Preview: Howard Chaykin’s ‘Hey Kids! Comics!’ Returns To Image Comics This May

by Olly MacNamee

One part showman, and another part veteran of the comic book industry, Howard Chaykin returns for a new story arc of Hey Kids! Comics! this May titled ‘Prophets & Loss’.

A mix of fact and fiction Hey Kids! Comics! is a six-issue series sequel that allows Chaykin, “The opportunity to laud and thank the men and women who created the world that has given me a lifetime of pleasure and frustration in equal measure is a gift to this lifelong comics man.”

Here’s what to expect from this sequel:

“Digging deeper into the sometimes-sordid, sometimes-seedy, always-entertaining lives of the men and women who built a multi-billion-dollar industry almost by accident, ‘Prophets & Loss’ traces a path through the creation of many of comics’ greatest franchises, from companies that dared to push the boundaries of least-common-denominator kid stuff — usually at their peril — to those happy just to ride the waves others took the time to create. Along the way there’s exploitation, Blaxploitation, custom toilet paper, death at the dinner table and plenty more as fans turn pro and pros turn bitter.”

Hey Kids! Comics! Vol. 2: Prophets & Loss #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 5th from Image Comics.

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