PREORDER – Whalesville One-Shot (BAD IDEA Comics)
PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM IS A PREORDER AND IS EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED MAY 5, 2021.
It’s a tale as old as time: Boy meets whale, whale swallows boy, boy discovers tiny town inside whale…and then the adventure really begins!
Washing up in comic shops everywhere this May, First Mate (and New York Times best-selling writer) Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), Captain (and artistic architect) Adam Pollina (X-Force), and Chief Engineer (and Eisner Award-winning colorist) Matt Hollingsworth (Hawkeye) steer Bad Idea over the horizon and into its first truly all ages tale with WHALESVILLE #1 – a majestic, whale-sized one-shot spectacular told in the tradition of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli and Pixar!
When young Wawae – the seaborn son of a whaling captain – is thrown overboard and swallowed whole by a whale, he knows his father will relentlessly pursue revenge against the creature that stole away his boy. What he didn’t expect, however, is what he’s about to find inside: the town of “Whalesville” – a colorful, cobbled-together village inhabited by an astounding collection of talking sea creatures, including a crab named Caleb, an angler fish called Angela, and a seadragon that prefers to go by Lilly. But, to Wawae’s new friends, Whalesville isn’t just their home, it’s the whole world – and they don’t understand the danger that now pursues them from above the waves or that they are even inside a whale at all. To rescue his new best buddies, Wawae will have to convince them of the truth…and save Whalesville before his own father sends them sinking into the inky depths forever.
Told almost entirely in meticulously rendered double-page spreads, we’ve already come to terms with the fact that while taking this comic into the bathtub multiple times may damage its inherent collectibility, but it will also definitely enhance the reading experience. (10/10, would recommend.)