If you’re a casual comic book reader, there are more barriers than there should be in enjoying the medium.
For the established publishers – like Marvel and DC – the continuity and sheer number of titles make it hard to know where to jump in and feel confident that you’ll get the story they are trying to tell. For the mass of other publishers, titles are not familiar and it’s even harder to know if you’ll like the book because you don’t even know the characters.
If that describes how you’re feeling when thinking about heading to the local comic shop – or looking for comics online – there’s a new(ish) publisher on the block whose books you simply have got to try out.
Ahoy Comics has a whole slate of books that are perfect for casual fans – you don’t need to know decades of continuity or to be reading on a weekly basis to enjoy the incredible wit and amazing art in their titles. We’ve talked about a couple of their books in the past, but in our latest podcast, we’re shining a spotlight on our favorite publisher to recommend to comics readers. And I promise you – no money changed hands here – as much as I wish it had – their comics are just that dang good.
Ahoy Comics has been putting out an amazing slate of books since 2018. We first encountered them with “Captain Ginger: Dogworld” in early 2020, and we’ve been hooked ever since.
In our latest podcast, we’ve got in-depth reviews of:
The Wrong Earth: Night and Day #1
My Bad #1
Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Death #1
Plus, there’s way too much discussion about Hostess Fruit Pies and other snacks – all here for you on this episode of the Casual Comics Cast. Available below, or wherever you listen to podcasts these days.
This week on the Casual Comics Cast, Columbus Ohio’s #1, best-selling, and hottest podcast about comics and beer for casual comics fans:
There’s a quiz on the LEAST attractive comic characters.
In comics reviews, we have:
“Wolverine” #1, from Marvel Comics.
“Bang!” #1, from Dark Horse Comics
“Captain Ginger: Season Two” #1, from Ahoy Comics!
Plus, more Ahoy Comics with “Edgar Alan Poe’s Snifter of Terror: Season 2” #5
Comic Book Theater Presents: “NOT the Buttocks of General Smith”
And in beer reviews, it’s “Blockbuster Night”, from Platform Beer Company.
So, settle in with your favorite beverage and enjoy the show!
Here’s the latest Casual Comics Cast. I promise you, the audio gets better about 5 minutes in (timestamp 5:13 to be precise).
On this podcast, we discuss :
- How Michael is doing with Dry January
- Pat and Michael’s extreme abuse of Joe’s physical comics
- Which comic character – if any – has cats in his/her mouth
Plus, some actual comic reviews:
- Warrior Nun: Dora #2 from Avatar Press (Pat’s verdict – 8 out of 10)
- Detective Comics #1000 from DC Comics (Michael’s verdict – 5/10)
- Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter or Terror: Season 2 #4 from Ahoy! Comics (Joe gives it 9/10)
And there are beer reviews, as well.
Join us, won’t you?