Bad Idea begins in 2021.  The unruly new publisher has revealed their slate of new releases which can be found in select comic book stores next year:  Tankers by Robert Venditti & Juan Jose Ryp; Whalesville by Matt Kindt & Adam Pollina; The Lot by Marguerite Bennett & Renato Guedes; and Slay Bells by Zeb Wells & David Lafuente.

Tankers #1 (of 3)
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 2021
Writer: Robert Venditti
Art & Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

Publisher Description:  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 overbudget, New York Times bestselling writer Robert Venditti (Justice League), blockbuster artist Juan Jose Ryp (Wolverine), and Eisner Award-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire (Pretty Deadly) 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 Three double-sized issues shipping bi-monthly (that means every other month, don't look it up).

Whalesville #1 (One-Shot)
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 2021
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist & Cover: Adam Pollina
Colorist: Matt Hollingsworth

Publisher Description:  From the limitless imaginations of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), veteran artist Adam Pollina (X-Force), and Eisner Award-winning colorist Matt Hollingsworth (Hawkeye) comes a very special whale tale for all ages (and species) in the tradition of Hayao Miyazaki and Pixar!

When young Wawae – the seaborn son of a whaling captain – is thrown overboard and swallowed whole by a whale, he knows his father will relentlessly pursue revenge against the creature that stole away his boy.  What he didn’t expect, however, is what he’s about to find inside: the town of "Whalesville" – a colorful, cobbled-together village inhabited by an astounding collection of talking sea creatures, including 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 the whole world – and they don't understand the danger that now pursues them from above the waves or that they are even inside a whale at all.  To rescue his new best buddies, Wawae will have to convince them of the truth…and save Whalesville before his own father sends them sinking into the inky depths forever.

The Lot #1 (of 4)
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 2021
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist & Cover: Renato Guedes
Release Date: July 2021

Publisher Description:  In 1970, legendary filmmaker Oliver Larsen began production on his latest horror masterpiece on the lot of Los Angeles’ famed Cloverleaf Studios. Obsessed with bringing authenticity to the genre, the director insisted on casting real-life occultists to perform a genuine Satanic ritual live on camera – until something went horribly wrong.  In the bloody aftermath, the production was shut down, the footage was confiscated, and the soundstage was forever shuttered.

Until today.

On the heels of a promotion that’s just made her the youngest studio chief in decades, Aviva Copeland is planning to overhaul Cloverleaf’s fading image for the 21st century – starting with the prime piece of California real estate that’s gone unused for 50 years: the very same lost soundstage where Larsen filmed his doomed masterpiece. But, as Aviva will soon discover, this corner of the lot may have been closed for a half-century, but 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!

Slay Bells #1 (One-Shot)
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 2021
Writer: Zeb Wells
Artist & Cover: David Lafuente
Colorist: Ulises Arreola

Publisher Description:  You’ve heard of black comedies?  Well, this is the first one that's not just black, but red and green and covered in reams of extremely flammable tinsel that’s already been banned in Canada!

Every Christmas Eve, little Bobby Hamilton and his father rise at dawn for an early morning hunting trip.  It was their favorite tradition – until they accidentally killed a certain red-nosed reindeer.  They should have known better.  They shouldn’t have tried to cover it up. Because Santa Claus knows that they’ve been naughty – and, now like so many fragile Christmas ornaments violently shaken free, the yuletide peace of a quaint Midwestern farming hamlet will forever be shattered as Old Saint Nick comes to town to reap the sweetest gift of all: vengeance.

This July, Emmy Award winner Zeb Wells (Hellions, Robot Chicken), mischief-making artistic all-star David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), and colorist Ulises Arreola (Action Comics) are ready to ruin Christmas a solid six months in advance with the only thing we really wanted this year, anyway: another king-sized Bad Idea one-shot that will soon go down in infamy!

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(Please Note: Only the cover for The Lot #1 is avalable for the preview)