Launched in the fall, Ahoy Comics wants to shake up the comics publishing industry with a different kind of publication—namely, a comic book magazine that features a full-length main story, followed by supplementary material that includes prose and even poetry.
“I’ve come to believe you can speak truth through the fundamental telling of stories,” said founder, publisher, and journalist, Hart Seely, “and that’s what Ahoy is going to do. I believe we can take the best of literature and the best of comics, put them in a blender, and come up with something new, exciting and—most of all—true.”
Boasting top names in the industry, including Annie Nocenti, Jamal Igle, and Grant Morrison, Ahoy also promises contribution from the indie comics world, as well as humor magazines. Among their titles is Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror. Featuring covers by Richard Williams of MAD Magazine fame, Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror gives readers an inebriated Poe introducing twists on classic Victorian horror stories. The first two issues are available now.
In the third issue, to be released on December 25, writers Nocenti, Paul Constant, and Hunt Emerson alongside artists Fred Harper, Russ Braun, and Emerson give us a collection of stories to amuse, terrorize, and delight, including a Werner Herzog-like filmmaker who has made more than one questionable life decisions. Get a first look at the story in this exclusive preview.
“Poe investigates the peculiar goings-on at an asylum for shrieking lunatics in ‘Tarr Feather!’ PLUS! A hideous living monster manifests in ‘The Sphinx!’ AND! Still another violent Black Cat caper! EXTRA! More prose and illustrations by the most wretched and unfortunate minds of today!”