DEADWEIGHTS is an Action-Adventure Buddy Comedy About Former Supervillains

From Writer Tyrone Finch and Artist Sebastián Píriz

First of Six Issues Coming to AHOY Comics This April

The latest new series from acclaimed Syracuse-based comic book publisher AHOY Comics is DEADWEIGHTS, a buddy comedy about two unlucky henchmen trying to make their way in the world from writer Tyrone Finch (Swine, Station 19) and artist Sebastián Píriz (We Ride Titans). The comedic, action-filled six-issue series follows two members of a villainous team of evil mutants who are fired for their incompetence and try to go straight—but learn that life doesn’t get easier just because you’re wearing pants instead of tights. Issue #1 will feature a main cover by Piriz as well as the first of six “mug shot” incentive covers by Richard Pace (Second Coming), which will form a linked image.

“At its core, Deadweights is about friendship,” said writer Tyrone Finch. “It’s the story of two people who have been relentlessly beaten, battered, tossed off of bridges and forced to live in hideouts with no electricity or plumbing. But somehow, the two of them have never given up on each other or their dreams. When you look past their costumes, battles and vows to subjugate the human race; they’re just a couple of guys looking to find a place for themselves in this crazy, mixed-up world.”

“Jerry and Clarence are two guys you can’t help to feel bad for,” said artist Sebastián Píriz. “The more you know them, the more you’ll root for them — but that’s the moment where Tyrone sends a curve ball to remind us that, just like in real life, things rarely are so simple as we’d like.”

Count Dingo and the Marauders are a team of misunderstood evil mutants bent on world domination, whose diabolical plans range from robbing local credit unions to unleashing a biological disaster that will rid the planet of all non-mutants. After Jerry “Cannonbulk” Patton and Clarence “Bounder” Barrett make a mistake that leads to another defeat at the hands of the mutant superhero team The Paladins, the two “deadweights” are unceremoniously dumped from the team. Realizing that they are not cut out for world conquest, Jerry and Clarence don pants and try to pursue ordinary lives—but going straight is not as easy as it seems. DEADWEIGHTS takes a hard look at what happens after the fight when the villains are tired of being villains, and the heroes aren’t as heroic as they want you to think.

“I love the idea of DEADWEIGHTS,” said AHOY Comics Senior Editor Sarah Litt. “No one really looks at the aftermath of the fight, only the fight itself. I think DEADWEIGHTS is what happens when the villains figure out that maybe that life doesn’t pay off after all.”

DEADWEIGHTS #1 land in stores on April 10, 2024.

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