Come September there will be a new challenger on the publishing scene: Ahoy Comics. The company will include former DC Entertainment writer and editor Tom Peyer as Editor-In-Chief, award-winning reporter Hart Seeley as Publisher, former Vertigo editor Stuart Moore in charge of operations, and writer/artist Frank Cammuso as Chief Creative Officer.
"We are primarily publishing comic books, and they will have a lot of emphasis on the front story and the running characters and stuff," explained AHOY Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer. "But we're going to fill the package out with back-up comic stories, short text stories, prose, poetry, whatever fits and whatever is fun and whatever is good reading."
Most of the company's titles will be over 40 pages, but at a price point of $3.99. The publisher has announced four titles so far.
THE WRONG EARTH 6 Issue mini-series by Tom Peyer and Jamal Igle
AHOY Comics launches with 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. On one world, Dragonflyman and his sidekick Stinger enjoy a life of adventure. On another Earth, the Dragonfly hunts criminal parasites like a lethal exterminator. But what happens when these two heroes change places?
"I just want you to know that I've loved Tom Peyer's genius brain for thirty years and THE WRONG EARTH is just pure, undiluted Tom Peyer as it exists in its most natural form. If you love superheroes, you NEED this. If you HATE superheroes, this will change your mind."―Mark Millar
"I knew this was going to be good when I saw Peyer and Igle on the credits, but now I really want to see how it all plays out."―Jeff Parker
"THE WRONG EARTH is far more than a one-note gag–Tom and Jamal have made a surprisingly deep exploration and commentary on where this medium has been, how it got to where it is, and where it can go."―Mark Waid
On sale on September 12, 2018, THE WRONG EARTH debut issue is a full color, 40 page comic book magazine retailing for $3.99, with 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 Shannon Wheeler
EDGAR ALLAN POE'S SNIFTER OF TERROR 6 issue Mature Readers mini series
EDGAR ALLAN POE mangles classic tales and brand new stories in this cross between Drunk History and Tales from the Crypt! First, meet AHOY's own alcohol-damaged version of Poe in The Facts in The Case of M. Valdemar, adapted by Tom Peyer (Batman '66) and drawn by Fred Harper. Then: Sugary cereal meets vampirism in Dark Chocolate, by writer Mark Russell (The Flintstones) and artist Peter Snejbjerg (Starman).
On sale, October 31, 2018, EDGAR ALLAN POE'S SNIFTER OF TERROR's debut issue is a full color, 40 page comic book magazine retailing for $3.99, with extras including:
- Hunt Emerson's take on The Black Cat
- Unsettling verse by Cienna Madrid illustrated by Carly Wright
Chronic malcontent David Weathers dies and goes to Heaven—where everything is terrible, and everybody hates a complainer. HIGH HEAVEN is a savage satire by writer Tom Peyer (Hourman, Batman '66) with art by Greg Scott (Black Hood, X-Files), colored by Andy Troy.
"Delivered with that Tom Peyer panache and his sneaky habit of undercutting reader expectations at every turn. And gorgeous art by Greg Scott, giving it all personality and (seedy) visuals. I'm hooked."―Kurt Busiek
"HIGH HEAVEN has a great premise. I loved it and can't wait to see where it goes next. Also: the Hashtag: Danger back-up was a riot. Chris Giarrusso is just the best!"―John Layman
"As gorgeous as it is absurd."―Alisa Kwitney
On sale, September 26, 2018, HIGH HEAVEN's debut issue is a full color, 40 page comic book magazine retailing for $3.99, with a cover by Mad Magazine's Richard Williams and extras including:
- A HASHTAG: DANGER backup story by Peyer, with art by Chris Giarrusso (G-Man, Mini-Marvels)
- A cartoon by Shannon Wheeler
- An all-new prose story by comics legend Grant Morrison: FESTIVE FUNTIMES AT THE NEW WORLD'S FAIR, illustrated by acclaimed artist Rick Geary
CAPTAIN GINGER 4 issue mini series by Stuart Moore and June Brigman
When the human race died out, the cats inherited the Earth! Or at least one starship. Now the intrepid Captain Ginger struggles to keep his fellow felines united against a hostile universe. Thirty-five pages of comic adventure—with a bite—by writer Stuart Moore (Deadpool the Duck, Batman: Noir Alley) artist June Brigman (Power Pack), inker Roy Richardson and colorist Veronica Gandini.
"The best books usually transport me into a world with which I am largely unfamiliar and reveal its mysteries to me, whether it's the mean streets of a great urban metroplex, a small village lying somewhere on a distant steppe in central Asia, or a starship full of individualist cats trying to keep it together long enough to survive...these may very well be the characters that June was born to draw and Stuart was born to write!" ― Walter Simonson
"This is a great start to a great book by Stuart and June. The Captain and his misbegotten cat crew can count me along for the long haul!" ― Peter Gross
"This comic book is INSANE, in the best possible way when one describes something as "insane"! I can't say I got too excited when I first heard the concept, "Cats in Space", but Stuart Moore and June Brigman have got it goin' on! CAPTAIN GINGER rocks! It's solid sci-fi adventure, beautifully illustrated and electric with wonderful diverse characters, who are CATS (?!)! This "puppy" smells like a sleeper hit (but that could just be the space kitty litter)!" ― Mike Allred
On sale, October 17, 2018, CAPTAIN GINGER's debut issue is a full color, 48 page comic book magazine retailing for $3.99, with extras including:
- An all-new text story by comics legend Grant Morrison: THE ELECTRIC SKY BEAR THAT INSPIRED BEN FRANKLIN, illustrated by Phil Hester
- A cartoon by Shannon Wheeler