Mergers and acquisitions stans, you may want to sit down for this one.
The hottest pure business announcement of the year is here!
BAD IDEA is pleased to announce that the rumors are true: its upcoming comic book spectacular, WHALESVILLE, has entered into a definitive merger agreement with the until-this-very-minute- top-secret, ROCKS AND MINERALS.
How could such an incredible consolidation of stories happen? Through various types of financial transactions, of course. Tender offers, management purchases, asset trusts, charitable foundations, accounts payable, balance sheet, profit margin…it’s all a bit technical.
You’ve never seen a Bad Idea like this one!
Introducing WHALESVILLE x ROCKS AND MINERALS — a brand-new, perfect-bound format with a massive new story added to the already enormous WHALESVILLE — two sets of amazing creators telling two incredible stories smashed together to create one epic 72-page, ad-free tome!
*** WHALESVILLE x ROCKS AND MINERALS ***
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by ADAM POLLINA
Colors by MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
ROCKS AND MINERALS
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TONY MILLIONAIRE
Colors by JAMES CAMPBELL
Cover by ADAM POLLINA with MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
WHALE-SIZED ONE-SHOT | NO ADS
$9.99 EACH | 72 PGS. | RATED: E – EVERYONE | ON SALE MAY 5, 2021
WHALESVILLE x ROCKS AND MINERALS SNEAK PREVIEW
Interior Art by Adam Pollina and Tony Millionaire
Color Art by Matt Hollingsworth and James Campbell
First, from the limitless imaginations of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (River Run), virtuoso artist Adam Pollina (Pyrate Queen), and Eisner Award-winning colorist Matt Hollingsworth (Whalesville…duh) comes a very special whale tale for all ages (and species) in the tradition of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli and Pixar!
When young Wawae – the seaborn son of a whaling captain – is knocked overboard and swallowed by an enormous whale, he discovers the town of “Whalesville” – a colorful, cobbled-together village inhabited by all the astounding sea creatures that live in the belly of the beast. 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 their whole world – they don’t realize they live inside of a whale — and they can’t fathom that Wawae’s father will stop at nothing to destroy the creature that stole his son! To rescue his new friends and save Whalesville, Wawae will have to convince them of the truth and escape the whale…before his own father sends them sinking into the murky depths forever.
Then, Matt Kindt’s highly developed brain musculature joins forces with multiple Eisner Award-winning living legend, Tony Millionaire, and the color stylings of James Campbell, for a tale of friendship and adventure in the far future.
In the time after the Great Polishing, organic life is no more. Earth is ruled by highly evolved rubble, rocks and minerals. They walk. They talk. They are free. But their age is just beginning and the world is still a largely unknown and very scary place. When the Rock Queen’s daughter and her two best friends venture into the forbidden unpolished zone, they find the world mankind left behind and meet what they think is a very quiet new green rock. To their surprise it sprouts a head, four legs and a very loud voice. This is no rock. This is Elpis the turtle, and she needs help getting back to her pond in time to lay her eggs. But what is a pond? For that matter, what’s a turtle? The three friends must venture further into the unknown to help Elpis to unravel a secret the Queen herself has fought to keep from her people. A tale of high adventure in the second stone age!
*** ENIAC #3 ***
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Cover by LEWIS LaROSA with DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
PLUS: The much anticipated inclusion of THE HERO TRADE as a BAD IDEA B-SIDE
FOUR ISSUES | MONTHLY
$3.99 EACH | 32 PGS. | RATED T+ | ON SALE MAY 5, 2021
ENIAC #3 SNEAK PREVIEW
Interior Art by Doug Braithwaite with Diego Rodriguez
Hero Trade Art by David Lapham
Seventy-seven years ago, the United States unlocked the key to defeating the Axis powers, but, in their desperation to end the war, accidentally created a far more powerful threat: ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer). Designed to be a cutting-edge breakthrough in supercomputing that could deliver a decisive victory to the Allies, ENIAC did just that…by ordering the bombing Nagasaki without human consent or approval. A fully autonomous A.I free from the bounds of programming or morality, ENIAC spent the decades since manipulating global superpowers from the shadows, secretly shaping everything we thought we knew about the history of the geopolitical order. And, throughout it all, one classified question has plagued presidents and prime ministers, generals and spymasters alike: “What is ENIAC planning next?”
Now, after years of silence, ENIAC has re-emerged with a 72-hour countdown until it unleashes every weapon in Earth’s atomic arsenal. Its motives? Unknowable to humankind. Its endgame? Destruction on an unthinkable scale. As ENIAC’s clock rockets toward zero, it’s down to two covert operatives to infiltrate a Russian black site and free the one man alive who knows how to kill the machine…before it erases mankind, once and for all.
THE HERO TRADE is included as this month’s BAD IDEA B-Side
Wave 2 stores, please note that you can now order your allocated allotment of 5 copies of ENIAC #1 First Printing for arrival with your May shipping product. Any order exceeding 5 copies will be deleted.
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