New Publisher BAD IDEA Taking New Approach To Shake Up Comics Industry

Valiant Entertainment alums have teamed up to form a new publisher named Bad Idea and unveiled plans for its new approach to the comic book industry.

Former Valiant Entertainment creators and executives including Dinesh Shamdasani (Co-CEO/Co-CCO), Warren Simons (Co-CEO/Co-CCO), Hunter Gorinson (Publisher), Joshua Johns (Director of Marketing), and Atom Freeman have joined forces to create Bad Idea. This new publisher intends to shake up the comic book industry by doing things in an unconventional manner, including limiting Bad Idea titles to only 20 comic shops at launch.

The 20 shops in question will be chosen based on a unique system of criteria, with Bad Idea expanding that number to 50 by the end of the year. Furthermore, Bad Idea will release only on to two single issues per month without any variants and readers will only be able to purchase one physical copy of each comic, meaning digital versions will not be available.

You can check out Bad Idea’s cover for Megalith #1 below!

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Bad Idea will also limit its output to single-issue comics, meaning the publisher will not produce collections of its series’ in trade paperbacks, hardcovers, or other formats. Each BAD IDEA comic will be available in a prestige format package at a cost of $3.99, though some will include more than the standard 22 pages at the same price.

Among the upcoming titles from Bad Idea is Lewis LaRosa’s Megalith series and writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite’s series ENIAC, the latter of which is ie to launch in May. Bad Idea also states it is working with Mae Catt (Young Justice), Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier, Harbinger), Tomas Giorello (X-O Manowar), Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn), Adam Pollina (X-Force), Robert Venditti (Justice League), Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman), Eric Heisserer (Bird Box, Arrival), Jody Houser (Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Gideon Falls), Peter Milligan (X-Statix), Zeb Wells (Amazing Spider-Man), and more.

Stay tuned to Heroic Holywood for the latest news on Bad Idea below!

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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