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Review: Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive

A new entry in the Hero Trade series of comics, it’s the B-Side that’s the more interesting aspect of the comic.

Story: Matt Kindt
Art: David Lapham, Klaus Janson
Watch Costume Design: Ramon Villalobos, David Lapham
Letterer: Dave Sharpe, Troy Peteri

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Bad Idea’s Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive is Two Comics One Cover

Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive

Bad Idea has been about different ideas when it comes to their comic releases. No trades. One per customer. No digital. No variants. Issues in constant print availability. It’s been an experiment we’ve all gotten to watch. Now, they’ve decided to try something even more different, a comic with two different interiors. Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive‘s main story is written by Matt Kindt with art by David Lapham (there’s also a b-side by Kindt and Klaus Janson). The issue was delayed and out this week and is not one, but two comics.

While the cover is the same, Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive is two different interior comics, “Passive” and “Aggressive”. Together, the two stories deliver a bigger picture of an interconnected story.

One story is about a vigilante robbed by Russian hackers out for revenge to get their money back. That’s the issue we received. The other is about a Russian hacker who tries to escape from that life.

The comic also features blank pages for… something.

It’s unknown how it was determined as to which store got which comic and sales listings haven’t helped narrow that down. So, which did you get and will you try to get the other? What do you all think about the promotion? Does it feel like a way to get around the “no variant” rule?

Preview: Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive

Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive

Story: Matt Kindt
Art: David Lapham

Midnight in Los Angeles, and the brutal vigilante known as The Watch metes out justice, cleaning the street of lawbreaking scum. As fist meets face, The Watch’s phone rings: it’s Fred from Capitol A-1 Bank. The Watch has been hacked — actually, it’s his civilian identity — but Fred sure as shit doesn’t know who he’s talking to — he’s just calling the high-end clients to let them know their bank account’s been drained.

“Don’t worry,” Fred says. “We’re insured. It’ll be fine.”

“No it won’t,” The Watch replies.

The Watch is headed to Russia — with $8.8 billion reasons to kill every last member of the Russian hacking farm —and justice will be measured in broken bones and gallons of blood.

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and legendary illustrator David Lapham (Stray Bullets) give bone-shredding vengeance a name this August as another piece is placed on the HERO TRADE board in a tale guaranteed to shock and provoke.

Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive

Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive Printed with the Incorrect Price

Bad Idea has sent out a release correcting the price for the upcoming Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive. The delayed comic was misprinted with a $5.99 price on the back cover.

The CORRECT PRICE is the originally solicited $7.99.

Stores should have received an updated UPC that’s corrected.

Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive will be release August 18th.

Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive

Bad Idea’s Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive is Delayed

Bad Idea has announced that Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive is being pushed back two weeks. The comic will now be available, on Wednesday, August 18th.

This Wednesday, two other comics, The Lot #2 and Tankers #3 will be available from the publisher.

Bad Idea has also announced that a “first customer gold pin” will be available for Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive. In addition, some of the “final five” releases from the publisher will also feature “first customer gold pins”.

Bad Idea’s August Releases

HERO TRADE: PASSIVE / AGGRESSIVE

Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DAVID LAPHAM
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
A DOUBLE-DEALING, DOUBLE-BARRELED ONE-SHOT
IN GLORIOUS BLACK AND WHITE
$7.99 | 32 PGS. | NO ADS | ON SALE AUGUST 4, 2021

NOTE: Your order for the Final Five – ALL IN bundle will be added to your order of this issue. Example: Your order for the Final Five is 20 copies. You add 15 copies of this issue. Your initial shipment will be 35 copies.

Midnight in Los Angeles, and the brutal vigilante known as The Watch metes out justice, cleaning the street of lawbreaking scum. As fist meets face, The Watch’s phone rings: it’s Fred from Capitol A-1 Bank. The Watch has been hacked — actually, it’s his civilian identity — but Fred sure as shit doesn’t know who he’s talking to — he’s just calling the high-end clients to let them know their bank account’s been drained.

“Don’t worry,” Fred says. “We’re insured. It’ll be fine.”

“No it won’t,” The Watch replies.

The Watch is headed to Russia — with $8.8 billion reasons to kill every last member of the Russian hacking farm —and justice will be measured in broken bones and gallons of blood.

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and legendary illustrator David Lapham (Stray Bullets) give bone-shredding vengeance a name this August as another piece is placed on the HERO TRADE board in a tale guaranteed to shock and provoke.

THE LOT #2

Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art & Cover by RENATO GUEDES
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
FOUR ISSUES | MONTHLY | IN GLORIOUS BLACK AND WHITE
$5.99 EACH | 40 PGS. | ON SALE AUGUST 4, 2021
RATED: T+ FOR ABJECT TERROR, PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR AND INVOKING DESPAIR

In the 1970s, legendary filmmaker Oliver Larsen began production on what was to be his horror masterpiece. Obsessed with authenticity, the megalomaniacal director insisted on filming a real-life occult ritual performed by actual cult members. The cast and crew, of course, gave no credence to the cultists’ beliefs, but soon were proselytised as something awoke that day on the studio lot. In the bloody aftermath, the production was permanently shut down, the footage suppressed, and the soundstage that bore witness forever shuttered.

Until today.

Aviva Copeland is the newly promoted studio head — the youngest in decades. Great things are expected of her. Maybe greater than is fair. She has the unenviable task of restoring the studio’s fading image and resurrecting its financial viability. She’s up for the challenge. Poring over the sea of red in the company ledger she finds just the thing to help her do it — a prime piece of California real estate has been sitting unused on the studio books, hemorrhaging money for decades. Why would they let a lot this valuable just rot? Aviva will soon find her answer and with it she will discover that though the lot may have been closed for a half-century, 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 (Animosity, A-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!

THE LOT #2

TANKERS #3

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Cover by LEWIS LaROSA with LAURA MARTIN
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
THREE ISSUES | BI-MONTHLY
$5.99 EACH | 40 PGS. | RATED: T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 4, 2021

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 over-budget, New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Justice League), blockbuster artist Juan Jose Ryp (Wolverine), and colorist extraordinaire Andrew Dalhouse (The Multiversity Guidebook) 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 the second of THREE MEGA-SIZED ISSUES SHIPPING BIMONTHLY (that means every other month, don’t look it up).

Get Passive/Aggressive with Matt Kindt, David Lapham, and Bad Idea’s Hero Trade

Bad Idea has been revealing its final five series and the fourth reveal is Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive from Matt Kindt and David Lapham. Coming August 4 it also includes a new Bad Idea B-Side in the one-shot.

Midnight in Los Angeles, and the brutal vigilante known as The Watch metes out justice, cleaning the street of lawbreaking scum. As fist meets face, The Watch’s phone rings: it’s Fred from Capitol A-1 Bank. The Watch has been hacked — actually, it’s his civilian identity — but Fred sure as shit doesn’t know who he’s talking to — he’s just calling the high-end clients to let them know their bank account’s been drained.

“Don’t worry,” Fred says. “We’re insured. It’ll be fine.”

“No it won’t,” The Watch replies.

The Watch is headed to Russia — with $8.8 billion reasons to kill every last member of the Russian hacking farm —and justice will be measured in broken bones and gallons of blood.

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and legendary illustrator David Lapham (Stray Bullets) give bone-shredding vengeance a name this August as another piece is placed on the HERO TRADE board in a tale guaranteed to shock and provoke.

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