How do you top top-ness? How do you re-conquer conquering? How do you follow up the most hotly anticipated debut in all of comics* history?
You call Robert Venditti.
And you say to the man all men are eventually judged against, “Jurassic times call for Jurassic measures, Rob. Can you meet the challenge?”
With a flick of his locks and a twinkle in his smile, the Silver Fox answers the only way he knows how, “You bet Jur-ass-i-can.”
Thus, with one embryonic dinosaur pun, was born the insane baby of time travel, mech armor, tough-guy roughnecks, deep-seated grudges against prehistoric reptiles, ethically debased oil executives, and, the horrors of evolution run amok!
Ladies and gentlemen, from the deeply unsettling and sugar-dependent imaginations of New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Justice League), blockbuster artist Juan Jose Ryp (Wolverine), and colorist supreme, Andrew Dalhouse (Batman) comes TANKERS! 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. Guaranteed to melt your face, eyes, and prefrontal cortex when Bad Idea unloads THREE DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUES of dinosaur-battling intensity shipping bi-monthly into select comic shops worldwide beginning in April 2021!
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.
Featuring an all-new cover by artistic T-Rex Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), practically bursting out of its comic book-sized muscle tee with more than 40 pages of content (including a top-secret, standalone bonus B-Side story we can’t even talk about yet) and currently allocation free!
But that’s not all, in less than one month, the runaway train of comics anticipation that is BAD IDEA officially arrives with ENIAC #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and incendiary artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice) on March 3rd.
And in the wake of ENIAC and TANKERS steamrolling debuts, Bad Idea will be delivering even more right hooks throughout the spring and summer:
Matt Kindt (writer) ** Adam Pollina (art/cover) ** Matt Hollingsworth (colors)
THE LOT #1 (of 4)
Marguerite Bennett (writer) ** Renato Guedes (art/colors/cover)
FOUR ISSUES ** MONTHLY
SLAY BELLS #1
Zeb Wells (writer) ** David Lafuente (art/cover) ** Ulises Arreola (colors)
Remember, the BAD IDEA way also means no variants, no trades, no digital, select stores, perennially avaliable 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 signed on to join our independent network of direct-distribution retail partners — to pick them up on a Wednesday. (Or pre-order in advance to make sure you secure your copy.)
We’ve made it even easier, too. To locate a Bad Idea retailer near you and then pre-order ENIAC #1 and every other Bad Idea title, simply click here and fill out the little form.
*** TANKERS #1 ***
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Cover by LEWIS LaROSA with LAURA MARTIN
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
THREE ISSUES | BI-MONTHLY
$5.99 EACH | 40 PGS. | RATED T+ | ON SALE APRIL 7, 2021
*For the purposes of this exercise BAD IDEA has defined “comics” as “BAD IDEA comics”. Therefore “comics history” is “BAD IDEA comics history” which will begin March 3rd, 2021 with the debut of the timeline defining ENIAC #1. We, of course, are therefore currently in Year 0 BC (before comics**…duh)