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BAD IDEA – A New Comic Book Publisher With Interesting Ideas

BAD IDEA – An Unruly New Comic Book Publisher Coming Soon to a Store Near You
(or Not)

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There’s a new comic book publisher in town and the people behind it are looking to stir things up in the industry.

They are well known in the comics world as the force behind the resurrection of the Valiant Entertainment publishing division almost a decade ago: Dinesh Shamdasani, Warren Simons, Hunter Gorinson, Joshua Johns, and Atom! Freeman. They have a few ideas in mind this time around, and they are certainly unique.

Bad Idea comics will:

  • not have more than one or two single issues per month
  • “<not> do anything unless it’s special”
  • be in a pristinely designed, prestige-format package that will be oversized with page counts far in excess of the standard 22 pages
  • feature no variants
  • not be offered digitally
  • not be collected into trade paperbacks, hardcovers, or other bookshelf formats.
  • only be sold a comic shop

In addition to all that, Bad Idea’s new releases won’t be available everywhere. To get things going, BAD IDEA will be self-distributing its titles to a carefully selected roster of just 20 participating comic book retailers with more admitted on a rolling basis for a total of roughly 50 within the first year. This includes strict enforcement in each store of only one comic per customer! This will make getting Bad Idea comics a little tough for many people.

Bad Idea does have a long roster of comics heavyweights in their line-up including Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite, Mae Catt, Joshua Dysart, Tomas Giorello, Lewis LaRosa, Adam Pollina, Robert Venditti, Marguerite Bennett, Eric Heisserer, Jody Houser, Jeff Lemire, Peter Milligan, Zeb Wells, and more.

We’re looking forward to what Bad Idea brings to the industry!

Take a look at their press release below.

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American Gods: The Moment of the Storm Arrives In April

A STORM IS BREWING, AND NO ONE CAN ESCAPE IT

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“American Gods: The Moment of the Storm” brings “American Gods” to its epic finale in April 2019

 

 

American Gods: The Moment of the Storm, the third and final installment of the American Gods saga, begins in April from Dark Horse. American Gods: The Moment of the Storm #1, by creators Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, & Scott Hampton arrives on April 17th, 2019.

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Walmart Exclusive DC Comics 100-Page Giant Anthology Series Begins July 1st

100-PAGE GIANT COMICS FROM DC TO BE SOLD EXCLUSIVELY  AT WALMART STORES THIS SUMMER

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Available July 1, Monthly Anthology Titles Combine All-New Stories by Top DC Writers
with Classic Tales from DC’s Deep History

Original Stories Featuring Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Dan Jurgens and Tim Seeley

12-Part Superman Story by Tom King and 12-Part Batman Story by Brian Michael Bendis to Follow in September

 

 

Today DC Entertainment announced a series of $4.99 100-Page Giant anthology comics, featuring all-new stories only available in those books, will be sold exclusively at more than 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US starting in July.

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First Looks & Details of Upcoming DC Zoom & DC Ink Titles in 2019

DC ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS ARTISTS, ON SALE DATES, COVERS AND FIRST LOOKS FOR UPCOMING DC ZOOM AND DC INK TITLES

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First Wave of Middle Grade and Young Adult Graphic Novels to be illustrated by Acclaimed Artists Ile Gonzalez, Cara McGee, Stephen Byrne, Gabriel Picolo, Isaac Goodhart, Marcelo Di Chiara and More!

All-Star Authors Ridley Pearson, Meg Cabot, Danielle Paige, Kami Garcia, Lauren Myracle, Mariko Tamaki and Shea Fontana to Share New Details About DC Zoom and DC Ink Titles at ALA Annual 2018

 

 

DC Entertainment today revealed more details and first looks of DC Zoom & DC Ink titles, their new young reader imprints launching in Spring 2019. You can find all the info below; Let us know what you think. 

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DC Vertigo Relaunched After 25 Years With New Executive Editor

DC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES VERTIGO RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS WITH A LINE-WIDE RELAUNCH AND DC VERTIGO REBRAND, HELMED BY NEW EXECUTIVE EDITOR MARK DOYLE

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DC Entertainment is rebranding and doing a line-wide relaunch of their critically-acclaimed Vertigo imprint on its 25th anniversary. Seven new titles have been announced for late 2018 / early 2019, with the first – Border Town – being released in October.

Read moreDC Vertigo Relaunched After 25 Years With New Executive Editor

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The Sandman Universe – Curated by Neil Gaiman – Arrives in August From Vertigo

VERTIGO REUNITES WITH LEGENDARY AUTHOR NEIL GAIMAN TO CURATE ‘THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE’

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The Sandman Universe, a new Vertigo line of comic books curated by Neil Gaiman, will begin August 8, 2018 with THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1 written by Gaiman, Spurrier, Hopkinson, Watters and Howard, featuring art by Bilquis Evely.

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First Look at Marvel Primer Pages Coming This Fall in Select Titles

Marvel Primer Pages add All-New Content to MARVEL LEGACY!

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Bonus all-new comic pages at no extra cost!

 

This Fall, Marvel introduces Marvel Primer Pages featured in select Marvel Legacy titles to introduce new readers to each character. Here’s your first look at Marvel Primer Pages by Robbie Thompson & Mark Bagley.

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Fantagraphics’ Superhero Universe – ALL TIME COMICS Debuts in 2017

Fantagraphic Books To Publish ALL TIME COMICS,
A Shared Superhero Universe Featuring The World’s Most Fanta*stic Heroes

ALL TIME COMICS: CRIME DESTROYER #1

 

Fantagraphics Books is unveiling their new shared superhero universe, All Time Comics, with All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1 in March 2017. All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1 is written by Josh Bayer, inked by Ben Marra, and features the last artwork by Wolverine co-creator and comics legend Herb Trimpe.

Being a fan of Fantagraphics for over 30 years, I’m certainly looking forward to seeing the creativity they employ in this superhero universe featuring “the world’s most fanta*stic heroes” – Atlas, Blind Justice, Bullwhip, & Crime Destroyer.

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