In 2010, comics writer Scott Snyder and artist Rafael Albuquerque debuted American Vampire. Which was an original tale about Vampires set in both a Western and Golden Age of Hollywood type of origin story. Popularized in part thanks to legendary horror novelist Steven King, who co-authored its first five issues, the series went on to publish over 50 issues split between three cycles of publication.
American Vampire put both Snyder and Albuquerque on the map. Which is a big reason why their reuniting to publish Duck and Cover, is sort of a big deal given that the series is also taking a historical twist. This time in the Post-Apocalypse.
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“Duck and Cover is a character-driven thrill ride that blends elements of manga, 1950s Americana, and post-apocalyptic lore to create something truly unique,” revealed Snyder regarding the premise of his story.
Set in the year 1955, ‘Duck and Cover’ follows the desires of a young teenager named Del Reeves, who wants to leave his small town to pursue a life making movies (Which is coincidentally, rather similar in ambitions to the first protagonist’s story in American Vampire). Yet, when the Cold War goes into full effect, a group of wily teens survives a nuclear blast by using the very method government propaganda willfully enforced though absurdly would likely never work: to duck and cover under their desks.
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“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,” revealed Albuquerque. “Duck and Cover is an all-new look at the “good ol’ days.”
Featuring colors by Marcelo Maiolo and letters by Bernardo Brice, Duck and Cover #1 is available July 11th on Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line, in conjunction with Best Jackett Press and Stout Club Entertainment.