BAD IDEA Debuts In Select Comic Shops this May

Coming from the creative minds behind the revived Valiant publishing team, we get BAD IDEA. BAD IDEA comics will only be found in your local comic shops and will not be offered in any other format other than monthly single issues. That means no digital, trades, reprints, and variant covers. The first comic by BAD IDEA is going to be Eniac, by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite, which will release on May 6th to 100 stores selected. Many of the stores listed below have already started taking preorders for Eniac #1 or for every book that BAD IDEA will release.

For more information, read the Press Release below

Drumroll, please…

After an avalanche of phone calls, emails, texts, DMs, Facebook messages, and even a stray MySpace message or two, BAD IDEA  – the unruly new comic book publisher debuting in select comic shops this May – is pretty darn pleased with itself. Now, we’re excited to reveal not only our complete list of participating retailers, but also announce that the first wave of BAD IDEA Destination Stores™™ has grown to a satisfyingly round roster of 100 truly excellent comic book stores. (A whopping 0.5% of all comic book stores around the world!)

As first detailed at ComicBook.comBAD IDEA‘s raison d’être – to make the best monthly comics possible and sell them exclusively in comic book stores – is going to be kicking off in full force at exactly 100 of the world’s greatest comic shops when ENIAC #1 – the mammoth, 40-page first issue of BAD IDEA’s prestige format debut by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), artistic powerhouse Doug Braithwaite (Justice) and colorist Diego Rodriguez (X-O Manowar) – hits shelves on May 6th, 2020.

Initially slated to roll out in just 20 stores when BAD IDEA‘s disruptive self-distribution strategy was first announced at the beginning of February, non-stop (and, hey, let’s face it, more than a little aggressive at times) demand from comic book shop retailers resulted in the company expanding that number to 50 total stores at the ComicsPRO conference just a few short weeks ago. Since that time, requests have continued to pile up to the point where we’ve thrown up our hands and said, screw it, 100 is the absolutely the maximum we can accommodate fulfilling by ourselves.

And that’s not the last of it. From here on out, we’ll continue to add new stores on a rolling basis (and maybe cut a few that don’t follow the rules!), so everyone can get in on the fun as BAD IDEA continues to debut new releases from talents including Robert Venditti (Justice League), Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier), Tomas Giorello (X-O Manowar), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), Peter Milligan (X-Statix), Mae Catt (Young Justice), and more over the coming months. 

In order to qualify for participation, each BAD IDEA Destination Store™™ has agreed to a stringent set of rules and criteria that includes prominent in-store placement for Bad Idea comics, some truly galling promotional displays, and strictly enforced “limit one per customer,” street date, pre-order, pricing, and minimum/maximum order and allocation policies for all BAD IDEA releases. If they fail to comply with the spirit and/or letter of these somewhat ridiculous edicts at any point, they’re out of the program – it’s pretty simple.

So, without further ado, here’s BAD IDEA’s “Handsome Hundred” list of Destination Store ™™ retail partners.

Don’t see your store here? To find out more about BAD IDEA, our bad ideas, and how your store can participate, read on after the list below:
Friendly Neighborhood Comics
799 South Main St.
Bellingham, MA 02019
(508) 966-2275

Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 699-0498

Brave New World Comics
22722 Lyons Ave., Ste 2 
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(661) 259-4745

Knowhere Games and Comics
744 Grand Ave Ste 102, 
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 891-8333

The Dragon
55 Wyndham St. North, Unit T-19B
Guelph, Ontario
Canada 
(519) 763-5544

The Comic Place
105 E. Holly St. 
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 733-2224

Time Warp Comics & Games
3105 28th St. 
Boulder, CO 80301
(800) 552-9108

Keith’s Books and Comics
5400 E. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-3060

Kings Comics
283 Clarence St.
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
02 9267 5615

Titan Comics
3128 Forest Lane, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75234
(214) 350-4420

Njoy Games & Comics
8820 & 8824 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 709-0599

Comics Adventure
15705 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Suite A
Milwaukie, OR 97267
(503) 305-7946

BaT Comics & Games
218 Broadway St.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 898-0550

A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 332-9636

Alternate Reality Comics
4110 S Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 736-3673

Anyone Comics
1216 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(347) 350-8422

Variant Edition
10132 151 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5P 1T4
Canada
(780) 452-9886

Fourcorners Comics
42 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-2336

Pop Comics
203 W Center St Promenade
Anaheim, CA 92805
(657) 208-3835

Rick’s Comic City
2720 Old Lebanon Rd. #104
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 883-7890

The Collective
515 E. Altamonte Dr., Unit 1023
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
(321) 295-7091

Comics Elite
5575 Elmwood Ave., Suite E-2
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 755-2533

Memory Lane Comics
201 Princess St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 392-6647

Rebel Base Comics & Toys
701 S Sharon Amity Rd., Suite C 
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 442-9660

The Adventure Begins
525 Woodland Square Blvd. #130
Conroe, TX 77384
(936) 273-3223

Samurai Comics
1602 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 265-8886

Summit Comics & Games
216 Washington Square South B
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 485-2369

Green Brain Comics
13936 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313-582-9444)

Comics Are Go
5214 Detroit Rd.
Sheffield, OH 44035
(440) 695-8401

I Want More Comics
550 E Thornton Pkwy. #114
Thornton, CO 80229
(303) 460-7226

The Nerd Store
601 South 2700, West Suite G106
West Valley City, UT 84119
(801) 964-4776

Ultimate Comics
1301 Buck Jones Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 377-8778

Flying Colors
2980 Treat Blvd.
Concord, CA 94518
(925) 825-5410

Beyond Comics
5632 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
(301) 668-8202

Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave. 
Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 732-3600

Cosmic Comics
3830 E Flamingo Rd, Suite F-2
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 451-6611

The Fantasy Shop
10560 Baptist Church Rd. 
St. Louis, MO, 63128
(314) 842-8228

Safari Pearl
660 W Pullman Rd.
Moscow, ID 83843
(208) 882-9499

Global Pop Culture Collected
7420 N Beach Street #236
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 576-3656

Borderlands Comics and Games
1434 Laurens Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607  
(864) 235-3488

Space Cadets
27326 Robinson Rd #117
Oak Ridge North, TX 77385
(281) 298-1111

More Fun Comics and Games
103 W. Hickory St. 
Denton, TX 76201
(940) 387-5893

Pittsburgh Comics
113 E. McMurray Rd.
Canonsburg, PA 15317
(721) 941-5445

Captain Blue Hen Comics
280 E. Main St., Suite 101
Newark, DE
(302) 737-3434

Books With Pictures
1401 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 841-6276

Alakazam Comics
17777 Main Street, Suite E 
Irvine, CA 92614

Big Bang Comics – Ireland
2,3 Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Rd
Dundrum, Dublin 16
Ireland
(+353) 1 216 5093

Dr No’s Comics & Games Superstore
3372 Canton Rd. #104
Marietta, GA 30066
(678) 903-3705

Challengers Comics & Conversation
1845 N Western Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

Cards, Comics & Collectibles
51 Main St.
Reisterstown, MD 21136
(410) 526-7410Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Unit 4 
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 577-6694

Zeppelin Comics
929 1st St.
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 297-6126

Redd Skull Comics
720A Edmonton Trail
Calgary, Alberta, T2E 3J4
Canada
(403) 230-2716

The Beguiling
319 College Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1S2 
Canada
(416) 533-9168

Third Eye Comics
209 Chinquapin Round Rd., Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

Comic Quest
23811 Bridger Rd. #100
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 951-9668

The Comic Shop
14837 Washington Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94578
(510) 562-0205

Illusive Comics
1270 Franklin Mall
Santa Clara, CA 95050 
(408) 985-7481

Ssalefish Comics
3232 Silas Creek Pkwy., Suite 20
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
(336) 760-9851

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway St. 
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

The Dark Side
935 N. Beneva Rd., Suite #902 
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 363-0840

Geek Geek Nerd Nerd
2127 S. Hwy 97
Redmond, OR 97756
(541) 923-7345

Heroes Haven
4339 Gunn Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 269-8859

Comix Warehouse
52 S. Main St. 
Pearl River, NY 10965
(845) 216-9100

Strange Adventures
5110 Prince St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1L3 
Canada
(902) 425-2140

Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd. 
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 517-9050

Comic Central
1425 WP Ball Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 321-5111

Cape & Cowl Comics
1601 Clay St. 
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 907-0678

Paradox Comics-N-Cards
26 Roberts St.
Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 239-9505

Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 998-1413

Midtown Comics
200 W. 40th St.
New York, NY 10018
(212) 302-8192

Bedrock City Comics
6516 Westheimer Rd., Suite D
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-0675

I Like Comics
1715 Broadway St.
Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 852-8890

Double Midnight
245 Maple St.
Manchester, NH 03103
(603) 669-9636 

Parker, Banner, Kent & Wayne
21500 Catawba Ave.
Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 892-4263

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 658-6047

Forbidden Planet UK
179 Shaftesbury Ave.
London, WC2H 8JR
United Kingdom
(020) 7420 3666

Planet Comics
2704 N. Main St.
Anderson, SC 29621
(864) 261-3578

Fantasy Books and Games
1113 E. Main St. 
Belleville, IL 62221
(618) 235-0844

Maximum Comics
5130 S. Fort Apache Rd. # 285
Las Vegas, NV 89148
(702) 367-0755

Geoffrey’s Comics
15900 Crenshaw Blvd. # B
Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 538-3198

Impulse Creations
8228 E. 61st St #121
Tulsa, OK 74133
(918) 884-7130

Source Comics & Games
2057 Snelling Ave N.
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 645-0386

Telegraph Art & Comics
211 W. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 244-3210

Zia Comics
125 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 222-4347

New Wave Collectibles
4020 Skippack Pike
Schwenksville, PA 19473
(610) 222-9200

Maui Comics & Collectibles
10 N. Market St.
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 281-0440

Sterling Silver Comics
2210 Pickwick Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 484-4708

Velocity Comics
819 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 303-1783

Speeding Bullet Comics
614 N. Porter Ave.
Norman, OK 73071
(405) 360-6866

Comic Book University
7623 Shelby St.
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 885-6395

Retrograde Comics and Other Artifacts
2612 Kavanaugh Blvd.
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 293-0841

The Geekery
133A Main St.
Matawan, NJ 07747
(732) 696-8530

POP ROC
337 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 310-2423

Circle City Comics
3454 W. 86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 280-7530

Dragon Quills
506 Broad St.
Gadsden, AL 35901
(256) 549-1979

October Country Comics
246 Main St. #15
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 255-1115

Infinity Flux
3643 Hixson Pike
Chattanooga, TN 37415
(423) 591-5689

World’s Greatest Comics
5974 Westerville Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 891-3000

Comic & Figure Addicts
30707 Union City Blvd.
Union City, CA 94587
(510) 952-9681
At BAD IDEA, we don’t do anything unless it’s special. First and foremost, that means producing a limited number of comic book series – no more than one or two single issues a month – at the highest possible level of quality and ruthlessly culling any components that might distract or detract from that mission. With that in mind, our comics feature no variants, won’t be released digitally, and will not be collected into trade paperbacks, hardcovers, or other bookshelf formats. Monthly comic books, sold exclusively by comic book stores, is what we do.

All the time and resources we’d spend on anything else goes right back into our comics. Part and parcel with that, our books will come in a pristinely designed, prestige-format package featuring deluxe matte-laminate cardstock covers, heavy-duty interior paperstock, and lots of pictures with little words on the inside – all for the standard $3.99 cover price.

Lastly – and this part is important – we’re going to get things going by self-distributing our series to a select list of just 100 participating comic shop retailers that we can work with store by store to slowly grow BAD IDEA’s footprint around the world.

From there, we’ll continue to add new retailers to our roster month after month, and each time a new retailer comes on board as a BAD IDEA Destination Store™™ anywhere in the world, they’ll be able to access every prior BAD IDEA release in very limited quantities, so that you and your store can start at the beginning.

Any retailer who wishes to participate can email BAD IDEA’s customer service team at [email protected] at any point to find a time to discuss all of our assorted shenanigans.

But the fun will really start on May 6th, 2020 with the historic debut of ENIAC #1 –  the monumental, 40-page first issue of BAD IDEA’s prestige-format premiere from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), incendiary artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice), colorist Diego Rodriguez (X-O Manowar), and Harvey Award-nominated cover artist Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX).

To find out more about ENIAC (it rules), click here or visit us online at BadIdeaCorp.com.

Check out the PREVIEW for Bad Idea’s debut comic ENIAC #1 HERE. 

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