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The apocalypse is nigh! The world needs a Champion, and the only heir to a sacred mystical lineage is...a little old lady? Meet Lottie Thorn, reluctant savior of the world, and her also-elderly trainer Lady Peruvia Ashlington-Voss. They might not look it, but these women are prepared to take on any Big Bad that comes along. But first, perhaps a nice cup of tea?
Collecting issues #1-5 of the hit series by writer Mariah McCourt (True Blood, Stitched) and artist Soo Lee (Mine!, Charlie’s Angels vs. the Bionic Woman), with covers by Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, Wonder Woman: True Amazon). Plus extra features—including recipes!
A Note From the Publisher
• Unique high concept with appeal to women • All-female creative team • Writer is a NYT bestseller for True Blood graphic novels
“Golden Child meets the Golden Girls... If you're a fan of subverting tropes or just fun, engaging comics, I'd suggest grabbing the first issue... Lady Peruvia Ashlington-Voss and Lottie Thorn are comics' newest odd/old couple, and they are here to save the world.” - SMASH PAGES
“McCourt and Lee have brought something fresh to a genre that sorely needed it. ... You might think you've heard the story before, but you haven't. The world's protector who isn't sure about world saving yet. The mentor figure. The sidekick. Sound familiar? Think again. ... Our heroes, Lottie and Peruvia, are in their 70s and will tell you themselves, they're getting too old for this world-saving business. It's an inventive idea strengthened by Soo Lee's artwork. In fact, the all-female creative team brings this book to life. Praise must also be given to Pippa Bowland's colors and Jill Thompson's fantastic cover.” - Adventures In Poor Taste
"I mean, you gotta have something to do between knitting and baking. Why not fight eldritch horrors?... Ahoy Comics' latest supernatural series, ASH & THORN, where the savior of the day isn't some muscle-bound superhero or a scantily-clad femme fatale but instead, a little old lady named Lottie Thorn." - io9
“[Ash & Thorn] brings the wit you'd expect from an AHOY comic to a plot that's equal parts “Golden Girls” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Plus there are recipes in the back!”
"Ash & Thorn has an engaging, offbeat heroine, an amusing supporting cast, and a fun premise that suggests life experience counts, especially when demons are about to overrun the world. Come for the company, stay for the adventure. You'll be glad you did!"
- Louise Simonson
"I love stories that take familiar fantasy tropes and twist them into something new thanks to amazing execution and a clear, entertaining point of view. Ash & Thorn, the new AHOY Comics series from writer Mariah McCourt and artist Soo Lee, is exactly that kind of story, and the first issue is one of the most delightful starts to a comic that I've picked up so far this year. ... This is a series that doesn't have first issue jitters, doesn't need time to figure itself out, and doesn't take its time making with the monster action. It arrives with a big magical flourish, and it's an absolute delight to read thanks to beautifully paced dialogue and absolutely gorgeous art that has me itching to see what kind of monsters Lee will dream up next." - SYFY WIRE