Highball is a brand new comedian guide sequence a few drunk area pilot trying to save lots of the galaxy, one pint at a time, written by Stuart Moore, drawn by Fred Harper, colored by Lee Loughridge, and letterered Rob Steen. from Ahoy Comics, launching in September 2022. Hey, it isn’t that unbelievable, Russian cosmonauts are particularly recognized to have smuggled alcohol on orbiting stations by carrying bottles in hollowed-out books and by crash weight-reduction plan to cut back their very own body weight to sneak containers of cognac inside their fits undetected. One cosmonaut hid a bottle within the wristband of a tool used for measuring blood strain. Alcohol is banned from area as a result of ethanol can harm expertise, even merchandise which may comprise alcohol, like mouthwash, hand sanitizer and fragrance, are banned however inspectors repeatedly discovered caches of booze aboard Russian area stations and NASA astronauts as soon as joined their cosmonauts at a cognac get together aboard the area station Mir. Even American astronauts, within the early days, had been capable of smuggle brandy on board, and Buzz Aldrin . The comedian guide seems very a lot in that vein. ..
(DATE) Meet Highball, ace pilot of the Earth House Corp. He is the perfect shot within the galaxy, aside from one massive downside: he can solely hit the goal when he is lifeless drunk.
That is HIGHBALL, AHOY Comics’ newest hilarious sequence a few sozzled area pilot trying to save lots of the galaxy one pint at a time, by author Stuart Moore (Captain Ginger), Fred Harper (Snelson: Comedy is Dying), colorist Lee Loughridge, and letterer Rob Steen! The primary subject of the absurd galactic sequence hits shops this fall with a foremost cowl by Harper and a variant cowl by David Rubin (Cosmic Detective).
“I used to be out having a number of beers with an AHOY Comics colleague when a humorous factor occurred,” mentioned Moore. “The extra my pal needed to drink, the higher he obtained at throwing darts. It was uncanny! And at that booze-soaked second, the thought for HIGHBALL was born.”
Moore and Harper lately collaborated on the critically acclaimed one-shot THE WRONG EARTH: PURPLE for AHOY Comics. HIGHBALL marks the primary time the 2 creators have labored collectively on a creator-owned sequence.
Within the far future, Earth’s most interesting pilot, call-sign HIGHBALL, finds himself caught between two alien races: the conceited, cerebral Mentok and the fierce, birdlike Q’okay’q’rr’kkk. In his one-man Byter ship, Highball should defuse an alien bomb and survive towards a vicious enemy. However Highball has a lethal weak point: He can solely hit the goal when he is stone drunk. In his quest to save lots of the galaxy, Highball stumbles headfirst into obstacles equivalent to nefarious area enemies, fellow pilots, the maddening forms of House Corp—and, after all, his personal shameful inadequacies!
“All work is political,” mentioned Fred Harper. “That is the road in subject 1 that actually stood out to me as a result of it is so true proper now. HIGHBALL is the story of a person who drinks to succeed. There’s some nice gags about consuming in HIGHBALL, however in numerous methods this can be a story concerning the hangover of late stage capitalism.”
“It isn’t usually that you simply get a humorous, thrilling area opera that is additionally a cry for assist,” mentioned AHOY Comics’ Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer. “I’ve seen the group Stuart runs with, and if, as he says, they had been out for simply ‘a number of’ beers the evening HIGHBALL was conceived, that might be the wildest sci-fi idea but!”
Highnall shall be printed month-to-month by Ahoy Comics and launches on the seventh of September 2022.
Stuart Moore is a author, a guide editor, and an award-winning comics editor. His novels embrace the Marvel Disaster Protocol guide Goal: Kree (Aconyte Books) and three volumes of the New York Instances bestselling middle-grade sequence The Zodiac Legacy (Disney Press), cowritten with Stan Lee. Latest comics embrace the unique sci-fi sequence Captain Ginger, Bronze Age Boogie (each AHOY Comics), and EGOs (Picture), in addition to Deadpool the Duck (Marvel) and Batman: Nightwalker (DC Ink). He has additionally written prose and comics set within the universes of Stargate, The Transformers, the Valiant heroes, and Star Trek.
Fred Harper has illustrated tales for DC Comics and Marvel Comics. Most memorable (at the least to Fred) could be penciling for Animal Man at DC Vertigo. He began out with Savage Sword of Conan, Ghost Rider, and Physician Unusual at Marvel Comics. He went on to do illustrations for White Wolf and Magic the Gathering as he transitioned to journal illustrations for The New York Instances, The Wall Road Journal, Time, The Week, SPORT, The Sporting Information, Muscle and Health, Males’s Well being, Muscular Growth, and Sports activities Illustrated… to call a number of. Fred presently resides in an house the place he conducts experiments concerning the results of copious quantities of espresso on an artist’s mind. Outcomes have been inconclusive, however generally secrets and techniques take time for the beans to spill.