Bad Idea is a Good Idea at Impact Comics

There’s an upstart comics publisher with a seriously good pedigree looking to do things a bit differently… which sounds like a very BAD IDEA.
No, it’s a great idea, but they’ve called the company BAD IDEA (which sort of covers them if this doesn’t work.) And Impact Comics is one of the few places you can go all in on this Bad Idea.

So, what is BAD IDEA?

A small US comic publisher fronted by the guys who resurrected Valiant Comics, with creators including Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite, Robert Venditti, Juan Jose Ryp, Marguerite Bennett, Zeb Wells, David Lafuente, and more!

How is BAD IDEA different?

You can’t find them everywhere, there are only limited stores carrying their books for now. Impact Comics is one of only three in Australia!

Single issues only. Bad Idea comics are released in single print issues, and that’s it. No digital versions, no collected volumes, no variant covers.

No hoarding! There are rules to being a Bad Idea shop… one of them is that we can only sell one copy per person. So, if you like to look after your comics, read carefully, your reading copy is your collecting copy.

All in! If you want to collect a Bad Idea comic series, you need to commit to getting the whole story arc. For the first series, ENIAC, that means committing to 4 issues.

But, please do hurry, orders close for the first series on 21st of January!

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    So what are the Bad Idea Comics?

    More details at the BAD IDEA website here>>

    Eniac

    Matt Kindt (writer) // Doug Braithwaite (art) // Diego Rodriguez (colors) // Lewis Larosa w/ Laura Martin (covers)

    Commit to the first 4 issues – Orders CLOSE 21st of January for March 2021 start

    Seventy-seven years ago, the United States unlocked the key to defeating the Axis powers, but, in their desperation to end the war, created a far more powerful threat: ENIAC (Electronic Numerator Integrator and Computer), the world’s first supercomputer. ENIAC’s calculations proved vital to turning the tide against Germany and Japan – until it ordered the second atomic bomb to be dropped on Nagasaki without any human order or approval. America had inadvertently created the first artificial intelligence without ever realizing the full extent of its abilities…or its ambitions. For the more than 50 years that followed, ENIAC manipulated global affairs from the shadows, waging a cold war that pitted spy against spy, nation against nation…until it went dark and disappeared from view. Now, years later, an encrypted countdown has just been detected in Earth’s satellite network and mankind only has three days left before ENIAC executes its endgame. With few options and even less time, the Secretary of Defense has just given two covert operatives the most important mission in human history: kill ENIAC…before it kills us.

    Commit to the first 4 issues – Orders CLOSE 21st of January for March 2021 start


    Tankers

    ** Robert Venditti (writer) // Juan Jose Ryp (art + covers) // Jordie Bellaire (colors) **

    Commit to the first 3 issues. Orders close 21st of February for April 2021 start

    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.

    Commit to the first 3 issues. Orders close 21st of February for April 2021 start


    Whalesville

    ** Matt Kindt (writer) // Adam Pollina (art + cover) // Matt Hollingsworth (colors) **

    Commit to the first issue by 21st of March for May 2021 start

    When young Wawae – the seaborn son of a whaling captain – is thrown overboard and swallowed whole by a whale, he knows his father will relentlessly pursue revenge against the creature that stole away his boy. What he didn’t expect, however, is what he’s about to find inside: the town of “Whalesville” – a colorful, cobbled-together village inhabited by an astounding collection of talking sea creatures, including 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 the whole world – and they don’t understand the danger that now pursues them from above the waves or that they are even inside a whale at all. To rescue his new best buddies, Wawae will have to convince them of the truth…and save Whalesville before his own father sends them sinking into the inky depths forever.

    Commit to the first issue by 21st of March for May 2021 start


    The Lot

    ** Marguerite Bennett (writer) // Renato Guedes (art + colors + cover) **

    Commit to the first 4 issues by 21st of May for July 2021 start

    In 1970, legendary filmmaker Oliver Larsen began production on his latest horror masterpiece on the lot of Los Angeles’ famed Cloverleaf Studios. Obsessed with bringing authenticity to the genre, the director insisted on casting real-life occultists to perform a genuine Satanic ritual live on camera – until something went horribly wrong. In the bloody aftermath, the production was shut down, the footage was confiscated, and the soundstage was forever shuttered.

    Until today.

    On the heels of a promotion that’s just made her the youngest studio chief in decades, Aviva Copeland is planning to overhaul Cloverleaf’s fading image for the 21st century – starting with the prime piece of California real estate that’s gone unused for 50 years: the very same lost soundstage where Larsen filmed his doomed masterpiece. But, as Aviva will soon discover, this corner of the lot may have been closed for a half-century, but it’s far from empty…and the evil that lives within its haunted walls will soon seize its chance to kill again.

    Commit to the first 4 issues by 21st of May for July 2021 start


    Slay Bells

    ** Zeb Wells (writer) // David Lafuente (art + cover) // Ulises Arreola (colors) **

    Commit to the first issue by 21st of May for July 2021 start

    You’ve heard of black comedies? Well, this is the first one that’s not just black, but red and green and covered in reams of extremely flammable tinsel that’s already been banned in Canada!

    Every Christmas Eve, little Bobby Hamilton and his father rise at dawn for an early morning hunting trip. It was their favorite tradition – until they accidentally killed a certain red-nosed reindeer. They should have known better. They shouldn’t have tried to cover it up. Because Santa Claus knows that they’ve been naughty – and, now like so many fragile Christmas ornaments violently shaken free, the yuletide peace of a quaint Midwestern farming hamlet will forever be shattered as Old Saint Nick comes to town to reap the sweetest gift of all: vengeance.

    Commit to the first issue by 21st of May for July 2021 start

    You Can Order Here

    More details about our Standing Order system here