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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

EXTENDED PREVIEW: Bad Idea's 'Tankers' #1 by Robert Venditti, Juan Jose Ryp, and Andrew Dalhouse

 How do you top top-ness? How do you re-conquer conquering? How do you follow up the most hotly anticipated debut in all of comics* history?

You call Robert Venditti.

And you say to the man all men are eventually judged against, "Jurassic times call for Jurassic measures, Rob. Can you meet the challenge?"

With a flick of his locks and a twinkle in his smile, the Silver Fox answers the only way he knows how, "You bet Jur-ass-i-can."

Thus, with one embryonic dinosaur pun, was born the insane baby of time travel, mech armor, tough-guy roughnecks, deep-seated grudges against prehistoric reptiles, ethically debased oil executives, and, the horrors of evolution run amok!

Ladies and gentlemen, from the deeply unsettling and sugar-dependent imaginations of New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Justice League), blockbuster artist Juan Jose Ryp (Wolverine), and colorist supreme, Andrew Dalhouse (Batman) comes TANKERS! The only comic brave enough to admit that the biggest injustice of the dinosaurs' extinction is that mankind didn't get to kill them all ourselves. Guaranteed to melt your face, eyes, and prefrontal cortex when Bad Idea unloads THREE DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUES of dinosaur-battling intensity shipping bi-monthly into select comic shops worldwide beginning in April 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.

Featuring an all-new cover by artistic T-Rex Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), practically bursting out of its comic book-sized muscle tee with more than 40 pages of content (including a top-secret, standalone bonus B-Side story we can't even talk about yet) and currently allocation free!

***  TANKERS #1 ***







$5.99 EACH  |  40 PGS.  |  RATED T+  |  ON SALE APRIL 7, 2021

Courtesy of Bad Idea