Fanbase Press is thrilled to announce that the upcoming trade paperback for its six-issue series, Nuclear Power, will release on October 19, 2021, in recognition of the 59th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, featuring education-focused bonus content, including a foreword by Dr. Katie Monnin (writer – Teaching Graphic Novels, Diamond Bookshelf’s “Katie’s Korner”) and a study guide by Dr. Stephen J.C. Andes (Associate Professor of History – Louisiana State University / writer – Zorro’s Shadow). Nuclear Power is a darkly poignant alternate history of the Cuban Missile Crisis written by Desirée Proctor & Erica Harrell (Deadshot: Mercy, 2017 DC Comics New Talent Workshop) and illustrated by Lynne Yoshii (DC’s Gotham Garage, 2017 DC Comics New Talent Workshop). Furthering the series’ efforts to stress the tenets of democratic society, demand equity for its citizens, and encourage healthy and informed civic participation, the foreword and study guide serve to complement the important and timely themes of Nuclear Power. The bonus content will also offer readers, educators, and librarians the opportunity to utilize the collected Nuclear Power trade paperback as an educational resource for examining challenging topics like disinformation and xenophobia, providing opportunities for greater discussion and understanding.
For Nuclear Power writers Desirée Proctor and Erica Harrell, calling upon past events to educate future generations was vital not only to the content of the story, but to its very inspiration. “The story is inspired by our mothers’ experience trying to Americanize after the Cuban Missile Crisis, when Cubans were attacked in this country for being the ‘enemy,'” Proctor and Harrell noted. “We hope that people take away the idea that we shouldn’t fear others for being different; that we shouldn’t automatically try to destroy what we don’t understand. Every alt-history story begins with real history, and Nuclear Power is no different.”
October of 1962. The Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union is at its peak when the unthinkable happens: nuclear war. Sixty years later, the remaining 13 states rose from the ashes to form the American Union, governed by the authoritarian Joint Chiefs of Staff and protected by a border wall to keep out nuclear radiation . . . and the individuals who were enhanced by it. Nuclear Power is a darkly poignant alternate history tale that posits the lengths to which a government will go to protect (or deceive) its citizens. When the Joint Chiefs’ dark secrets are revealed, will survivors on both sides of the wall join forces to fight for their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, or will their differences forever divide them?
TRADE PAPERBACK COVER REVEAL
The cover of the Nuclear Power trade paperback features all-new artwork by series illustrator Lynne Yoshii, continuing the striking monochromatic color palette utilized in each issue of the series.
PRE-ORDER EXCLUSIVES (ONLY UNTIL AUGUST 1ST!)
While the series is currently being released digitally (issue by issue) through Hoopla and ComiXology, the collected trade paperback will be released in print on October 19, 2021, in the Fanbase Press Online Store and on Amazon. The Nuclear Power trade paperback will retail for $19.99 and is now available for pre-order through Fanbase Press.
Pre-orders made by August 1, 2021, will receive exclusive signed prints of the single issue covers, as well as an Issue #1 variant cover, signed by the creative team.
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