Bad Idea Offers Up First Look At Matt Kindt And Doug Braithwaite’s ‘ENIAC’ #1 Available In Just 20 Shops

by Olly MacNamee

I’m still not too sure how I feel about Bad idea as a fan, but as a comic book blogger I feel it’s my duty to report on this new start-up’s journey to being a bonafide publisher that could well hold its own amongst all the other publishers out there. How successful a comic book can be when it’s only being sold in just 20 stores, initially, is anyone’s guess, but one can only imagine that these 20 stores are some of the bigger ones on the planet. Still feels a bit off for other bricks and mortar stores who may be keen to get involved.
Whatever the feelings of fans such as myself, today brings us a first look at Bad Idea’s first release, ENIAC #1 by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite, and we thought you might want to take a peak ahead of it’s May 6th release at selected stores. Y’know, to se what most of us will be missing.

At the height of World War II, the world’s most ingenious minds began a race to create a super-weapon capable of ending the war with the push of a button. One of those projects gave us the atom bomb…and another produced the world’s first supercomputer: ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) – an immeasurably complex mathematical model that targeted the Axis war machine by calculating missile trajectories and troop deployments.
Everybody knows that. It’s real-life American history.
Or so we were told.
On August 6th, 1945, the United States dropped the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima.
Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki… Only President Truman wasn’t the one who gave order.
It was ENIAC.
In the Allies’ determination to end the war, they had accidentally created the world’s first autonomous machine intelligence…which had quickly deduced that one bomb wouldn’t be enough.
But ENIAC’s real plan was only just beginning…
Now, 75 years later, an encrypted countdown has just been detected in Earth’s satellite network and mankind only has three days left before ENIAC launches every weapon in the planet’s nuclear arsenal simultaneously. 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.
From the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and incendiary artist Doug Braithwaite comes ENIAC #1, the debut series from BAD IDEA – the disruptive and experimental new comic publisher pushing the bounds of the medium (and your patience) one issue a time. This is no ordinary comic book… This is the long-classified history of an unspoken superpower more formidable than all of Earth’s nations combined…and now its story can finally be told.

All of this, and we still haven’t been given any word on which stores will be privileged enough to sell these floppies. We’ll let you know, in case you’re lucky enough to live by one deemed suitable for this new venture. Will you be worthy?

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