Bad Idea, the new comic book publisher that has launched a number of bizarre marketing campaigns since its inception, has released a preview for ENIAC #1 by Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite and Diego Rodriguez, set to be on sale in March 2021. Bad Idea describes ENIAC thusly:
At the height of World War II, the world’s most ingenious minds began a race to create a super-weapon capable of ending the war with the push of a button. One of those projects gave us the atom bomb…and another produced the world’s first supercomputer: ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) – an immeasurably complex mathematical model that targeted the Axis war machine by calculating missile trajectories and troop deployments.
Take a look at the 10 page first look, as well as Bad Idea’s press release, below:
Hey, it’s us…Bad Idea!
Yes, we survived The Button. Then, we deployed THE HERO TRADE into unsuspecting comic shops around the world. And of course, we and our fans came together to form a Voltron of greatness, clicked a billion clicks, and much rejoicing followed.
But all of these feats are mere prelude to what happens next – because, in 2021, Bad Idea finally does what we’ve been threatening to do all along: Actually publish comics!
At long last, our runaway train of comics anticipation hits a hairpin turn this March as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and incendiary artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice) take point at the helm of Bad Idea’s long-awaited, much-anticipated, dizzy spell-inducing debut series in ENIAC #1!
Impressive, eh? Now that you’re all buttered up, Bad Idea is pleased to reveal an extended, 10-page look inside our must-read milestone-in-the making. Seriously though: Please make sure you are sitting down – we wouldn’t want anyone to pass out and fall on a family member or beloved pet in the process.At the height of World War II, the world’s most ingenious minds began a race to create a super-weapon capable of ending the war with the push of a button. One of those projects gave us the atom bomb…and another produced the world’s first supercomputer: ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) – an immeasurably complex mathematical model that targeted the Axis war machine by calculating missile trajectories and troop deployments.
Everybody knows that. It’s real-life American history.
Or so we were told.
On August 6th, 1945, the United States dropped the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima.
Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki… Only President Truman wasn’t the one who gave order.
It was ENIAC.
In the Allies’ determination to end the war, they had accidentally created the world’s first autonomous machine intelligence...which had quickly deduced that one bomb wouldn’t be enough.
But ENIAC’s real plan was only just beginning…
Now, 75 years later, an encrypted countdown has just been detected in Earth’s satellite network and mankind only has three days left before ENIAC launches every weapon in the planet’s nuclear arsenal simultaneously. With few options and even less time, the Secretary of Defense has just given two covert operatives the most important mission in human history: kill ENIAC.
Featuring an all-new cover by artistic juggernaut Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX) and practically bursting out of its comic book-sized muscle tee with more than 40 pages of content (including a top-secret, standalone bonus story that we can’t even talk about yet), prepare to hear an awful lot about ENIAC’s high-caliber sci-fi thrillride as March 2021 draws closer. And that’s not all – in the wake of ENIAC’s steamrolling debut, Bad Idea will be following it up with even more right hooks throughout the spring and summer:March 2021
ENIAC #1 (of 4)
Matt Kindt (writer) ** Doug Braithwaite (art) ** Diego Rodriguez (colors) ** Lewis LaRosa with Laura Martin (cover)
TANKERS #1 (of 3)
Robert Venditti (writer) ** Juan Jose Ryp (art/cover) ** Jordie Bellaire (colors)
Matt Kindt (writer) ** Adam Pollina (art/cover) ** Matt Hollingsworth (colors)
THE LOT #1 (of 4)
Marguerite Bennett (writer) ** Renato Guedes (art/cover)
SLAY BELLS #1
Zeb Wells (writer) ** David Lafuente (art/cover) ** Ulises Arreola (colors)So you’ve made it to the bottom of the press release and you’re probably asking yourself: “What the hell is Bad Idea, anyway?” Close the door and sit down, because this is where it gets interesting.
Bad Idea is a dangerously unruly, equally experimental, and audaciously entertaining new comics publisher built to service just one wild idea: Monthly comics, sold exclusively in comic books stores. No digital releases. No trade paperbacks or hardcovers. And no variant covers, either. Just super-high quality comics storytelling published in a deluxe, prestige format package that will always leave you wanting more – because we’ll never publish more than two in a given month.
No, no, you didn’t accidentally eat paint chips and start hallucinating. Or maybe you did? It’s not for us to judge. Either way, if you want to pick one of Bad Idea’s egregiously awesome new series, you simply have to visit a Bad Idea “destination store” – one of the 100 and counting comic shops around the world that have signed on to join our independent network of direct-distribution retail partners – to pick them up on a Wednesday. (Or pre-order in advance to make sure you secure your copy.)
We’ll be revealing more stores in the weeks and months to come and progressively adding even more on a rolling basis too, so if you’re a retailer and would like to get some of what Bad Idea’s got, just email us at email@example.com.
We’ve made it even easier, too. To locate a Bad Idea retailer near you and then pre-order ENIAC #1 and every other Bad Idea title, simply click here and fill out the little form.ENIAC #1 (of 4)
** MATT KINDT (writer) **
** DOUG BRAITHWAITE (art) **
** DIEGO RODRIGUEZ (colors) **
** DAVE SHARPE (letters) **
** LEWIS LAROSA with LAURA MARTIN (cover) **
** $3.99 // ON SALE MARCH 2021 **
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