Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque — the creative team behind the New York Times bestselling American Vampire — reunite for Duck and Cover, a post-apocalyptic adventure series with a historical twist.
With colors by Marcelo Maiolo and letters by Bernardo Brice, Duck and Cover #1 will be available July 11th from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line, in conjunction with Best Jackett Press and Stout Club Entertainment.
“Duck and Cover is a character driven thrill-ride that blends elements of manga, 1950’s Americana, and post-apocalyptic lore to create something truly unique,” says Snyder.
For generations, the threat of nuclear attack was always in the corner of their minds. Millions of elementary school students and teens were taught that “the flash means act fast. Duck and cover!” But what happens AFTER the blast?
The year is 1955, and teenager Del Reeves dreams of ditching town life for a life in movies beyond projecting them at the local drive-in. But when Cold War nightmares become a reality, Del discovers that the film genres he’d grown up watching are more real than he could have ever imagined. When a sudden nuclear exchange obliterates the U.S., only the children who hid under their school desks are spared. These teens now find themselves the lone survivors in a strange and wild new ’50’s America.
“Scott and I had so much fun following the decades of American culture and history through American Vampire, I’m thrilled to revisit the ‘50s in a whole new way,” says Albuquerque.
Duck and Cover is an all-new look at the “good ol’ days.”
Look for Snyder’s previous Comixology Originals works, including We Have Demons, Clear, Night of the Ghoul and the Eisner Award-nominated series Barnstormers, now available in print from Dark Horse Books, and Canary, Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine, and Book of Evil, available digitally from Comixology. And coming later this year, By a Thread co-written with his teenage son, Jack.
Credit: Juan Muro, & Alicia Muro