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Dark Horse First Look: Duck and Cover #1 cover by Jacob Phillips

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Dark Horse First Look: Duck and Cover #1 cover by Jacob Phillips

Millions of elementary school students and teens were taught that ‘the flash means act fast. Duck and cover!’ But what happens AFTER the blast?

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Courtesy of Dark Horse, AIPT can exclusively reveal Jacob Phillips’ cover for Duck and Cover #1, the first-ever print edition of the comics series. Originally published digitally, don’t miss my chat with writer Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque all about the series. The first issue drops into comic shops on September 4th.

So what’s Duck and Cover about?

For generations, the threat of nuclear attack was always in the corner of their minds. Millions of elementary school students and teens were taught that “the flash means act fast. Duck and cover!” But what happens AFTER the blast?

The year is 1955, and teenager Del Reeves dreams of ditching town life for a life in movies beyond projecting them at the local drive-in. But when Cold War nightmares become a reality, Del discovers that the film genres he’d grown up watching are more real than he could have ever imagined. When a sudden nuclear exchange obliterates the U.S., only the children who hid under their school desks are spared. These teens now find themselves the lone survivors in a strange and wild new ’50s America.

Dark Horse First Look: Duck and Cover #1 cover by Jacob Phillips

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MILWAUKIE, Ore., (XXXX)—Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque, the creative team behind the New York Times bestselling American Vampire, reimagine the age of the atomic bomb in Duck and Cover, a post-apocalyptic, manga-influenced teen adventure series with a historical twist. Written by Snyder (American Vampire, Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine), illustrated by Albuquerque (American Vampire, A Study in Emerald), colored by Marcelo Maiolo (Nocterra, Jean Grey), and lettered by Bernardo Brice (Census, Adora and The Distance), each print issue spans 56 pages, with #1 arriving September 2024. The first issue will also feature two covers by Albuquerque (including a foil variant) and variant art by Dave Johnson (1:10 incentive variant), Ariela Kristantina (1:25 incentive variant), and one more variant to be revealed at a later date.

About Duck and Cover:

For generations, the threat of nuclear attack was always in the corner of their minds. Millions of elementary school students and teens were taught that “the flash means act fast. Duck and cover!” But what happens AFTER the blast?

The year is 1955, and teenager Del Reeves dreams of ditching town life for a life in movies beyond projecting them at the local drive-in. But when Cold War nightmares become a reality, Del discovers that the film genres he’d grown up watching are more real than he could have ever imagined. When a sudden nuclear exchange obliterates the U.S., only the children who hid under their school desks are spared. These teens now find themselves the lone survivors in a strange and wild new ’50s America.

Duck and Cover is perfect for fans of Fallout.

Duck and Cover #1 (of 3) will be available in comic shops on September 4, 2024. It is now available to preorder from your local comic shop for $4.99.

Be sure to follow Dark Horse Comics on social media and check our website, www.darkhorse.com, for more news, announcements, and updates!

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