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Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals is Getting a Not First Printing

When Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals was initially released, Bad Idea wasn’t sure if they’d release a “Not First Printing” due to the unique nature of the printing. The publisher has decided that while it’s done with whale puns, it’s not done with the comic.

The 72-page perfect-bound format will return due to interest from stores.

Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals features two stories from Matt Kindt with art by Adam Pollina and Tony Millionaire and color by Matt Hollingsworth and James Campbell. The cover is by Pollina and Hollingsworth.


Review: Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals

Bad Idea dives into the all-ages category with this beautiful comic that features two stories!

Story: Matt Kindt
Art: Adam Pollina, Tony Millionaire
Color: Matt Hollingsworth, Jim Campbell
Letterer: Dave Sharpe, Tony Millionaire

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Zeus Comics

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Review: Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals

Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals

Bad Idea dives into the all-ages arena with this beautifully packaged comic featuring two stories of high quality. Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals delivers a double dose of writer Matt Kindt with two stories that would feel right at home with the Jim Henson Company and some puppets.

Whalesville delivers a familiar story with a group stuck inside a whale. It’s a beautiful story in both its narrative and visuals. There’s a modern classic feel about it including its underlying messages and magical flow.

Kindt delivers a cute menagerie of creatures whose only world is within a whale. When a young boy winds up with them, a debate of where he came from and what might lay outside begins.

There’s a very adorable aspect to the discussion diving into perspectives and how we perceive the world around us. There’s solid lessons within that young children might pick up on and while there’s a minor scary moment, the story is one as a parent I could read over and over.

The art by Adam Pollina with color by Matt Hollingsworth and lettering by Dave Sharpe is magical. With a style that reminds me of the stop motion animation of Wes Anderson. Like the story itself, it’s cute and adorable and just full of detail. It feels like a miniature world and one I want to visit and get to experience for myself. It’s magical story and art.

Rocks and Minerals is a kookier focusing on a world where rocks and minerals have come alive. It too has a theme of the world is more than we see but there are other lessons within. Kindt is joined by Tony Millionaire on art, Jim Campbell on color, and Millionaire on lettering. The story is an interesting one about following authority and exploring the world around you and most importantly not hating things that are different. All good lessons for sure. The art is interesting with the different types of rocks adding a nice layer of fun for inquisitive minds. The ending is a bit abrupt in some ways though delivering a rather odd reading experience.

Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals is something very different for Bad Idea both in content and format. But, it’s another win for the upstart publisher. There’s quirky fun about it that hearkens back to stories of my childhood (the terrorizing 80s). This is one for the whole family to enjoy from the fun stories to the beautiful art. It’s a unique experience on the comic shelf.

Story: Matt Kindt Art: Adam Pollina, Tony Millionaire
Color: Matt Hollingsworth, Jim Campbell Letterer: Dave Sharpe, Tony Millionaire
Story: 8.65 Art: 8.65 Overall: 8.65 Recommendation: Buy

Purchase: Zeus Comics

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Heroes Reborn #1

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Batman #108 (DC Comics) – Batman’s undercover to discover what’s up with the new group in town while things are in motion elsewhere bringing together the future Gotham we witnessed in Future State.

Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue leaned more heavily to fans of Fortnite so we’re intrigued to see if the second issue is more friendly to people new to Fortnite.

Becstar #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – A star-hopping mercenary-gone-full time-gambler. Yeah, that kind of sounds awesome.

Broken Souls Ballad #1 (Scout Comics/Black Caravan) – Saint Abigail’s Institute creates monsters – and those monsters are teenagers! The teens discover they have abilities tied to their psychosomatic conditions.

ENIAC #3 (Bad Idea) – The two issues so far have been entertaining with a nice mix of alternate history and action. We’re hoping for more of the same in this tech-thriller.

Eve #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Eve wakes up to a world she wasn’t traiend to live in, a future dystopian America.

The Good Asian #1 (Image Comics) – Following Edison Hark-a haunted, self-loathing Chinese-American detective-on the trail of a killer in 1936 Chinatown. Yeah, we’re in.

Green Lantern #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue was a bit choppy but our new favorite Green Lantern Jo (from Far Sector) debuts in this issue and we’re excited!

Heroes Reborn #1 (Marvel) – It shares a name with that other event but isn’t related. A new world where the Avengers never happened and only Blade remembers… yeah, we want to check this out.

Marjorie Finnegan: Temporal Criminal #1 (AWA Studios) – Garth Ennis writing a new series. That alone has this comic on the list.

Nocterra #3 (Image Comics) – A world of darkness and an amazing new villain. Nocterra is so well thought out at so many details.

The Secret to Superhuman Strength (Mariner Books) – Alison Bechdel goes over her fascination with fitness crazes.

Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1 (Marvel) – It’s a major crossover event in the Star Wars universe as bounty hunters are all after the same bounty… Han Solo frozen in carbonite!

Suicide Squad #3 (DC Comics) – The first two issues have been full of action with some interesting personalities. Add in a body count that’s already high, and we can’t wait to see what’s next.

Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals (Bad Idea) – The comic sounds like it’s more geared towards all ages and with a new format for Bad Idea, we want to see what they have in store for fans.

Bad Idea Continues with “First” Pins for Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals

In just under a week, Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals debuts. The comic is a brand-new, perfect-bound format that pairs two incredible stories together to create one epic 72-page, ad-free tome from Matt Kindt, Adam Pollina, and Tony Millionaire.

As part of the upcoming May 5th festivities, each BAD IDEA Destination Store location will be sent another mysterious and bewildering gold metallic pin. This pin is strictly to be awarded only to the first customer to purchase a copy of Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals at each Bad Idea Destination store location. That’s right, the first customer to walk in during official store hours and pick up a copy – that includes early-bird Wednesday Warriors buying at the counter, someone picking up a pre-order, a random making a purchase, even the guy who really needs to use the restroom but then locks eyes with Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals – you just have to be the first.

These pins are badges of honor and should be worn proudly and with much pageantry! Each pin will arrive in a sweet (super not collectible so you better wear them!) pin backing that brandishes the BAD IDEA logo and is inscribed with the following:

“If you’re holding this you’re an official recipient of the first copy of Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals at your local comic shop.”

Bad Idea has not revealed what secret gifts the pins will bestow, but we dare not divulge its secrets prematurely. Let’s just say you will ABSOLUTELY want to be the very first to get a copy of Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals at your local comic shop the second it opens. Remember, if you’re not first…you’re last. That’s just math.

If you manage to secure an illustrious pin, make sure to post about it on social and tag @badideahello so that our crack social media team can amplify it and spread the word.

Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals Pin

Bad Idea’s Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals Has Sold Out and New Printing is Unknown

The next release from Bad Idea is almost here and the publisher has announced that Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals is sold out at the distributor level.

Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals will debut the same day as ENIAC #3. Unlike previous releases, this comic features a brand-new, perfect bound format featuring two stories in one epic 72-page, ad-free read.

Even with an over-print the comic has sold out. Due to its unique printing its unlikely the comic will receive a “Not First Printing”.

This means, those that must have the comic should contact their shops and make sure they have one reserved.

Whalesville is by writer Matt Kindt with art by Adam Pollina, and color by Matt Hollingsworth. Rocks and Minerals is written by Kindt with art by Tony Millionaire, and color by James Campbell. It features a cover by Adam Pollina and Matt Hollingsworth. The retail price is $9.99.

Locate a Bad Idea retailer here.

First, from the limitless imaginations of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (River Run), virtuoso artist Adam Pollina (Pyrate Queen), and Eisner Award-winning colorist Matt Hollingsworth (Whalesville…duh) comes a very special whale tale for all ages (and species) in the tradition of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli and Pixar!

When young Wawae – the seaborn son of a whaling captain – is knocked overboard and swallowed by an enormous whale, he discovers the town of “Whalesville” – a colorful, cobbled-together village inhabited by all the astounding sea creatures that live in the belly of the beast.  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 their whole world – they don’t realize they live inside of a whale — and they can’t fathom that Wawae’s father will stop at nothing to destroy the creature that stole his son!   To rescue his new friends and save Whalesville, Wawae will have to convince them of the truth and escape the whale…before his own father sends them sinking into the murky depths forever.

Then, Matt Kindt’s highly developed brain musculature joins forces with multiple Eisner Award-winning living legend, Tony Millionaire, and the color stylings of James Campbell, for a tale of friendship and adventure in the far future.

In the time after the Great Polishing, organic life is no more.  Earth is ruled by highly evolved rubble, rocks and minerals. They walk. They talk. They are free. But their age is just beginning and the world is still a largely unknown and very scary place. When the Rock Queen’s daughter and her two best friends venture into the forbidden unpolished zone, they find the world mankind left behind and meet what they think is a very quiet new green rock. To their surprise it sprouts a head, four legs and a very loud voice. This is no rock. This is Elpis the turtle, and she needs help getting back to her pond in time to lay her eggs. But what is a pond? For that matter, what’s a turtle? The three friends must venture further into the unknown to help Elpis to unravel a secret the Queen herself has fought to keep from her people. A tale of high adventure in the second stone age!