I am a day late here at Nerds of a Feather, but I would be doing you all a disservice if I didn't take the time to wish you all a Happy Belated Bad Idea Day. I have mentioned Bad Idea here in previous posts, but after over a year of promotion, an unrelenting button, a surprise ash can, and a whole lot of bad ideas, the first comic hit select comic book stores yesterday.
To get fans even more excited, it was announced that they were including not-first print editions for when stores sold out of the first print that actually had bonus materials. Each store was given a special button to give to the fan who picked up the first Bad Idea book at their store and some fans even camped out over night.
Unfortunately none of the stores here in Austin are part of the Bad Idea program so I had to order my first copy of Eniac #1 from Matt Kindt online. Bad Idea is limiting sales to one book per person and have stated that there will be no digital copies of their books. I will post my thoughts on Eniac once my copy is delivered, but the early previews have been stunning and I have not read a Matt Kindt book that I didn't enjoy.
The marketing may have been a bit odd, but Bad Idea successfully built up a successful hype train that was able to overcome obstacles due to COVID and I cannot wait to read their other books. To see if any shops near you are part of their program or to pre-order any of their books online you can visit their website here.
While I may never forget them for forcing us to click on a button one billion times, it has already been a wild ride and I haven't even read a book yet. Happy Bad Idea Day everyone.
POSTED BY MIKE N. aka Victor Domashev -- comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.