This preview — like the book and series itself — takes readers back to late 1950s America, an idealized time that, oh hey, also happened to be spent on the brink of nuclear destruction. In the new comic from Stephanie Phillips, Tony Shasteen, JD Mettler, and Troy Peteri…we just might see what that destruction may have looked like (I don’t think that is a spoiler…the book is called Nuclear Family, after all).
You can find preview artwork from the new comic below, following the jump with the solicitation info from AfterShock…
Nuclear Family #1 / $4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 02.24.2021
Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artist: Tony Shasteen
Colorist: JD Mettler
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Cover: Tony Shasteen with JD Mettler
Incentive cover: Tony Harris
America, 1957. Elvis dominates the airwaves and apple pie is served after every meal. But, with the dark cloud of nuclear holocaust looming, Korean War vet Tim McClean’s major concern is taking care of his family in the atomic age.
When the first bomb does drop on an unexpecting Midwest city, Tim and his family find
themselves plunged into a strange new world, where what’s left of the Unites States has gone underground while continuing to wage war on Russia with unthinkable tactics.
Based on Philip K. Dick’s short story Breakfast at Twilight, NUCLEAR FAMILYis written by
Stephanie Phillips (Butcher of Paris, Heavy Metal, ARTEMIS AND THE ASSASSIN, RED ATLANTIS) and illustrated by Tony Shasteen (Star Trek). It is Cold War era science fiction at its most timely