MARK WAID & DAVID LAPHAM Drop A Brand-New BAD IDEA Story Exclusively In This Month’s Diamond Previews Catalog

But Is It A First Appearance?
Are you ready for BAD IDEA to be back?!

Of course not! There’s no way you’re prepared for the level of awesome coming your way this November.

Are you excited for BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE?

How could you be?! We’ve literally told you nothing about the books.

Have you secured your copies of the BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE books by pre-ordering?

If you have, then you clearly know us well! Well enough to know that we’ve definitely got something up our sleeve to make those that don’t pre-order regret it.

All that’s left is to sit back and enjoy the insanity we have planned to celebrate the big return! Insanity like the brand-new story entitled THE FIRST SUPPER, that we’ve included in this month’s Diamond Previews Catalog. From the diabolical minds of Mark Waid and David Lapham comes a must read work of meta genius that, depending on who you ask, is either a biting criticism of the  hypocrisy inherent in the continuing blurring of reading and collecting in comics, or a pitch perfect exploration of the intellectual stamina needed to fully appreciate the joys of not just reading comics, but collecting them too.

It’s also chock full of unsuccessful attempts at first appearances! Major characters from every single title in the BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE slate of comics make an appearance. And not just an appearance, but almost all of them appear in this story before their own books even come out, in multiple panels, with dialogue, and we even name them! Eagle-eyed readers will also find the one character we snuck in from BAD IDEA TWO: PART TWO!

But, despite all that, these are not first appearances. They can’t be. Diamond Previews is a catalog, not a comic book. These are marketing appearances, not in-continuity story appearances. You can’t bag and board the story. Forget grading the thing. Surely, that’s not how first appearances work…right?

So run to your local comic book store and pick up a copy of Previews issue #408 to see for yourself what all the fuss is about. There’s no better way to kick off your adventure with BAD IDEA TWO than by diving into Previews today!

Interior Art by DAVID LAPHAM
A quick recap of BAD IDEA TWO for those that missed it:

BAD IDEA is officially back!

Not just back, but bigger, badder and filled to the brim with comics. We may have been “over”, but we certainly weren’t idle. Team BAD IDEA was hard at work building a massive reservoir of new comics. So massive that one slate of books could not contain it all.

Introducing BAD IDEA TWO — a mammoth two-part slate of mind-blowing comic books that are so staggering they have to be seen to be believed. These are the types of comics you can only make if you’re solely focused on creating them and not distracted by the printing or selling or marketing.

BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE consists of seven brain-melting, long box-busting titles so guaranteed to excite and dazzle that we’re going to offer them for a very special blind pre-order!

No details about the BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE stories, titles or the creators will be revealed until after the BAD IDEA TWO PRE-ORDER DAY EVENT. So run, don’t walk, to one of the many BAD IDEA Destination Stores and pre-order all seven of the books in the big BAD IDEA return to guarantee nothing BAD IDEA-y prevents you from completing your BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE collection.

Here’s how the BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE PRE-ORDER DAY event works:

1 – BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE is made up of seven titles (15 issues) on-sale between November and February.
2 – Connect with any BAD IDEA Destination Store (in-person or by any other means accepted by the store).
3 – Pre-order all seven of the BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE titles with your store. You are pre-ordering blind. No titles. No story details. No creative teams. Only the cover price and number of issues will be released. Consult your store for their pre-order requirements.
4 – If you’re one of the first 10 people to pre-order all seven titles at your store, you will be awarded a swanky BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE redemption sticker.
5 – The sticker can be used to redeem, from BAD IDEA, an extra, alternate, and exclusive story choice for one of the soon-to-be-revealed books in the BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE line-up. WTF is a story choice? Oh boy, just you wait.

BAD IDEA is more than just comics sold exclusively in comic book shops, it’s an all-in lifestyle that preaches no variants, no trades, no digital, select stores and the straightforwardness of Not First Printings. Goodbye, troubles. Hello, BAD IDEA SIMPLICITY™.

Make sure you don’t miss a single BAD IDEA release by visiting a BAD IDEA Destination Storeone of the more than 200 around the world. They’ll help you pick up all the glorious BAD IDEA books — but be quick, sell outs are common — or pre-order with one in advance to make sure you secure your copy

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