archie style. It’s a combination that’s fun and continues the publisher’s willingness to try new things but remain steadfast in who they are. It also keeps the reader on their toes not knowing what to expect when they see the Archie look they’ve come to know.

Story: Alex de Campi Art: Devaki Neogi
Letterer: Jack Morelli Color: Lee Loughridge
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS IN SPACE #1 (of 5)

Script: Alex de Campi
Art: Devaki Neogi, Lee Loughridge, Jack Morelli
Cover: Devaki Neogi
On sale date: 10/23/19
ComiXology Original

A ComiXology Original! Josie and the Pussycats are the hottest band in outer space! But with fame and fortune comes turmoil as internal conflicts are threatening to tear the group apart. But that’s nothing compared to the alien horrors they’re about to encounter as they find themselves adrift in the vastness of space! Even if the Pussycats manage to stick together as a band, will they be able to survive the horrors that await them in the final frontier?

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS IN SPACE #1 (of 5)

Review: Star Wars: Tie Fighter

Meet Shadow Wing, a crack squad of Tie Fight pilots in this comic miniseries taking place after the battle of Hoth.

The trade collects Star Wars: Tie Fighter #1-5.

Story: Jody Houser
Art: Rogê Antônio, Michael Dowling, Joshua Cassara, Geraldo Borge, Ig Guara, Juan Gedeon
Color: Arif Prianto, Lee Loughridge, Neeraj Menon, Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Dono Sánchez-Almara
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

Get your copy in comic shops now and in bookstores on October 15! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Star Wars: Vader: Dark Visions

Star Wars: Vader: Dark Visions explores the Dark Lord of the Sith from the perspective of other individuals across a galaxy far far away.

Story: Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum
Art: Paolo Villanelli, Brian Level, David Lopez, Javier Pina, Stephen Mooney, Geraldo Borges
Color: Arif Prianto, Jordan Boyd, Muntsa Vicente, Lee Loughridge, Marcio Menyz
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Jughead the Hunger vs. Vampironica #4 (of 5)

JUGHEAD THE HUNGER VS. VAMPIRONICA #4 (OF 5)

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma, Bob Smith, Lee Loughridge, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Matt Herms
Variant Covers: Dan Panosian, Matthew Taylor
On Sale Date: 8/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Jughead and Vampironica now know how to set their respective realities right thanks to a most unexpected guest star—and the solution involves the very haunted history of Riverdale itself! The question is, have they bitten off more than they can chew (pun intended) as the newly arrived hordes of vampires try to end them both?

JUGHEAD THE HUNGER VS. VAMPIRONICA #4 (OF 5)

Sabrina swings into action in this early preview of Jughead: The Hunger vs. Vampironica #4!

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER VS. VAMPIRONICA #4

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma, Bob Smith, Lee Loughridge, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Matt Herms
Variant Covers: Dan Panosian, Matthew Taylor
On Sale Date: 8/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Jughead and Vampironica now know how to set their respective realities right thanks to a most unexpected guest star—and the solution involves the very haunted history of Riverdale itself! The question is, have they bitten off more than they can chew (pun intended) as the newly arrived hordes of vampires try to end them both?

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER VS. VAMPIRONICA #4

Ruby Falls’ River Runs Red Again with Ann Nocenti, Flavia Biondi, and Lee Loughridge

From legendary writer Ann Nocenti, extraordinary new talent Flavia Biondi, and acclaimed colorist Lee Loughridge comes Ruby Falls: a neo-noir tale of love, memory, and murder mysteriously woven through three generations of women, and hinging on their individual, intertwined fights for freedom. Ruby Falls, the new four-issue miniseries, is the latest addition to Karen Berger’s critically acclaimed imprint Berger Books at Dark Horse Comics

Ruby Falls is a sleepy town. But sleep brings nightmares, and 20-something Lana is about to wake up in the middle of her hometown’s biggest secret: the “disappearance” of Betty Gallagher, who was infamous for her progressive ways during the mobster-ruled heyday of this old mining town. The dim details of this cold-case murder are trapped in the mind of Lana’s grandmother Clara, who suffers from dementia. When Clara starts to share these deeply-buried, violent memories with her, Lana is hooked. She becomes obsessed with cracking the case, even if it means snapping the minds of everyone involved, splintering the peaceful town— and putting herself in grave danger. 

Ruby Falls is a new kind of noir—a dazzling and unforgettably modern murder mystery with a feminist edge; a story of risk, adventure, passion and trust… until the Ruby Falls river runs red again. The first issue of Ruby Falls goes on sale October 2, 2019.

Ruby Falls

Review: Six Days is an Incredible True Story of a Lost D-Day Chapter

2019 is the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, D-Day and 75 years later, there’s still amazing true stories to tell about it.

Six Days: The Incredible True Story of D-Day’s Lost Chapter is about one hundred and eighty-two paratroopers who mis-dropped 15 miles away from their target and wound up teaming up with a French village to take on the German army.

Story: Robert Venditti, Kevin Maurer
Art: Andrea Mutti
Color: Lee Loughridge
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores March 14! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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