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PREVIEW: 'Nuclear Family' #1 by Stephanie Phillips, Tony Shasteen, and JD Mettler

 America, 1957. Elvis dominates the airwaves and apple pie is served after every meal. But, with the dark cloud of nuclear holocaust looming, Korean War vet Tim McClean’s major concern is taking care of his family in the atomic age. When the first bomb does drop on an unexpecting Midwest city, Tim and his family find themselves plunged into a strange new world, where what’s left of the United States has gone underground while continuing to wage war on Russia with unthinkable tactics. Based on Philip K. Dick’s short story Breakfast at Twilight , NUCLEAR FAMILY is written by  Stephanie Phillips ( Butcher of Paris, Heavy Metal , ARTEMIS AND THE ASSASSIN, RED ATLANTIS) and illustrated by Tony Shasteen ( Star Trek ). It’s Cold War-era science fiction at its most timely and terrifying. As Phillips explained when interviewed about the series by The Hollywood Reporter at the end of last year, “[it’s] about a family that seems like the ideal nuclear family in the 1950s. But, when an unexpected

GUNCATS #1: The Western-Inspired Sci-Fi of 'Cowboy Bebop' Meets the Comedic Action of 'Rat Queens'

Meet your new favorite bounty hunters! When a pair of rookie bounty hunters accept a dangerous job in the wildest corner of space, they stumble into a fight they weren’t prepared for—and draw the ire of the baddest criminals in the galaxy.


GUNCATS has beautiful, stylish art, a women-centered story, diverse creators and space puppies! It's a mix of classic pulp sci-fi and old western storytelling with a modern twist.

Creator/writer Samantha Wallschlaeger (the video game writer for Guild Wars 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Star Wars: The Old Republic), comments that "What we want most for our readers is to simply have fun. GUNCATS is silly and adventurous and stylish, and we just want you to dig in and enjoy the ride. And if you can do so while listening to Sleigh Bells’ entire discography, even better."

She continues by saying: "When Joge and I began working on GUNCATS nearly four years ago, we set out to make the kind of comic we desperately wanted to read. I was longing, at the time, for more books centered around the magical phenomenon that is female friendship. Cass and Iola travel to hell and back together—many times as a result of their own flaws—and they always come out on the other side even closer than before. Through all the gunfights and aliens and wall-to-wall action, GUNCATS is, at its core, a story about how a pair of BFFs have the tenacity to take on the world (or in this case, the galaxy)."

The first issue of GUNCATS #1 will be available in a comic book shop near you on August 29, 2018. Pre-order the book with the Diamond item code JUN181315.

GUNCATS #1
Writer(s): Samantha Wallschlaeger
Artist Name(s): Joge, Rosa “Rozakaz” Rantila
Cover Artist(s): Joge, Rosa “Rozakaz” Rantila
32 pgs./ T / FC
$3.99






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