We’ve been tracking the journey of Bad Idea for a while now — a new comics publisher with all kinds of wild marketing ideas, including selling direct to a select list of comics shops, and stealth preview issues.

Well, here is a new Bad Idea press release revealing that they now have 150 stores and 200 locations that have been chosen to sell their periodicals when they come out in 2021, starting with Eniac by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite. Bad Idea PR is written in a very special way, so I’m just pasting it below, along with a list of shops carrying the books. Yes it is all an ad to pre-order the books. We’re posting the whole list because SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COMICS SHOP. But if you don’t want to go through all that, here’s a 10-page preview of Eniac to enjoy. And also this new graphic which is also unusual, just like everything Bad Idea does. Well, it breaks up the day.

 

 

 

 

 

Stop! Listen – do you hear that?

(badideabadideabadidea)

(badideabadideabadidea)

Yes, yes, our power grows! Listen!

(BADIDEABADIDEABADIDEA)

You hear it now, don’t you? That’s the sound of a multitude of new destination stores entering Bad Idea‘s comics self-distribution system! 

As we absorb their power, Bad Idea can feel its deltoids swelling with new retail partners that will have the duty – nay, privilege – of carrying our hotly anticipated new comic book series in 2021 and beyond.

Earlier this year, we told you that Bad Idea was a dangerously unruly and equally experimental new comic book publisher with one straightforward mission: Monthly comic books, sold exclusively in comic book stores. No digital releases. No trade paperbacks or hardcovers. And no variant covers, either. Just super high-quality comics packed from cover to cover with audaciously entertaining storytelling in a single sharp-looking package.

And, because we’ll never publish more than two issues in a given month, every single issue we produce has to look and feel special. To that end, we’ve been tinkering away on books with enormously extra-long page counts, surprise guest appearances by some of your favorite artists, and even standalone bonus stories in EVERY issue we publish. Because we like comics and think if you’re going to sink your bucks into one of ours, it should be awesome.

But there’s one catch, you see: BAD IDEA’s new releases won’t be available everywhere all at once. From the get-go, BAD IDEA has always intended to self-distribute its titles to a carefully selected roster of friendly neighborhood comic shops with the grit and vision to do things “the Bad Idea way.”

Our crusade began with just 20 retail partners. Within weeks, that number had rocketed skyward to 100. Now, as we stand on the precipice of greatness to await the judgment of history, Bad Idea can boldly proclaim that its first wave of destination store retail partners will top more than 150 stores with over 200 individual locations on three continents when our first release – ENIAC #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and incendiary artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice) – hits shelves on March 3, 2021. 

And we’ll only continue to add more from there.

Is this good new or great news, you ask? In a year filled with nothing but good news, we’re here to tell you that this isn’t just tremendous, it’s tremendously spectacular.

So, you’re upset that your local store isn’t included and you have half a mind to write us a strongly worded email, right? Remember this: Every Bad Idea destination store in our network has qualified to participate by jumping through some pretty egregious, but also fairly entertaining, hoops that include enhanced signage and promotional displays for Bad Idea’s titles and strictly enforced rules for selling Bad Idea releases, like our patented “limit one per customer” policy on each and every BAD IDEA comic – month in, month out. Plus, there’s a bunch of secret rules that the public doesn’t even know about yet. (Exciting!!!)

That is the weight of Bad Idea’s retailer code and not even the sweet release of death can unbind you from it. We reserve the right to relentlessly shame any retailer that violates its bond and, frankly, we’re kind of hoping that someone does, so that we can prove we mean business. 

Behold Bad Idea’s complete list of participating destination store retailers in its resplendent glory below (**current as of November 24, 2020**) and we encourage you to start preparing for ENIAC #1 now – March is just around the corner, after all. To make sure you secure your copy of Bad Idea’s debut issue, either contact your preferred retailer from the list below or simply visit WhereIsBadIdea.com and follow the instructions to submit your pre-order today. 

And, while you’re it, check out the first 10 pages of ENIAC #1 right here. Enjoy!

KEY

*  =  NEW LOCATION
** =   NEW STORE

NORTH AMERICA

UNITED STATES

Alabama:

Dragon Quills
506 Broad St.
Gadsden, AL 35901

Arizona:

Jesse James Comics**
5140 W. Peoria Ave. #100
Glendale, AZ 85302

Samurai Comics*
6808 N. Dysart Rd. #148
Glendale, AZ 85307

Samurai Comics*
1120 S. Country Club Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85210

Samurai Comics
1602 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Arkansas:

Retrograde Comics and Other Artifacts
2612 Kavanaugh Blvd.
Little Rock, AR 72205

California:

Alakazam Comics
17777 Main St.
Suite E
Irvine, CA 92614

BaT Comics & Games
218 Broadway St.
Chico, CA 95928

Brave New World Comics
22722 Lyons Ave, Suite 2
Newhall, CA 91321

Cape & Cowl Comics
1601 Clay St.
Oakland, CA 94612

Collector’s Paradise*
5118 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Pkwy. #4
Pasadena, CA 91105

Collector’s Paradise*
7131 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka, CA 91306

Comic & Figure Addicts
30707 Union City Blvd.
Union City, CA 94587

Comic Book Clubhouse**
35 W. Alexander Ave.
Merced, CA 95348

Comic Quest
23811 Bridger Rd., Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630

The Comic Shop
14837 Washington Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94579

Flying Colors
2980 Treat Blvd.
Concord, CA 94518

Galaxy of Comics**
17306 Saticoy St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Geoffrey’s Comics
15900 Crenshaw Blvd. # B
Gardena, CA 90249

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Illusive Comics
1270 Franklin Mall
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Invincible Comics**
3430 Tully Rd. #24
Modesto, CA 95350

Knowhere Games and Comics
744 Grand Ave
Suite 102
San Marcos, CA 92078

Linebreakers**
15491 Seventh St.
Victorville, CA    9239

Modesto Comics**
3321 McHenry Ave. #B1
Modesto, CA 95350

Njoy Games & Comics
8820 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324

Pop Comics
203 W. Center St. Promenade
Anaheim, CA 92805

Pop Comics*
1081 N. Kraemer Pl.
Suite K
Anaheim, CA 92806

Red Sky Comics**
3040 Park Ave.
Suite A
Merced, CA 95348

Sterling Silver Comics
2210 Pickwick Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93010

Things From Another World*
1000 Universal City Plaza #101
Universal City, CA 91608

Treasure Island Comics**
37244 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94536

Zeppelin Comics
929 1st St.
Benicia, CA 94510

Colorado:

I Want More Comics
550 E Thornton Pkwy. #114
Thornton, CO 80229

Connecticut:

2nd Alarm Comics**
205 Foxon Rd.
North Branford, CT 06471

Boom Tube Comics**
1475 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike
Plantsville, CT    06479

Delaware:

Captain Blue Hen Comics
280 E. Main St.
Suite 101
Newark, DE 19711

District of Columbia:

Big Planet Comics*
1520 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Florida:

The Collective
515 E. Altamonte Dr.
Unit 1023
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Comic Central
1425 WP Ball Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32771

A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792

The Dark Side
935 N. Beneva Rd., Suite #902
Sarasota, FL 34232

Mega Gaming and Comics**
4000 W. Newberry Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32607

Pensacola Pop Comics**
909 N. 12th Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32501

Georgia:

Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore
3372 Canton Rd. #104
Marietta, GA 30066

Hawaii:

Maui Comics & Collectibles
10 N. Market St.
Wailuku, HI 96793

Idaho:

Captain Comics**
710 S. Vista Ave.
Boise, ID 83705

The Collector’s Outpost**
2951 E. Overland Rd. #170
Meridian, ID 83642

Safari Pearl
660 W Pullman Rd.
Moscow, ID 83843

Illinois:

Amazing Fantasy**
20505 South La Grange Rd.
Frankfort, IL 60423

Amazing Fantasy**
113 E. 9th St.
Lockport, IL 60441

Amazing Fantasy**
16649 Oak Park Ave. Unit A
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Aw Yeah Comics*
7925 Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077

Challengers Comics & Conversation
1845 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Cosmic Comics, Games, & Collectibles**
132 W. Main St.
Belleville, IL 62220

Dark Tower Comics**
4835 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Fantasy Books, Inc.
1113 E. Main St.
Belleville, IL 62221

Heroic Adventures*
1005 & 1007 Century Dr.
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Star Clipper*
1977 W. US Highway 50
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Indiana:

Aw Yeah Comics*
119 E. Charles St.
Muncie, IN 47305

Circle City Comics
3454 W. 86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Comic Book University
7623 Shelby St.
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Comics Elite
5575 Elmwood Ave., Suite E-2
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Game Changer**
4303 Franklin St.
Michigan City, IN 46360

Summit Comics & Games*
4240 W. Jefferson Blvd. #8
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Iowa:

The CORE Comics & Games**
1926 Valley Park Dr.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Daydreams Comics**
21 S. Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240

Kentucky:

Comic Book World**
7130 Turfway Rd.
Florence, KY 41042

Comic Book World**
6905 Shepherdsville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40219

Rick’s Comic City*
830 Bastogne Ave.
Fort Campbell, KY 42223

Maryland:

Beyond Comics
5632 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704

Beyond Comics*
18749 N. Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Big Planet Comics
7939 Norfolk Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814

Big Planet Comics*
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

Cards, Comics & Collectibles
51 Main St.
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Third Eye Comics
209 Chinquapin Round Rd.
Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401

Third Eye Comics*
16062 Three Notch Rd.
California, MD 20619

Third Eye Comics*
12522 Mattawoman Dr.
Waldorf, MD 20601

Massachusetts:

Friendly Neighborhood Comics
799 South Main St.
Bellingham, MA 02019

Holeymoleys Comics & Collectibles**
90 King St
Unit 3
Northampton, MA 01060

New England Comics**
716A Crescent St.
Brockton, MA 02302

New England Comics**
316 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446

New England Comics**
14 Eliot St. A
Cambridge, MA 02138

New England Comics**
95 Pleasant St.
Malden, MA 02148

New England Comics**
2184 Acushnet Ave.
New Bedford, MA 02745

New England Comics**
732 Washington St.
Norwood, MA 02062

New England Comics**
1511 Hancock St.
Quincy, MA 02169

Rubber Chicken Comics**
5 N. Main St. #A4
Bellingham, MA 02019

Michigan:

Comic City**
2125 S. Telegraph Rd.
Suite D
Bloomfield Township, MI 48302

Comic City**
42727 Ford Rd.
Canton, MI 48187

Comic City**
7366 Haggerty Rd.
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322

Green Brain Comics
13936 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126

Summit Comics & Games
216 Washington Square South B
Lansing, MI 48933

Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Vault of Midnight*
1226 Library St.
Detroit, MI 48226 48226

Vault of Midnight*
95A Monroe Center St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Minnesota:

Source Comics & Games
2057 Snelling Ave N.
Roseville, MN 55113

Missouri:

The Fantasy Shop *
736 N. New Ballas Rd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

The Fantasy Shop*
2125 Zumbehl Rd.
St. Charles, MO 63303

The Fantasy Shop
10560 Baptist Church Rd.
St. Louis, MO, 63128

The Fantasy Shop*
7329 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63143

Nebraska:

Legend Comics & Coffee**
5207 Leavenworth St.
Omaha, NE 68106

Nevada:

Alternate Reality Comics
4110 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Cosmic Comics
3830 E Flamingo Rd
Suite F-2
Las Vegas, NV 89121

Maximum Comics
5130 S. Fort Apache Rd. #285
Las Vegas, NV 89148

Maximum Comics*
7950 W. Tropical Pkwy.
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89149

Torpedo Comics**
7300 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy. #105
Las Vegas, NV 89113

New Hampshire:

Double Midnight*
67 S. Main St.
Concord, NH 03301

Double Midnight
245 Maple St.
Manchester, NH 03103

Jetpack Comics**
37 N. Main St.
Rochester, NH 03867

New Jersey:

Funnybooks**
98 N. Beverwyck Rd.
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034

The Geekery
133A Main St.
Matawan, NJ 07747

The Joker’s Child**
12-23 River Rd.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Main Street Comics & Toys**
74 N. Main St.
Milltown, NJ 08850

Time Warp Comics & Games
555A Pompton Ave.
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

New Mexico:

Zia Comics
25 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM 88001

New York:

Anyone Comics
1216 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave.
Harrison, NY 10528

Comix Warehouse
52 S. Main St.
Pearl River, NY 10965

Forbidden Planet NYC**
832 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Grasshopper’s Comics**
76 Hillside Ave.
Williston Park, NY 11596

Kirwan’s Game Store**
369 Main St.
Catskill, NY 12414

Midtown Comics
200 W. 40th St.
New York, NY 10018

Midtown Comics*
459 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10017

Midtown Comics*
64 Fulton St.
New York, NY 10038

October Country Comics
246 Main St. #15
New Paltz, NY 12561

POP ROC
337 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604

North Carolina:

DreamDaze Comics Fun & Games**
2801 Ward Blvd.
Suite 1-B
Wilson, NC 27893

Memory Lane Comics
201 Princess St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

Parker, Banner, Kent & Wayne
21500 Catawba Ave.
Cornelius, NC 28031

Rebel Base Comics & Toys
701 S Sharon Amity Rd., Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28211

Ssalefish Comics*
10099 Weddington Rd., Suite 118
Concord, NC 28027

Ssalefish Comics*
1622 Stanley Rd., Suite 118
Greensboro, NC 27407

Ssalefish Comics
3232 Silas Creek Pkwy.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Ultimate Comics*
6120 Farrington Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Ultimate Comics
1301 Buck Jones Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27606

Ultimate Comics*
6320 Capital Blvd. #109
Raleigh, NC 27616

North Dakota:

Comic Realms**
106 N. Mandan St.
Bismarck, ND 58501

Paradox Comics-N-Cards
26 Roberts St.
Fargo, ND 58102

Ohio:

Comics Are Go
5214 Detroit Rd.
Sheffield, OH 44035

Ground Zero Comics**
15139 Pearl Rd.
Strongsville, OH 44136

New Dimension Comics**
67800 Mall Ring Rd. #875
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

World’s Greatest Comics
5974 Westerville Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081

Oklahoma:

Impulse Creations
8228 E. 61st St #121
Tulsa, OK 74133

Speeding Bullet Comics
614 N. Porter Ave.
Norman, OK 73071

Oregon:

Books With Pictures
1401 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202

Comics Adventure
15705 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Milwaukie, OR 97267

Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97213

Geek Geek Nerd Nerd
2127 S. Hwy 97
Redmond, OR 97756

Heroes Haven
635 SE Jackson St.
Roseburg, OR 97470

Things From Another World*
4390 SW Lloyd Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97005

Things From Another World*
10977 SE Main St.
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway St.
Portland, OR 97232

Pennsylvania:

Fourcorners Comics & Games
42 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

JAF Comics**
224 Nazareth Pike
Bethlehem, PA  18020

JAF Comics**
143 Palmer Park Mall
Easton, PA 18045

New Dimension Comics**
108 S. Main St.
Butler, PA 16001

New Dimension Comics**
20550 U.S. 19
Piazza Plaza
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

New Dimension Comics**
516 Lawrence Ave.
Ellwood City, PA 16117

New Dimension Comics**
630 E. Waterfront Dr.
Homestead, PA 15120

New Dimension Comics**
590 Pittsburgh Mills Blvd.
Suite #220
Tarentum, PA 15084

New Wave Collectibles
4020 Skippack Pike
Schwenksville, PA 19473

Phantom of the Attic**
411 S. Craig St.
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Pittsburgh Comics
113 E. McMurray Rd.
Canonsburg, PA 15317

South Carolina:

Borderlands Comics + Games
1434 Laurens Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607

Planet Comics
2704 N. Main St.
Anderson, SC 29621

Planet Comics*
1633 Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC 29615

Richard’s Comics & Collectables**
1214 Laurens Rd. #A
Greenville, SC 29607

Tennessee:

Heroes Wanted Comics & Collectibles**
1190 Long Hollow Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066

Infinity Flux
3643 Hixson Pike
Chattanooga, TN 37415

Rick’s Comic City*
1923 Madison St.
Clarksville, TN 37043

Rick’s Comic City
2720 Old Lebanon Rd. #104
Nashville, TN 37214

Texas:

The Adventure Begins
525 Woodland Square Blvd. #130
Conroe, TX 77384

Bedrock City Comics
6516 Westheimer Rd., Suite D
Houston, TX 77057

Bedrock City Comics*
4683 Farm to Market 1960 Rd. W
Houston, TX 77069

Bedrock City Comics*
4602 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007

Bedrock City Comics*
4831 Hwy 6
Missouri City, TX  77459

Bedrock City Comics*
102 Bay Area Blvd.
Webster, TX 77598

Global Pop Culture Collected
7420 N. Beach St. #236
Fort Worth, TX

Global Pop Culture Collected*
3008 Alta Mere Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Keith’s Books and Comics
5400 E. Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, TX 75206

Keith’s Books and Comics*
17610 Midway Rd.
Dallas, TX 75287

Keith’s Books and Comics*
345 Coneflower Dr.
Garland, TX 75040

Keith’s Books and Comics*
1681 N. Central Expy. #300
McKinney, TX 75070

More Fun Comics and Games
103 W. Hickory St.
Denton, TX 76201

Space Cadets
27326 Robinson Rd #117
Oak Ridge North, TX 77385

Star Comics**
3504 34th St.
Lubbock, TX 79410

Titan Comics
3128 Forest Ln. #250
Dallas, TX 75234

Zeus Comics**
1334 Inwood Rd.
Dallas, TX 75247

Utah:

The Nerd Store
601 South 2700
West Suite G106
West Valley City, UT 84119

Virginia:

Big Planet Comics*
426 Maple Ave E #4721
Vienna, VA 22180

Four Color Fantasies**
80 Weems Ln.
Winchester, VA 22601

Telegraph Art & Comics
398 Hillsdale Dr.
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Telegraph Art & Comics*
211 W. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Third Eye Comics*
11575 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23233

Velocity Comics
819 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Washington:

Arcane Comics**
15202 Aurora Ave. N, Suite A
Shoreline, WA 98133

The Comic Place
105 E. Holly St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

I Like Comics
1715 Broadway St.
Vancouver, WA 98663

CANADA 

The Beguiling
319 College St.
Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
Canada

Big B Comics**
241 Essa Rd.
Barrie, ON L4N 6B7
Canada

Big B Comics**
1045 Upper James St.
Hamilton, ON L9C 3A6
Canada

Big B Comics**
6465 Lundy’s Ln.
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1T9
Canada

Big Pete’s Collectibles**
121 1st St E
North Vancouver, BC V7L 1B2
Canada

The Comic Hunter**
467 Main St.
Unit 300
Moncton, NB E1C 1C2
Canada

The Dragon
55 Wyndham St. N
T-19B
Guelph, ON N1H 7T8
Canada

The Dragon
987 Gordon St.
Unit 5B
Guelph, ON N1G 4W3
Canada

The Dragon
363 Main St. E.
Milton, ON L9T 1P7
Canada

Redd Skull Comics
720A Edmonton Trail
Calgary, AB T2E 3J4
Canada

Strange Adventures*
101 Portland St.
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1H7
Canada

Strange Adventures*
68 York St.
Fredericton, NB E3B 3N4
Canada

Strange Adventures
5110 Prince St.
Halifax, NS B3J 1L3
Canada

WonderHarbor Comics**
10502 105 Ave. NW
Edmonton, AB T5H 0K8
Canada

Words & Pictures**
2610 Centre St N
Calgary, AB T2E 2V4
Canada

Variant Edition
10132 151 St. NW
Edmonton, AB T5P 1T4
Canada

EUROPE

BELGIUM 

Worlds’ End Comics & Games**
Ketelvest 51 B
9000 Gent
Belgium

GREECE

Limited Edition Comics**
94, Keiriadon Street
Athens 118 53
Greece

IRELAND

Big Bang Comics
2,3 Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Rd
Dundrum, Dublin 16
Ireland

UNITED KINGDOM 

Forbidden Planet*
74 Bull St.
Birmingham, B4 6AD
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet*
4 & 5, Clifton Heights Triangle
West Clifton
Bristol BS8 1EJ
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet*
28-30 Burleigh St.
Cambridge CB1 1DG
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet*
31 Cross Cheaping
Coventry CV1 1HF
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet*
43 Church St.
Croydon CR0 1RH
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet International*
122-126 Sauchiehall St.
Glasgow G2 3DH
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet*
92 Bold St.
Liverpool L1 4HY
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet
179 Shaftesbury Ave.
London, WC2H 8JR
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet*
49 Grainger St.
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5JE
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet*
24 Hanover Buildings
Southampton SO14 1JU
United Kingdom

AUSTRALIA

Impact Comics**
16 Garema Pl.
Canberra, ACT 2601
Australia

Incognito Comics**
32B Bignell Rd.
Moorabbin, VIC 3189
Australia

Kings Comics
283 Clarence St.
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

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