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More Represent! from DC Begins in February

DC has announced more stories on the way for its Represent! digital series, adding another five digital “chapters,” releasing weekly beginning February 1, 2021. The chapters will be available on participating digital platforms, including Comixology, Apple, Amazon Kindle, Google Books, and others.

This past September, DC took an evolutionary leap forward in graphic storytelling with this digital-first series featuring stories from underrepresented voices, spotlighting personal stories outside the regular comic book medium. The debut story, “It’s A Bird,” was written by Christian Cooper with art by Alitha E. Martinez and Mark Morales; the story was inspired by Cooper’s viral encounter with a Central Park dog owner while bird-watching.

The next chapter, “Heritage,” is written by Jesse Holland with art by Doug Braithwaite. Holland is a former Associated Press journalist, host of C-Span’s “Washington Week,” editor of the upcoming Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda prose anthology, and the author of the Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther? prose novel, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in 2019. Braithwaite is a fan-favorite DC penciler, inker, and cover artist whose notable works include the recently released Generations: Shattered, Future State: The Next Batman, Justice, and others.

“Heritage” is based on Holland’s Mississippi farm, which has been in his family since their first ancestor was freed from slavery—tended by his grandfather and his father before him. But as Jesse grows into a man, he’s unsure if a patch of land in the Piney Woods and a life of tilling soil is his true destiny. But destiny can mean so much more than dirt and a tractor…

Future stories include:

Book Three: “Food for Thought,” written by Regine Sawyer, art by Eric Battle

Sawyer, a comic book writer and founder of Women in Comics Collective International, and artist Battle have both contributed to DC individually and have united to tell the story of Lanice, whose passion for cooking and desire for a career in the culinary arts is challenged by the source of her inspiration—her father—who is concerned about his only daughter working in a kitchen, like so many Black Americans before her.

Book Four: “Believe You,” written by Nadira Jamerson, art by Brittney Williams

Howard University alumni Jamerson makes her comic book debut with Williams, who recently provided art for DC’s middle grade graphic novel Lois Lane and the Friendship Challenge. A young mother, Mai, has been struggling with her health ever  since the birth of her daughter, Dira. She’s exhausted, gaining weight and experiencing shooting pain through her legs, and she wakes up with numbness spreading across her entire body. She  is in constant agony. But the doctors don’t think anything is wrong with her—she’s stressed, she’s a hypochondriac, it’s just fatigue—and despite everything Mai does to make herself better, she still feels alone. Until she finally finds a way to advocate for her health and finds an ally who does more than prescribe…they listen.

Book Five: “My Granny Was A Hero,” written by Tara Roberts, art by Yancey Labat

Roberts, a National Geographic Storytelling Fellow, MIT Open Documentary Lab Fellow and avid scuba diving enthusiast, teams up with DC Super Hero Girls artist Labat in a story of a little girl realizing her dreams of heroism.

A little girl with Afro puffs, a potbelly, and a gap-toothed smile dreams of being a hero. She reads adventure books voraciously; she practices sword strokes and judo kicks in her bedroom in case she ever has to fight a dragon; she devours superhero movies, cartoons, and popcorn with big eyes. And every night, she looks out of her window and wishes upon the moon with all her heart to be called upon to help someone in a big way…when she discovers the story of her great-grandmother Cocu, and how Cocu’s superpower led to a heroic struggle for freedom. 

Book Six: “The Lesson,” written and drawn by Dominike “DOMO” Stanton

Stanton has been drawing comics for the last ten years; most recently, he provided art for House of Whispers, part of Neil Gaiman’s celebrated The Sandman Universe line of titles.

Stanton’s protagonist Dom got his butt kicked in school a lot…like…a lot a lot…for no reason. He got caught up in fights that had nothing to do with him or would get jumped simply walking the halls of his school or waiting for the bus home. Fed up and angry, he decides to join a local gym and learn how to box. But what starts out as a mission to fight back turns into something greater, and Dom is given the opportunity to stand up for himself in more ways than one.

Each new 10-page digital chapter will be available on Mondays for $0.99 each.

Bad Idea Has some Promotional Ideas

Bad Idea Crass Promotional Module v1

With their launch in March 2021 with ENIAC #1, Bad Idea is loading comic shops up with promotional material to get comic readers excited.

The Bad Idea Crass Promotional Module v1 gives a preview of the various series coming our way. It features 16 pages of preview content of titles including:

  • ENIAC #1 by writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) & artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice)
  • TANKERS #1 by Robert Venditti (Justice League) & Juan Jose Ryp (Wolverine)
  • WHALESVILLE #1 by Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) & Adam Pollina (X-Force)
  • THE LOT #1 by Marguerite Bennett (Animosity) & Renato Guedes (DCeased)
  • SLAY BELLS #1 by Zeb Wells (Hellions) & David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man)

Plus: This bad boy also has A BUNCH OF SUPER-SECRET SURPRISES that you shouldn’t take pictures and tweet, SO DEFINITELY DON’T DO THAT!!!

Stores aren’t just a shop, they’re an art gallery — and it’s about damn time that someone treated it as such. That’s why Bad Idea is sending stores a museum-worthy framed poster. Yes, framed. And not just in one of those stylish, modern-thin black frames that looks good everywhere, but in a garish, lavishly adorned, 16×20 overly ornate gold frame that is impossible to miss. (Retailers: check your emailed instructions for the minimum required time it needs to be displayed, per “the rules.”) But don’t worry, Bad Idea will be sending a new 16×20 promo poster to pop in there every month, and they’ll be rounding out the minimum display time with one hell of a poster surprise, too!

This display stands approximately 16 inches high and handles two (count ’em!) rows of up to 25 comics apiece. That’s double-sided header cards promoting Bad Idea’s upcoming March 3, 2021 launch date and ENIAC #1, too, for once you’ve got those puppies in hand. In the meantime, you can pop your Bad Idea promo books in there or whatever in there once those run out. BUT REMEMBER: This lives on your counter. It is now an immovable part of your counter. These are the sacred rules of Bad Idea, and they are inflexible and unchanging.

Review: Generations Shattered #1

Generations Shattered #1

Generations Shattered #1 is an interesting comic. As a standalone miniseries, the story would be quite compelling and engaging. But, with its release of “Future State”, the comic isn’t released in a vacuum. Spinning out of Dark Nights: Death Metal, the story involves a villain using the messed up time and history to shape their own. A group of heroes throughout time are gathered to save the day.

The concept of Generations Shattered #1 and where it goes would be an event miniseries I’d take a lot of interest in normally. But, it’s a bit of an oddity with the release of all of the other “Future State” comics. While they focus on possible future events, this one features a villain attempting to shape a new reality and history. Where it fits into this reshaping of the DC Universe and history is a bit of a headscratcher. While time seems to have mended as per other comics, maybe not? It’s a little unclear how this fits into what’s going on.

Written by Dan Jurgens, Andy Schmidt, and Robert Venditti, Generations Shattered #1 brings the heroes together in an oversized first issue. Dragged out feels like a better way to describe it. The issue is mostly the heroes being gathered as time is erased as it’s being rewritten. Over 45 pages are dedicated to this creating a slow build and long way to get to the point. Other comics have done the “gathering of characters” and their introduction quicker and in a much more entertaining way.

What this does though is give a massive amount of artists to stretch their legs. Each segment is handled by a different team giving the comic a jam-session sort of feel. That could be interesting as well if any of the art really popped. There’s not bad but there’s little that’s exciting either. Still, it’s fun to see the different styles and takes on the characters from so many artists.

Generations Shattered #1 is an oddity of a comic. It’s hampered by its release along “Future State” making its story a bit confusing. The concept is quite good and entertaining, especially where it leaves things. But, it takes forever to get to the interesting part. It’s a comic I both felt like a chore to read but at the same time I want to see where it goes.

Story: Dan Jurgens, Andy Schmidt, Robert Venditti
Art: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Scott Hanna, Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, Emanuela Lupacchino, Wade Von Grawbadger, Bernard Chang, Yanick Paquette, Kevin Nowlan, Dan Jurgens, Klaus Janson, Paul Pelletier, Sandra Hope, John Romita, Jr., Danny Miki, Doug Braithwaite, Rags Morales, Klaus Janson, Mike Perkins
Color: Hi-Fi Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 6.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Exclusive: Get a First Look at ENIAC #2

The launch of Bad Idea is one of the reasons we’re excited for 2021! The publisher launches in March with ENIAC #1 from Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite, and Diego Rodriguez. But what after?

We’ve got some hints as to what to expect from the first issue, but what about ENIAC #2!?

We’ve got an exclusive first look at the second issue including the cover, some art, and the solicit text! The comic comes to store shelves on April 7, 2021. The comic is by Kindt, Braithwaite, and Rodriguez and features an all-new Bad Idea B-Side by Lewis Larosa and Diego Rodriguez! It’s 32 pages of awesome for $3.99.

Remember, you need to make sure to pre-order comics from Bad Idea, and not all stores will have them! Find a store by you and make sure to pre-order them today so you don’t miss out.


After ENIAC #1 arrives on stands on March 3, 2021, you’ll never guess what happens next — THE NEXT ISSUE!

Yes, you’re reading that right! In a move that is as sequential as it is audacious, Bad Idea will be following up its momentously monumental and greedily anticipated March debut with (gasps) ENIAC #2 on April 7, 2021!

For the same $3.99 (cheap!) cover price, Bad Idea’s comics-addled readership can head into select comic shops worldwide to secure their second dose of all-out ENIAC-TION from the high-caliber creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), incendiary artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice), and powerhouse colorist Diego Rodriguez (Hellblazer: Rise & Fall). PLUS: This ad-free, 32-page stunner is going to come complete with yet another ALL-NEW BAD IDEA “B-SIDE” story so shocking that we have to keep it under wraps until it hits stands.

What to know what to expect from Bad Idea’s shockingly secondary release in ENIAC #2? Here’s a little peek:

Seventy-seven years ago, the United States unlocked the key to defeating the Axis powers, but, in their desperation to end the war, accidentally created a far more powerful threat: ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer). Designed to be a cutting-edge breakthrough in supercomputing that could deliver a decisive victory to the Allies, ENIAC did just that…by ordering the bombing Nagasaki without human consent or approval. A fully autonomous A.I free from the bounds of programming or morality, ENIAC spent the decades since manipulating global superpowers from the shadows, secretly shaping everything we thought we knew about the history of the geopolitical order. And, throughout it all, one classified question has plagued presidents and prime ministers, generals and spymasters alike: “What is ENIAC planning next?”

Now, after years of silence, ENIAC has re-emerged with a 72-hour countdown until it unleashes every weapon in Earth’s atomic arsenal. Its motives? Unknowable to humankind. Its endgame? Destruction on an unthinkable scale. As ENIAC’s clock rockets toward zero, it’s down to two covert operatives to infiltrate a Russian black site and free the one man alive who knows how to kill the machine…before it erases mankind, once and for all.

In a world beset by crisis, only one thing is certain: Bad Idea begins with ENIAC #1 on March 3, 2021…and then continues with ENIAC #2 on April 7, 2021…and then moves forward with ENIAC #3 in May…and, in daring move no one could have possibly expected, sallies forth with ENIAC #4 in June! Four issues in four months — it’s tough, but that’s how we came to play at Bad Idea.

Bad Idea Kicks off in March 2021 with ENIAC #1

ENIAC #1

Written by  MATT KINDT // Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE // Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ 
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE: “SAVE NOW”
Written by MATT KINDT // Art by TOMAS GIORELLO // Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ 
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA with LAURA MARTIN
FOUR ISSUES  //  MONTHLY  
$3.99 EACH  //  48 PGS. // ON SALE MARCH 3, 2021

At the height of World War II, the world’s most ingenious minds began a race to create a super-weapon capable of ending the war with the push of a button. One of those projects gave us the atom bomb…and another produced the world’s first supercomputer: ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) — an immeasurably complex mathematical model that targeted the Axis war machine by calculating missile trajectories and troop deployments.

Everybody knows that. It’s real-life American history.

Or so we were told.

On August 6th, 1945, the United States dropped the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima.

Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki… Only President Truman wasn’t the one who gave order.

It was ENIAC.

In the Allies’ determination to end the war, they had accidentally created the world’s first autonomous machine intelligence…which had quickly deduced that one bomb wouldn’t be enough.

But ENIAC’s real plan was only just beginning…

Now, 75 years later, an encrypted countdown has just been detected in Earth’s satellite network and mankind only has three days left before ENIAC launches every weapon in the planet’s nuclear arsenal simultaneously. With few options and even less time, the Secretary of Defense has just given two covert operatives the most important mission in human history: kill ENIAC.

From the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), incendiary artistDoug Braithwaite  (Justice), and extraordinary colorist Diego Rodriguez (Hellblazer: Rise & Fall) comes ENIAC #1, the debut series from BAD IDEA – the unruly and experimental new comic publisher pushing the bounds of the medium (and your patience) one issue a time. This is no ordinary comic book… This is the long-classified history of an unspoken superpower more formidable than all of Earth’s nations combined…and now its story can finally be told.

ENIAC #1

Meet Tim Fox… the Next Batman!

Even before the announcement of DC Future State and Future State: The Next Batman, by John Ridley, Nick Derington, and Laura Braga, the news that a person of color could be the next to don the cape and cowl as Gotham City’s protector created excitement and speculation as to how that person would be.

Today, the speculation finally ends with the reveal of this surprise variant cover to issue #2 of the four-issue January/February miniseries. Featuring striking art by Doug Braithwaite and Diego Rodriguez, Gotham’s defender in this dystopian future is revealed as Tim (Jace) Fox, estranged son of Lucius Fox and brother to the former Batwing Luke Fox.

Tim Fox’s first comic book appearance was in Batman #313, April 10, 1979. The character has since been teased in the current Batman line, first as a mention in “Family Ties,” the John Ridley/Olivier Coipel story from September’s Batman: The Joker War Zone anthology. In October’s Batman #101, he also shows up in a conversation between Batman and Lucius Fox, who has since acquired the Wayne fortune and technology as a result of The Joker War.

On February 23, 2021. Ridley and Coipel reunite to tell another story of The Next Batman and give him a sidekick as part of DC’s Batman: Black & White anthology series.

Future State: The Next Batman debuts in comic book stores and participating digital platforms on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, with new issues available every other week (issue #2 on January 26, issue #3 on February 2, and issue #4 on February 16). Each 64-page oversized issue includes backup stories of other Gotham City heroes and villains taking on the oppressive rule of The Magistrate and its war on vigilantes:

  • Future State: Arkham Knights, by Paul Jenkins and Jack Herbert (issues #1 and #3)
  • Future State: Outsiders, by Brandon Thomas and Sumit Kumar (issues #1 and #3)
  • Future State: Batgirls, by Vita Ayala and Aneke (issues #2 and #4)
  • Future State: Gotham City Sirens, by Paula Sevenbergen and Emanuela Lupacchino (issues #2 and #4)

Get a Ten-Page Sneak Peek at Eniac #1 from Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite

In 2021, Bad Idea finally does what we’ve been threatening to do all along: Actually publish comics!

At long last, the runaway train of comics anticipation hits a hairpin turn this March as writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite take point at the helm of Bad Idea’s long-awaited, much-anticipated, dizzy spell-inducing debut series in ENIAC #1!

Bad Idea has revealed an extended, 10-page look inside the must-read milestone-in-the-making.

At the height of World War II, the world’s most ingenious minds began a race to create a super-weapon capable of ending the war with the push of a button. One of those projects gave us the atom bomb…and another produced the world’s first supercomputer: ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) – an immeasurably complex mathematical model that targeted the Axis war machine by calculating missile trajectories and troop deployments.

Everybody knows that. It’s real-life American history.

Or so we were told.

On August 6th, 1945, the United States dropped the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima.

Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki… Only President Truman wasn’t the one who gave order.

It was ENIAC.

In the Allies’ determination to end the war, they had accidentally created the world’s first autonomous machine intelligence...which had quickly deduced that one bomb wouldn’t be enough.

But ENIAC’s real plan was only just beginning…

Now, 75 years later, an encrypted countdown has just been detected in Earth’s satellite network and mankind only has three days left before ENIAC launches every weapon in the planet’s nuclear arsenal simultaneously. With few options and even less time, the Secretary of Defense has just given two covert operatives the most important mission in human history: kill ENIAC.

Featuring an all-new cover by Lewis LaRosa and practically bursting out of its comic book-sized muscle tee with more than 40 pages of content (including a top-secret, standalone bonus story).

ENIAC #1

Bad Idea Reveals New Destination Stores Worldwide

Bad Idea

Bad Idea is marching into 2021 when it will release its first comics after a lot of anticipation. Today, the publisher announced new stores that are part of their self-distribution system. The monthly comics will be sold exclusively in comic stores with no digital releases, no trade paperbacks, and no hardcovers. Also… no variants.

And, because they’ll never publish more than two issues in a given month, every single issue we produce has to look and feel special. They’ve been tinkering away on books with enormously extra-long page counts, surprise guest appearances by some of your favorite artists, and even standalone bonus stories in EVERY issue they publish.

But there’s one catch, you see: BAD IDEA’s new releases won’t be available everywhere all at once. From the get-go, BAD IDEA has always intended to self-distribute its titles to a carefully selected roster of friendly neighborhood comic shops with the grit and vision to do things “the Bad Idea way.”

Bad Idea’s plan began with just 20 retail partners. Within weeks, that number had rocketed skyward to 100. Now, they can boldly proclaim that its first wave of destination store retail partners will top more than 150 stores with over 200 individual locations on three continents when their first release – ENIAC #1 by writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite – hits shelves on March 3, 2021.

Behold Bad Idea’s complete list of participating destination store retailers in its resplendent glory below (**current as of November 24, 2020**). To make sure you secure your copy of Bad Idea’s debut issue, either contact your preferred retailer from the list below or simply visit WhereIsBadIdea.com and follow the instructions to submit your pre-order today. 

And, while you’re it, check out the first 10 pages of ENIAC #1 right here. Enjoy!

KEY*  =  NEW LOCATION
** =   NEW STORE

NORTH AMERICA

UNITED STATES

Alabama:

Dragon Quills
506 Broad St.
Gadsden, AL 35901

Arizona:

Jesse James Comics**
5140 W. Peoria Ave. #100
Glendale, AZ 85302

Samurai Comics*
6808 N. Dysart Rd. #148
Glendale, AZ 85307

Samurai Comics*
1120 S. Country Club Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85210

Samurai Comics
1602 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Arkansas:

Retrograde Comics and Other Artifacts
2612 Kavanaugh Blvd.
Little Rock, AR 72205

California:

Alakazam Comics
17777 Main St.
Suite E 
Irvine, CA 92614

BaT Comics & Games
218 Broadway St.
Chico, CA 95928

Brave New World Comics
22722 Lyons Ave, Suite 2    
Newhall, CA 91321

Cape & Cowl Comics
1601 Clay St. 
Oakland, CA 94612

Collector’s Paradise*
5118 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Pkwy. #4    
Pasadena, CA 91105

Collector’s Paradise*
7131 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka, CA 91306

Comic & Figure Addicts
30707 Union City Blvd.
Union City, CA 94587

Comic Book Clubhouse**
35 W. Alexander Ave.
Merced, CA 95348

Comic Quest
23811 Bridger Rd., Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630

The Comic Shop
14837 Washington Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94579

Flying Colors
2980 Treat Blvd.
Concord, CA 94518

Galaxy of Comics**    
17306 Saticoy St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Geoffrey’s Comics
15900 Crenshaw Blvd. # B
Gardena, CA 90249

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Illusive Comics
1270 Franklin Mall
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Invincible Comics**
3430 Tully Rd. #24
Modesto, CA 95350

Knowhere Games and Comics
744 Grand Ave
Suite 102
San Marcos, CA 92078

Linebreakers**
15491 Seventh St.
Victorville, CA    9239

Modesto Comics**
3321 McHenry Ave. #B1
Modesto, CA 95350

Njoy Games & Comics
8820 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324

Pop Comics
203 W. Center St. Promenade
Anaheim, CA 92805

Pop Comics*
1081 N. Kraemer Pl.
Suite K
Anaheim, CA 92806

Red Sky Comics**
3040 Park Ave.    
Suite A    
Merced, CA 95348

Sterling Silver Comics
2210 Pickwick Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93010

Things From Another World*
1000 Universal City Plaza #101
Universal City, CA 91608

Treasure Island Comics**
37244 Fremont Blvd.        
Fremont, CA 94536

Zeppelin Comics
929 1st St.
Benicia, CA 94510

Colorado:

I Want More Comics
550 E Thornton Pkwy. #114
Thornton, CO 80229

Connecticut:

2nd Alarm Comics**
205 Foxon Rd.
North Branford, CT 06471

Boom Tube Comics**
1475 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike    
Plantsville, CT    06479

Delaware:

Captain Blue Hen Comics
280 E. Main St.
Suite 101
Newark, DE 19711

District of Columbia:

Big Planet Comics*
1520 U St. NW    
Washington, DC 20009

Florida:

The Collective
515 E. Altamonte Dr.
Unit 1023
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Comic Central
1425 WP Ball Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32771

A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792

The Dark Side
935 N. Beneva Rd., Suite #902 
Sarasota, FL 34232

Mega Gaming and Comics**    
4000 W. Newberry Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32607

Pensacola Pop Comics**
909 N. 12th Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32501

Georgia:

Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore
3372 Canton Rd. #104
Marietta, GA 30066

Hawaii:

Maui Comics & Collectibles
10 N. Market St.
Wailuku, HI 96793

Idaho:

Captain Comics**
710 S. Vista Ave. 
Boise, ID 83705

The Collector’s Outpost**
2951 E. Overland Rd. #170
Meridian, ID 83642

Safari Pearl
660 W Pullman Rd.
Moscow, ID 83843

Illinois:

Amazing Fantasy**
20505 South La Grange Rd.
Frankfort, IL 60423

Amazing Fantasy**
113 E. 9th St.
Lockport, IL 60441

Amazing Fantasy**
16649 Oak Park Ave. Unit A        
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Aw Yeah Comics*
7925 Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077

Challengers Comics & Conversation
1845 N. Western Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60647

Cosmic Comics, Games, & Collectibles**
132 W. Main St.
Belleville, IL 62220

Dark Tower Comics**
4835 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Fantasy Books, Inc.
1113 E. Main St. 
Belleville, IL 62221

Heroic Adventures*
1005 & 1007 Century Dr.
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Star Clipper*
1977 W. US Highway 50
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Indiana:

Aw Yeah Comics*
119 E. Charles St.
Muncie, IN 47305

Circle City Comics
3454 W. 86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Comic Book University
7623 Shelby St.
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Comics Elite
5575 Elmwood Ave., Suite E-2
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Game Changer**
4303 Franklin St.
Michigan City, IN 46360

Summit Comics & Games*
4240 W. Jefferson Blvd. #8
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Iowa:

The CORE Comics & Games**
1926 Valley Park Dr.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Daydreams Comics**
21 S. Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240

Kentucky:

Comic Book World**
7130 Turfway Rd.
Florence, KY 41042

Comic Book World**
6905 Shepherdsville Rd.    
Louisville, KY 40219

Rick’s Comic City*
830 Bastogne Ave.
Fort Campbell, KY 42223

Maryland:

Beyond Comics
5632 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704

Beyond Comics*
18749 N. Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Big Planet Comics
7939 Norfolk Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814

Big Planet Comics*
7315 Baltimore Ave.        
College Park, MD 20740

Cards, Comics & Collectibles
51 Main St.
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Third Eye Comics
209 Chinquapin Round Rd.
Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401

Third Eye Comics*
16062 Three Notch Rd.
California, MD 20619

Third Eye Comics*
12522 Mattawoman Dr.
Waldorf, MD 20601

Massachusetts:

Friendly Neighborhood Comics
799 South Main St.        
Bellingham, MA 02019

Holeymoleys Comics & Collectibles**
90 King St
Unit 3
Northampton, MA 01060

New England Comics**
716A Crescent St.        
Brockton, MA 02302

New England Comics**
316 Harvard St.        
Brookline, MA 02446

New England Comics**
14 Eliot St. A
Cambridge, MA 02138

New England Comics**
95 Pleasant St.
Malden, MA 02148

New England Comics**
2184 Acushnet Ave.
New Bedford, MA 02745

New England Comics**
732 Washington St.
Norwood, MA 02062

New England Comics**
1511 Hancock St.
Quincy, MA 02169

Rubber Chicken Comics**
5 N. Main St. #A4
Bellingham, MA 02019

Michigan:

Comic City**
2125 S. Telegraph Rd.
Suite D    
Bloomfield Township, MI 48302

Comic City**
42727 Ford Rd.
Canton, MI 48187

Comic City**
7366 Haggerty Rd.
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322

Green Brain Comics
13936 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126

Summit Comics & Games
216 Washington Square South B
Lansing, MI 48933

Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Vault of Midnight*
1226 Library St. 
Detroit, MI 48226 48226

Vault of Midnight*
95A Monroe Center St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Minnesota:

Source Comics & Games
2057 Snelling Ave N.
Roseville, MN 55113

Missouri:

The Fantasy Shop *
736 N. New Ballas Rd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

The Fantasy Shop*
2125 Zumbehl Rd.
St. Charles, MO 63303

The Fantasy Shop
10560 Baptist Church Rd. 
St. Louis, MO, 63128

The Fantasy Shop*
7329 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63143

Nebraska:

Legend Comics & Coffee**
5207 Leavenworth St.
Omaha, NE 68106

Nevada:

Alternate Reality Comics
4110 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Cosmic Comics
3830 E Flamingo Rd
Suite F-2
Las Vegas, NV 89121

Maximum Comics
5130 S. Fort Apache Rd. #285
Las Vegas, NV 89148

Maximum Comics*
7950 W. Tropical Pkwy.    
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89149

Torpedo Comics**
7300 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy. #105
Las Vegas, NV 89113

New Hampshire:

Double Midnight*
67 S. Main St.
Concord, NH 03301

Double Midnight
245 Maple St.
Manchester, NH 03103

Jetpack Comics**
37 N. Main St.
Rochester, NH 03867

New Jersey:

Funnybooks**
98 N. Beverwyck Rd.
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034

The Geekery
133A Main St.
Matawan, NJ 07747

The Joker’s Child**
12-23 River Rd.    
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Main Street Comics & Toys**
74 N. Main St.
Milltown, NJ 08850

Time Warp Comics & Games
555A Pompton Ave.
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

New Mexico:

Zia Comics
25 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM 88001

New York:

Anyone Comics
1216 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave. 
Harrison, NY 10528

Comix Warehouse
52 S. Main St. 
Pearl River, NY 10965

Forbidden Planet NYC**
832 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Grasshopper’s Comics**
76 Hillside Ave.
Williston Park, NY 11596

Kirwan’s Game Store**
369 Main St. 
Catskill, NY 12414

Midtown Comics
200 W. 40th St.
New York, NY 10018

Midtown Comics*
459 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10017

Midtown Comics*
64 Fulton St.
New York, NY 10038

October Country Comics
246 Main St. #15
New Paltz, NY 12561

POP ROC
337 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604

North Carolina:

DreamDaze Comics Fun & Games**
2801 Ward Blvd. 
Suite 1-B
Wilson, NC 27893

Memory Lane Comics
201 Princess St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

Parker, Banner, Kent & Wayne
21500 Catawba Ave.
Cornelius, NC 28031

Rebel Base Comics & Toys
701 S Sharon Amity Rd., Suite C 
Charlotte, NC 28211

Ssalefish Comics*
10099 Weddington Rd., Suite 118
Concord, NC 28027

Ssalefish Comics*
1622 Stanley Rd., Suite 118    
Greensboro, NC 27407

Ssalefish Comics
3232 Silas Creek Pkwy.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Ultimate Comics*
6120 Farrington Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Ultimate Comics
1301 Buck Jones Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27606

Ultimate Comics*
6320 Capital Blvd. #109
Raleigh, NC 27616

North Dakota:

Comic Realms**
106 N. Mandan St.
Bismarck, ND 58501

Paradox Comics-N-Cards
26 Roberts St.
Fargo, ND 58102

Ohio:

Comics Are Go
5214 Detroit Rd.
Sheffield, OH 44035

Ground Zero Comics**
15139 Pearl Rd.
Strongsville, OH 44136

New Dimension Comics**
67800 Mall Ring Rd. #875
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

World’s Greatest Comics
5974 Westerville Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081

Oklahoma:

Impulse Creations
8228 E. 61st St #121
Tulsa, OK 74133

Speeding Bullet Comics
614 N. Porter Ave.
Norman, OK 73071

Oregon:

Books With Pictures
1401 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202

Comics Adventure
15705 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Milwaukie, OR 97267

Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd. 
Portland, OR 97213

Geek Geek Nerd Nerd
2127 S. Hwy 97
Redmond, OR 97756

Heroes Haven
635 SE Jackson St.
Roseburg, OR 97470

Things From Another World*
4390 SW Lloyd Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97005

Things From Another World*
10977 SE Main St.
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway St. 
Portland, OR 97232

Pennsylvania:

Fourcorners Comics & Games
42 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

JAF Comics**
224 Nazareth Pike
Bethlehem, PA  18020

JAF Comics**    
143 Palmer Park Mall        
Easton, PA 18045

New Dimension Comics**
108 S. Main St.
Butler, PA 16001

New Dimension Comics**
20550 U.S. 19    
Piazza Plaza
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

New Dimension Comics**
516 Lawrence Ave.
Ellwood City, PA 16117

New Dimension Comics**
630 E. Waterfront Dr.
Homestead, PA 15120

New Dimension Comics**
590 Pittsburgh Mills Blvd.    
Suite #220
Tarentum, PA 15084

New Wave Collectibles
4020 Skippack Pike
Schwenksville, PA 19473

Phantom of the Attic**
411 S. Craig St.
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Pittsburgh Comics
113 E. McMurray Rd.
Canonsburg, PA 15317

South Carolina:

Borderlands Comics + Games
1434 Laurens Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607  

Planet Comics
2704 N. Main St.
Anderson, SC 29621

Planet Comics*
1633 Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC 29615

Richard’s Comics & Collectables**
1214 Laurens Rd. #A
Greenville, SC 29607

Tennessee:

Heroes Wanted Comics & Collectibles**
1190 Long Hollow Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066

Infinity Flux
3643 Hixson Pike
Chattanooga, TN 37415

Rick’s Comic City*
1923 Madison St.
Clarksville, TN 37043

Rick’s Comic City
2720 Old Lebanon Rd. #104
Nashville, TN 37214

Texas:

The Adventure Begins
525 Woodland Square Blvd. #130
Conroe, TX 77384

Bedrock City Comics
6516 Westheimer Rd., Suite D
Houston, TX 77057

Bedrock City Comics*
4683 Farm to Market 1960 Rd. W
Houston, TX 77069

Bedrock City Comics*
4602 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007

Bedrock City Comics*
4831 Hwy 6
Missouri City, TX  77459

Bedrock City Comics*
102 Bay Area Blvd. 
Webster, TX 77598

Global Pop Culture Collected
7420 N. Beach St. #236
Fort Worth, TX

Global Pop Culture Collected*
3008 Alta Mere Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Keith’s Books and Comics
5400 E. Mockingbird Ln.    
Dallas, TX 75206

Keith’s Books and Comics*
17610 Midway Rd.
Dallas, TX 75287

Keith’s Books and Comics*
345 Coneflower Dr.
Garland, TX 75040

Keith’s Books and Comics*
1681 N. Central Expy. #300    
McKinney, TX 75070

More Fun Comics and Games
103 W. Hickory St. 
Denton, TX 76201

Space Cadets
27326 Robinson Rd #117
Oak Ridge North, TX 77385

Star Comics**
3504 34th St.
Lubbock, TX 79410

Titan Comics
3128 Forest Ln. #250
Dallas, TX 75234

Zeus Comics**
1334 Inwood Rd.    
Dallas, TX 75247

Utah:

The Nerd Store
601 South 2700
West Suite G106
West Valley City, UT 84119

Virginia:

Big Planet Comics*
426 Maple Ave E #4721
Vienna, VA 22180

Four Color Fantasies**
80 Weems Ln.
Winchester, VA 22601

Telegraph Art & Comics
398 Hillsdale Dr.        
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Telegraph Art & Comics*
211 W. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Third Eye Comics*
11575 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23233

Velocity Comics
819 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Washington:

Arcane Comics**
15202 Aurora Ave. N, Suite A
Shoreline, WA 98133

The Comic Place
105 E. Holly St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

I Like Comics
1715 Broadway St.
Vancouver, WA 98663

CANADA 

The Beguiling
319 College St.
Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
Canada

Big B Comics**
241 Essa Rd. 
Barrie, ON L4N 6B7 
Canada

Big B Comics**
1045 Upper James St.
Hamilton, ON L9C 3A6 
Canada

Big B Comics**
6465 Lundy’s Ln.
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1T9 
Canada

Big Pete’s Collectibles**
121 1st St E
North Vancouver, BC V7L 1B2 
Canada

The Comic Hunter**
467 Main St. 
Unit 300
Moncton, NB E1C 1C2
Canada

The Dragon
55 Wyndham St. N 
T-19B
Guelph, ON N1H 7T8
Canada

The Dragon
987 Gordon St.
Unit 5B    
Guelph, ON N1G 4W3
Canada

The Dragon
363 Main St. E.
Milton, ON L9T 1P7
Canada

Redd Skull Comics
720A Edmonton Trail
Calgary, AB T2E 3J4
Canada

Strange Adventures*
101 Portland St. 
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1H7
Canada

Strange Adventures*
68 York St.
Fredericton, NB E3B 3N4
Canada

Strange Adventures
5110 Prince St.
Halifax, NS B3J 1L3 
Canada

WonderHarbor Comics**
10502 105 Ave. NW
Edmonton, AB T5H 0K8
Canada

Words & Pictures**
2610 Centre St N
Calgary, AB T2E 2V4
Canada

Variant Edition
10132 151 St. NW
Edmonton, AB T5P 1T4
Canada

EUROPE

BELGIUM 

Worlds’ End Comics & Games**
Ketelvest 51 B
9000 Gent
Belgium

GREECE

Limited Edition Comics**
94, Keiriadon Street
Athens 118 53
Greece

IRELAND

Big Bang Comics
2,3 Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Rd
Dundrum, Dublin 16
Ireland

UNITED KINGDOM 

Forbidden Planet*
74 Bull St.
Birmingham, B4 6AD
United Kingdom 

Forbidden Planet*
4 & 5, Clifton Heights Triangle
West Clifton    
Bristol BS8 1EJ
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet*
28-30 Burleigh St.
Cambridge CB1 1DG
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet*
31 Cross Cheaping
Coventry CV1 1HF
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet*
43 Church St.
Croydon CR0 1RH
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet International*
122-126 Sauchiehall St.
Glasgow G2 3DH
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet*
92 Bold St.
Liverpool L1 4HY
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet
179 Shaftesbury Ave.
London, WC2H 8JR
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet*
49 Grainger St.
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5JE
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet*
24 Hanover Buildings
Southampton SO14 1JU
United Kingdom

AUSTRALIA

Impact Comics**
16 Garema Pl.
Canberra, ACT 2601
Australia

Incognito Comics**
32B Bignell Rd.
Moorabbin, VIC 3189
Australia

Kings Comics
283 Clarence St.
Sydney NSW 2000    
Australia

After the Button… Bad Idea Launches with Five Titles in 2021

Bad Idea is on the way! After an interesting build-up, the comic publisher is ready to do something new, get some comics on the shelves!

Beginning in March 2021, comic fans will be getting at least one brand-new Bad Idea release per month in a variety of tastes-good, feels-great formats by a fleet of world-class creators, including writers Matt Kindt, Robert Venditti, Marguerite Bennett, and Zeb Wells, artists Doug Braithwaite, Juan Jose Ryp, Adam Pollina, Renato Guedes, and Adam Pollina, and even more yet to come (like Mae Catt, Joshua Dysart, Tomas Giorello, Eric Heisserer, David Lapham, Lewis LaRosa, Jeff Lemire, Peter Milligan, and more).

Bad Idea is taking a new spin on comic distribution. Comic books will be sold exclusively in participating comic book stores. No digital releases. No trade paperbacks or hardcovers. And no variant covers, either. Just super-high quality comics that will always leave you wanting more – because they’ll never publish more than two in a given month.

The publisher’s goal is for every single issue to look and feel special with prestige-format package, deluxe matte laminate covers, and heavy-duty interior paper stock. There’ll also be extra-long page counts, guest appearances from artists, and standalone bonus stories in every issue at no extra cost. That means more The Hero Trade from Matt Kindt and David Lapham and… the bird of a shared universe!?

All of that for just $3.99 per issue.

You’ll have to visit a Bad Idea “destination store” – one of the 100 and counting comic shops around the world that have signed on to join our independent network of direct-distribution retail partners – and buy them on a Wednesday (or simply pre-order them in advance by phone or email and pick them up whenever you’re damn well ready).

What will we see next year? Lets find out!

ENIAC #1 (of 4)

MATT KINDT (writer)
DOUG BRAITHWAITE (art)
DIEGO RODRIGUEZ (colors)
LEWIS LAROSA with LAURA MARTIN (covers)

Seventy-seven years ago, the United States unlocked the key to defeating the Axis powers, but, in their desperation to end the war, created a far more powerful threat: ENIAC (Electronic Numerator Integrator and Computer), the world’s first supercomputer. ENIAC’s calculations proved vital to turning the tide against Germany and Japan – until it ordered the second atomic bomb to be dropped on Nagasaki without any human order or approval. America had inadvertently created the first artificial intelligence without ever realizing the full extent of its abilities…or its ambitions. For the more than 50 years that followed, ENIAC manipulated global affairs from the shadows, waging a cold war that pitted spy against spy, nation against nation…until it went dark and disappeared from view. Now, years later, an encrypted countdown has just been detected in Earth’s satellite network and mankind only has three days left before ENIAC executes its endgame. With few options and even less time, the Secretary of Defense has just given two covert operatives the most important mission in human history: kill ENIAC…before it kills us.

From the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), incendiary artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice), and colorist Diego Rodriguez (X-O Manowar), Bad Idea’s long-awaited debut starts here with a science-fiction thrill ride that will send shockwaves for decades to come.

FOUR ISSUES // MONTHLY // BEGINNING MARCH 2021

ENIAC #1 (of 4)

TANKERS #1 (of 3)

ROBERT VENDITTI (writer)
JUAN JOSE RYP (art/covers)
JORDIE BELLAIRE (colors)

The CEO of global energy conglomerate Greenleaf Oil has just discovered a terrifying secret: the planet only has a decade or less of petroleum left before it’s gone forever. But he has a plan to make sure his great-great grandchildren can continue to generate maximum shareholder value – and secure his own legacy in the process. Rather than develop a game-changing renewable energy source through the power of corporate innovation, Greenleaf has perfected the next best thing – time travel (duh) – so that a team of six field-rat contractors armed to the teeth in individually customized mech suits can go back to the Cretaceous Period, tweak the trajectory of the meteor that killed the dinosaurs, and give mankind another 500 millennia worth of oil reserves. What could go wrong? Only all of human history, of course – because when Greenleaf’s team of Tankers come home, they’ll discover that not only did the dinosaurs never die out, they’ve kept evolving for another 60 million years…and they’re more pissed off than ever.

Bone-shredding destruction! Wanton corporate malfeasance! Reckless use of industrial machinery! And lots and lots of ammunition. Like a Saturday morning cartoon that’s run irresponsibly overbudget, New York Times bestselling writer Robert Venditti (Justice League), blockbuster artist Juan Jose Ryp (Wolverine), and Eisner Award-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire (Pretty Deadly) are here to take all of our insecurities about mankind’s most self-destructive impulses and turn them up until the knob snaps off with THREE DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUES shipping BIMONTHLY (that means every other month, don’t look it up).

THREE ISSUES // DOUBLE-SIZED // BI-MONTHLY // BEGINNING APRIL 2021

TANKERS #1 (of 3)

WHALESVILLE #1

MATT KINDT (writer)
ADAM POLLINA (artist/cover)
MATT HOLLINGSWORTH (colors)

You never thought you’d see a Bad Idea like this! From the limitless imaginations of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), veteran artist Adam Pollina (X-Force), and Eisner Award-winning colorist Matt Hollingsworth (Hawkeye) comes a very special whale tale for all ages (and species) in the tradition of Hayao Miyazaki and Pixar!

When young Wawae – the seaborn son of a whaling captain – is thrown overboard and swallowed whole by a whale, he knows his father will relentlessly pursue revenge against the creature that stole away his boy. What he didn’t expect, however, is what he’s about to find inside: the town of “Whalesville” – a colorful, cobbled-together village inhabited by an astounding collection of talking sea creatures, including a crab named Caleb, an angler fish called Angela, and a seadragon that prefers to go by Lilly. But, to Wawae’s new friends, Whalesville isn’t just their home, it’s the whole world – and they don’t understand the danger that now pursues them from above the waves or that they are even inside a whale at all. To rescue his new best buddies, Wawae will have to convince them of the truth…and save Whalesville before his own father sends them sinking into the inky depths forever.

WHALE-SIZED ONE-SHOT // ON SALE MAY 2021

WHALESVILLE #1

THE LOT #1 (of 4) 

MARGUERITE BENNETT (writer)
RENATO GUEDES (artist/cover)

In 1970, legendary filmmaker Oliver Larsen began production on his latest horror masterpiece on the lot of Los Angeles’ famed Cloverleaf Studios. Obsessed with bringing authenticity to the genre, the director insisted on casting real-life occultists to perform a genuine Satanic ritual live on camera – until something went horribly wrong. In the bloody aftermath, the production was shut down, the footage was confiscated, and the soundstage was forever shuttered.

Until today.

On the heels of a promotion that’s just made her the youngest studio chief in decades, Aviva Copeland is planning to overhaul Cloverleaf’s fading image for the 21st century – starting with the prime piece of California real estate that’s gone unused for 50 years: the very same lost soundstage where Larsen filmed his doomed masterpiece. But, as Aviva will soon discover, this corner of the lot may have been closed for a half-century, but it’s far from empty…and the evil that lives within its haunted walls will soon seize its chance to kill again.

New York Times best-selling writer Marguerite Bennett (AnimosityA-Force) and artist Renato Guedes (DCeased: Hope at World’s End) present a terrifying vision of horror and Hollywood in the boldly bloody Bad Idea manner!

FOUR ISSUES // MONTHLY // ON SALE JULY 2021

THE LOT #1 (of 4)

SLAY BELLS #1

ZEB WELLS (writer)
DAVID LAFUENTE (artist/cover)
ULISES ARREOLA (colors)

You’ve heard of black comedies? Well, this is the first one that’s not just black, but red and green and covered in reams of extremely flammable tinsel that’s already been banned in Canada!

Every Christmas Eve, little Bobby Hamilton and his father rise at dawn for an early morning hunting trip. It was their favorite tradition – until they accidentally killed a certain red-nosed reindeer. They should have known better. They shouldn’t have tried to cover it up. Because Santa Claus knows that they’ve been naughty – and, now like so many fragile Christmas ornaments violently shaken free, the yuletide peace of a quaint Midwestern farming hamlet will forever be shattered as Old Saint Nick comes to town to reap the sweetest gift of all: vengeance.

This July, Emmy Award winner Zeb Wells (HellionsRobot Chicken), mischief-making artistic all-star David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), and colorist Ulises Arreola (Action Comics) are ready to ruin Christmas a solid six months in advance with the only thing we really wanted this year, anyway: another king-sized Bad Idea one-shot that will soon go down in infamy!

SANTA-SIZED ONE-SHOT  //  ON SALE JULY 2021

SLAY BELLS #1
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