In a world dominated by instant gratification, ubiquitous access to information and spoilers — so many spoilers — one company dares to be different. One company dares to not market the f@#k out of every last ounce of story before the comics are even released. Especially when it comes to TANKERS #1 by Robert Venditti & Juan José Ryp — the only comic brave enough to admit that the biggest injustice of the dinosaurs’ extinction is that mankind didn’t get to kill them all ourselves! BAD IDEA may not be the comics publisher we deserve, but it’s the one we need.

And that is why, no matter what you offer us, no matter how you threaten us, we will never tell you any of the amazing, stupendous, mind-blasting secrets of the BAD IDEA B-Side story in this Wednesday’s TANKERS #1!

Unless, of course, we’ve hidden the secrets in a code and weaved them into the first two paragraphs of this email. Why else would we write such ridiculous copy? The first person to crack the code and correctly decipher this Wednesday’s TANKERS #1 B-Side secret spoiler wins a lifetime supply of Robert Venditti (taxes and fees not included).

For the rest of you — and in honor of the second ever BAD IDEA DAY and the release of both TANKERS #1 and ENIAC #2 on April 7th — we proudly present a preview of the brand-new HERO TRADE B-Side by Matt Kindt and David Lapham as well as a peak at the color cover to TANKERS #2.

Cover by Lewis LaRosa & Laura Martin

Remember: TANKERS will be released bi-monthly as THREE DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUES of dinosaur-battling intensity containing more than 40 pages of content beginning April 7th and is guaranteed to melt your face, eyes, and prefrontal cortex.

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.

But that’s not all, on the same day, the runaway train of comics anticipation that is BAD IDEA continues with ENIAC #2 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and incendiary artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice). And in the wake of ENIAC and TANKERS steamrolling debuts, Bad Idea will be delivering even more right hooks throughout the spring and summer:

MAY 2021
***  WHALESVILLE x ROCKS AND MINERALS ***
WHALESVILLE
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

JULY 2021
THE LOT #1 (of 4)
Marguerite Bennett (writer) ** Renato Guedes (art/colors/cover)
FOUR ISSUES ** MONTHLY

JULY 2021
SLAY BELLS #1
Zeb Wells (writer) ** David Lafuente (art/cover) ** Ulises Arreola (colors)
SANTA-SIZED ONE-SHOT

Remember, the BAD IDEA way also means no variants, no trades, no digital, select stores, perennially available Not First Printings and no more than two comics a month – just monthly comics, sold in comic book shops. Goodbye, troubles. Hello, BAD IDEA SIMPLICITY™.

Wanna get in while the gettin’s good with Bad Idea?  You simply have to visit a Bad Idea “Destination Store” — one of the 200 and counting comic shops around the world that have joined our independent network of direct-distribution retail partners — to pick up all the glorious BAD IDEA books every first Wednesday of the month. (Or pre-order in advance to make sure you secure your copy.)

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In a world dominated by instant gratification, ubiquitous access to information and spoilers -- so many spoilers -- one company dares to be different. One company dares to not market the f@#k out of every last ounce of story before the comics are even released. Especially when it comes to TANKERS #1...