Duck and Cover #1 Kicks Off New Comixology Original Reuniting Scott Snyder & Rafael Albuquerque
Beloved comic creators Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque are set to reunite for a Comixology original series Duck and Cover #1. The post-apocalyptic series brings back together the creators behind the celebrated series American Vampire for the Comixology Original releasing in conjunction with Best Jackett Press and Stout Club Entertainment. Rounding out the creative team is colorist Marcelo Maiolo and letterer Bernardo Brice.
The series description reads:
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.
Snyder calls the series a character-driven thrill ride, saying:
“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.”
“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.”
What Snyder and Albuquerque accomplished on American Vampire was masterclass work and they have continuously proven to consistently bring some of the highest quality of narrative and artwork that always complements one another. Best Jackett Press found life in the pandemic and has played a part in readers receiving other Comixology Original titles such as Clear, Night of the Ghoul, We Have Demons, Canary, and Book of Evil. Night of the Ghoul has already found life on comic shelves through Dark Horse Comics and has also been optioned for a film adaptation.
Duck and Cover #1 will arrive digitally through Comixology on July 11, 2023.