Bad Idea Ain’t Gone Yet, If At All, As It Offers Up Its “Final Five”

by Olly MacNamee

For a comic book publisher claiming to be going out of business, Bad Idea is certainly making a big noise. Today we get word of its plan to publish a “Final Five” titles. But maybe, just maybe, Bad Idea is fooling us all, as infamous art auction and WWE wrestling news site Bleeding Cool suggests. Is this simple the end of the name ahead of a relaunch and rebranding? It could very well be.

But, for now, we’ll play along:

Here’s Bad Idea’s guidelines for the final five comic books to be published. But no word on titles as yet.

1 – The FINAL FIVE is made up of five titles (15 issues) on-sale between August and December.
2 – Connect with any BAD IDEA Destination Store ONLY on Wednesday, June 16th (in-person or by any other means accepted by the store).
3 – Pre-order all five of the FINAL FIVE 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 by June 16th. Consult your store for their pre-order requirements.
4 – If you’re one of the first 10 people to pre-order all five titles at your store, you will be awarded a swanky FINAL FIVE redemption sticker.
5 – The sticker can be used to redeem, from BAD IDEA, one copy of the first book in the FINAL FIVE line-up. Why would you need to redeem another copy of a book you’ve just pre-ordered? Trust us, with what we’ve got planned, you’re gonna want the help.

A total of 15 new issues between August and December? Now that doesn’t sound like a company in dire straits and about to kick the bucket, does it?

I suppose if they are to relaunch it gets around their own mandate of no reprints, no variants, no collections and no digital content as well as opening up to a wider selection of comic shops to sell through, now doesn’t it? We shall have to wait and see.

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