AHOY Comics The Latest To Be Distributed To Bookstores By Simon & Schuster

by Olly MacNamee

Simon & Schuster strikes again, with another new distribution deal into bookstores. This time, as you’ve seen from the headline, it’s with AHOY Comics and starts this month.

AHOY Comics Publisher Hart Seely was in an upbeat mood about the deal:

“We’re pleased as punch to be partnering with Simon & Schuster with a deal that will allow us to expand our distribution in such a significant way. We can’t wait to foist our stable of oddball titles onto the unsuspecting masses and introduce a whole new audience of folks to Dragonfly and Dragonflyman, Jesus and Sunstar, and the staggeringly drunken Edgar Allan Poe.”

And not to be left out, Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer also chipped in:

As our president has said, there’s finally light at the end of the tunnel,” said Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer. “I’m of course referring to the blindingly bright light cast by our stellar line of fall titles, which I know the entire nation is anticipating with bated (and masked) breath.”

Along with this news, AHOY Comics announced the line of books that will get into bookstores later this summer and early autumn:

  • HAPPY HOUR: August 25, 2021 (Bookstores: September 7, 2021)

(W) Peter Milligan, (A) Michael Montenat

“In future America, being happy isn’t just a right—it’s the law. While the Joy Police brutally enforce the cheery code, two young people go on the run, searching for a haven of melancholy where they can safely bask in the blues. A timely tale by superstar writer Peter Milligan (X-Statix, The Prisoner) and artist Michael Montenat (Dominion, Hellraiser Annual).”

  • THE WRONG EARTH: NIGHT AND DAY: September 8, 2021 (Bookstores: September 21, 2021)

(W) Tom Peyer, (A) Jamal Igle / Juan Castro

“The vengeance-dealing Dragonfly sticks it to the man! The acrobatic sleuth Dragonflyman assists the police! These alternate-earth versions of the same masked crimefighter meet face-to-face for the first time in this new series by the original creators of the smash-hit The Wrong Earth! Will their impossible encounter result in a team-up…  or an all-out war?”

  • EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF BLOOD: September 22, 2021 (Bookstores: October 5, 2021)

(W) Paul Cornell, Dean Motter, (A) Russ Braun

“Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Bloodcontinues to cheaply exploit the great Edgar Allan Poe’s reputation! The collection combines 6 issues worth of anthologies including a take on how the 1% would fare in “Masque of the Red Death” by Tom Peyer and Alan Robinson, Sherlock Holmes’s investigation of murders from two Poe stories by Paul Cornell (Doctor Who) and Greg Scott, a update on the “Tell-Tale Heart” and more. Oh, and did we mention the new Cereal Monsters story from Mark Russell and Peter Snejberg?”

  • SECOND COMING: ONLY BEGOTTEN SON: November 3, 2021 (Bookstores: November 16, 2021)

(W) Mark Russell, (A) Richard Pace, Leonard Kirk

“The long-awaited second volume of the book ComicsBeat called “the world’s most dangerous comic book and the most lovely.” As superhero Sunstar anticipates becoming a father, he agonizes over how—and if—he can use his powers to make a better world for his child. And as Jesus Christ loses his bedroom to a nursery, he struggles to find a new place in a society that distorts and exploits his message for profit.”


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