Bad Idea’s Good Idea That Other Comic Publishers Should Follow

Bad Idea? Quite the opposite!

The effect of the current COVID-19 pandemic has hit comic book shops hard. The fact that they are considered “non-essential” has forced them to close their doors. It’s strange how the shops that Diamond and so many publishers so much money are not stepping up to help them in this critical time.

Well… there is a publisher that has a good idea to help out comic book shops. It’s simply to give them funds in this time of need.

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Bad Idea was supposed to launch their first book, ENIAC, in May. But it was announced today that because of the outbreak their release schedule has been postponed for the time being. But because of their fundamental concept of selling monthly comics at comic book stores, they are doing their part to help them while this crisis passes.

Bad Idea announced today that they have set up a $25,000 retailer relief fund. This emergency financial fund will be immediately distributed to help with the unforeseen emergencies or to help cover some of the bills. The funds will equally go to the 100 retailers in the first wave of their Bad Idea Destination Store program. Also it will go to the already committed yet to be announced second wave.

In the meantime, they have also announced that their creators will be hard at work. Since no one can go anywhere, their company is doubling down on the current workload. They will be increasing the development and production of new projects. Even starting new projects that were meant for 2021.

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This is clear proof of the passion that the team at Bad Idea has for comics. Understanding how essential comic book stores are for the industry. This is something that I would have expected from more publishers to show appreciation for the years and years of retailers pushing their titles. This was plain and simply a good idea.

What do you think of this gesture by the Bad Idea team? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Source: Bad Idea

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