Between August and December, the small publisher Bad Idea will publish five series, for a total of 15 comics. The company, which uses an unusual marketing model (see “ICv2 Interview: Bad Idea Executive Team”), says that it will go out of business at the end of the year. Here’s the rundown on the comics announced this week.
Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive,
by writer Matt Kindt and artist David Lapham, is a 32-page, black and white one-shot featuring a vigilante whose bank account is hacked and drained; he heads to Russia to exact brutal revenge on the hackers. This issue will also include a “B-Side” (Bad Idea’s term for a backup story) and the cover is by Lapham. The comic will be released on August 4 with an MSRP of $7.99.
Monster Kill Squad,
by writer Christos Gage, artist Thomas Giorello, and colorist Diego Rodriguez, is a four-issue monthly series that will launch on September 1 with a 32-page issue that will include a B-Side story. The main story features a government-funded squad of monster killers, a rapid response team in a world where cryptid attacks are on the rise. The first issue, with a cover by Giorello, Lewis Larosa, and Rodriguez, will go on sale on September 1 with an MSRP of $6.99.
by writer Peter Miller, artist Adam Pollina, and colorist Tamra Bonvillain, is the story of Monday, a pyrate (their spelling) who is captured by the British Navy, along with her husband and crew. The British execute the others but, upon learning that Monday is pregnant, spare her life and instead send her off to sea in a raft, where she plots her bloody revenge. The first issue of this four-issue monthly series will be released on September 1 with a cover by Pollina and Bonvillain, and it will include a B-Side story; the MSRP for the 32-page issue is $7.99.
Refuse x Last Resorts
is a “double-shot” 88-page comic with two complete stories. Refuse,
by writer Matt Kindt, with art and cover by Marguerite Sauvage, is a sci-fi story about a woman who wakes up on a deserted island and, after several months of struggling to survive, finds a spaceship, fixes it, and travels across the galaxy. Last Resorts,
by writer Mark Russell, with art and cover by Adam Pollina, is about a time-share pitch with a twist, sit through the presentation, get a free vacation, but buried in the fine print is the catch: They’ll also take your DNA, clone you, and use the clones as slaves. Refuse x Last Resorts
will go on sale on November 3 with an MSRP of $9.99.
by writer Joshua Dysart, artist Thomas Giorello, and colorist Diego Rodriguez, is a five-issue weekly series about a child who is sent by the god-king Odinn to retrieve his eye, which he traded away in exchange for wisdom. The first issue, which will include a B-Side story and a cover by Giorello and Rodriguez, will be 72 pages and will be released on December 1 with an MSRP of $9.99; subsequent issues will be 32 pages with an MSRP of $7.99.
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