Congratulations to the success story that is AHOY Comics, who have just announced three new titles that will be rolled out next Spring and Summer. We have the covers and the plot overviews, so let’s dive in shall we?
First up we have Billionaire’s Island, from Mark Russell, Steve Pugh (the gang that brought you The Flintstones reunite, at last!), colorist Chris Chuckry, with lettering by Rob Steen, and coming 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.
Second up, coming in April, is Ash & Thorn by writer Mariah McCourt, artist Soo Lee, and colorist Pippa Bowland, with lettering, again, by Rob Steen.
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?
Finally, we have Penultiman, coming in May, by writer Tom Peyer artist Alan Robinson, colorist Lee Loughridge, and, you guessed it, lettering by Rob Steen.
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!
To sum the whole third wave up, is Publisher Hart Seely, who had this to add to the official announcement:
For his follow up to Second Coming, Mark Russell is collaborating with Steve Pugh for the scandalous tale of FU Island. Mariah McCourt and Soo Lee are gazing into the abyss of the apocalypse and the reality of old age. And (Tom Peyer) and Alan Robinson will have readers everywhere asking, who watches Penultiman? The comics are funny, but it’s a dark humor.
Dark humoured? Well, it certainly seems to be a theme of many of AHOY Comics’ books thus far, and it seems to be a winning formula. It certainly is in my house, anyway. So, I say, keep it up guys. You keep pitching ’em, and I’ll keep hitting ’em.