Up-and-coming publisher (and BCP favourite) AHOY Comics have announced that their graphic novel releases will now also be distributed in bookstores by Simon & Schuster as of this month, opening up their distinctive brand of irreverent storytelling to a far wider audience.
Speaking about the announcement, AHOY Publisher Hart Seely said “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.”
As part of they announcement, they also revealed their upcoming fall release schedule, which will include graphic novel releases of several BCP favourites like Happy Hour and The Wrong Earth: Night and Day. The full schedule can be found below:
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 Blood continues 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.