A modern superhero epic in the mind of Tom Peyer (The Wrong Earth) and Alan Robinson (Planet of the Nerds).
Penultiman, The Next-To-Last-Stage In Human Evolution, is the greatest, best-looking, and most admired super-hero in the world—so how can he stop hating himself? Only his android understudy, Antepenultiman, may hold the answer.
"We’ve seen characters who represent the ultimate stage of human potential, but I don’t think we’ve met any who are just a little worse than the best,” says writer Tom Peyer. “Imagine the anxiety of being so advanced—only to be outclassed. That’s PENULTIMAN.”
This slope-shouldered industry veteran was a long-running writer on DC's Legion of Super-Heroes, a founding editor at their Vertigo imprint, and the proud writer of their worst-selling, award-losing series Hourman.
He has since written enough major characters to fill one of those hyper-populated super-hero posters where you don't know who to look at first.
Today he happily writes and edits AHOY Comics from his Ditkoesque office in Downtown Syracuse, NY.
Alan has been drawing comics professionally for more than ten years, working for IDW Publishing, Dark Horse and Beyond Reality Media, in titles such as Back to the Future, V-Wars, Star Wars, Warden, Terminator and Secret Battles of Genghis Khan. He lives in Concepcion, Chile, with his wife Jessica and their lovely kids Matilda and Agustin.
A fun take on the Captain Marvel-style wholesome superhero, with notes of the mournfulloss of family and home we often see in Superman. Except, instead of an 8-year-old boy or analien sent far from home to avoid a cataclysmic disaster, Penultiman’s exiled from 90,019BCE to our time to live out his days...Peyer and Robinson blend Golden and Silver-Agesensibilities in this story while poking gentle fun at the tropes that make superheroes tick.