Mahoney’s Comic Book series secures new publisher.

by | May 16, 2022

Mahoney’s finds a new home at Soaring Penguin Press

Big Picture Licensing brings Hardline Comics’ flagship title to a new publishing partner.

Hardline Comics and Big Picture Licensing, its exclusive licensing agent, have signed an agreement with Soaring Penguin Press to publish Mahoney’s, the widely popular comic book described as “Cheers meets Super-Villains.”

John Anderson, Co-Publisher of Soaring Penguin Press, comments: “For our first superhero title, Soaring Penguin Press wouldn’t pick just any story. And Mahoney’s certainly isn’t just any story. It’s funny, smart and tells real stories about people who just happen to be meta-humans. So come to Mahoney’s for a pint or two. We promise you’ll have a terrific time.”   Rich Carrington, writer of Mahoney’s, comments: “I’m delighted to be bringing Mahoney’s to Soaring Penguin.  I love writing this book and I’m excited to get to share it with a whole new readership. See you down at the bar!”    

Mahoney’s is an action comedy by writer Rich Carrington and artist Brian Dawson, set in the titular bar for Super-Villains (imagine a mixture of Cheers meets The Suicide Squad). The book features a large cast of colorful characters like Mike, Kat, Bloodgeon, Vileofax, The Flamer, Snowstorm and The Blender and mixes classic comic book action with plenty of heart and plenty of laughs. Mahoney’s may be a hive of scum and villainy – but they serve the best craft beers in town. We’ll see you at the bar!  Mahoney’s issues #1 and #2 both debuted at the No.1 spot on the Comichaus app chart. Mahoney’s stayed #1 in the chart for two months, beating off new releases such as Vampirella and Judge Dredd. Issue #2 was featured in the Comics of the Year list on the Pipedream Comics website. 

Hardline Comics is a small press publisher based in the UK and US and is the home of comic books including The Claws, Limits, The Guys and The Long Game.

Soaring Penguin Press is an Ignatz and Eisner nominated publisher of comics and graphic novels including Meanwhile, Breaks and The Bad, Bad Place.

Big Picture Licensing is an international brand licensing agency with a difference, offering 360 licensing expertise across all territories and product categories and LBE solutions in bringing IP to market.  Big Picture Licensing works with and supports a number of global licensors and clients across all areas of brand licensing to support its partners across all commercial disciplines for brands and consumer products. For more information –

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