January 6, 2022

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This Looks Cool: Ahoy’s Wrong Earth One-Shots Start in 2022

Welcome to a new feature we're trying out here at Panel Patter, "This Looks Cool!" It's a chance for us to highlight an upcoming series we think Panel Patter readers might be interested in checking out and putting on their advanced pull lists. 
 
Cover A by Jamal Igle

Sometimes it feels like I’m living on the wrong earth. Things just keep getting weirder and weirder. And not the good weird that cool kids equate uniqueness to. No, not that kind of weird. I’m talking the “weird” that causes comics like Tynion’s Department of Truth to be uncomfortably relevant. That kind of weird. The kind that make me honestly ask myself when we will get the IRL Daredevil doing bloody acrobatic vigilante acts in a major U.S. city. That kind of weird.

Breathe.
Need a moment? So do I. Wrong Earth from Ahoy Comics is ibuprofen for the soul and we will soon start getting one-shot stories from within the multiverse written by some of the biggest and best names in comics. (While we’re here I should be blunt, anything-Ahoy is ibuprofen for the soul but that’s beside the point). 

Take a moment for yourself and indulge in the wildly hilarious world that Peyer and Igle put together as you feast your sights and senses on Gail Simone’s hand at these characters. It’s malt shops and roller skates when Dragonfly winds up in a world full of ..teenagers.

With the brilliant charade that has become the Wrong Earth saga, it comes as surprise to no one that having guest writers do these one-and-done stories to expand the already hilarious Dragonfly stories is only going to strengthen it’s footing in the comic satire history books. (Holy semantics and syntax Dragonflyman, that was a long-winded sentence!)

WRONG EARTH: TRAPPED ON TEEN PLANET #1

FOC 1/30/2022
Est Ship 3/2/2022


“Words will be written, words will be deleted, and nothing will ever be the same,” said AHOY Comics Editor-in-Chief and THE WRONG EARTH co-creator Tom Peyer. “This is Crisis on Infinite Earths, minus the line-wide consequences that made it interesting. This is Secret Wars without toys. This is the kind of epic, superheroic storytelling that publishers and CFOs love, where the tail of wealth-enhancing variant covers wags the dog of art.”

The first issue to hit stores, THE WRONG EARTH: TRAPPED ON TEEN PLANET #1, finds grim-and-gritty vigilante Dragonfly whisked to an Earth of teenagers, malt shops, love triangles, and nonstop jokes. Will they win him over—or will his violent methods infect their world? The issue is illustrated by Bill Morrison (The Simpsons), Walter Geovani (Red Sonja/ Tarzan), and Rob Lean (Smallville: Alien), with colors by Andy Troy, and lettering by Rob Steen. THE WRONG EARTH: TRAPPED ON TEEN PLANET #1 will feature variant covers by both Gene Ha (Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons) and Dan Parent (Veronica). The issue marks the AHOY Comics debut of legendary writer Gail Simone.

THE WRONG EARTH world-shattering special event continues in subsequent months with:

THE WRONG EARTH: FAME & FORTUNE #1 from writer Mark Russell, artist Michael Montenat, colorist Andy Troy, and letterer Rob Steen. On sale in April,

THE WRONG EARTH: PURPLE #1 from writer Stuart Moore, artist Fred Harper, and letterer Rob Steen. On sale in May.

THE WRONG EARTH: CONFIDENCE MEN #1 by writer Mark Waid, artist Leonard Kirk, and letterer Rob Steen. On sale in June.

THE WRONG EARTH: MEAT #1 from writer Tom Peyer, artist Greg Scott, and letterer Rob Steen, on sale in July.

Read these stories before someone thinks they can rewrite them better and smarter only to ruin them after writing the screenplay these books will be inspiration for. Read these stories and I promise you ..you WILL be coming back for more.

Cover B by Dan Parent

Cover C by Gene Ha