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Cover of the first issue
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics|
|Publication date||January 2005 – October 2007|
|Number of issues||6|
|Apocalypse Nerd||ISBN 1-59307-902-8|
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The six issue miniseries ran between 2005 and 2007. The collected graphic novel version was released in 2008.
The story revolves around two men, Perry and Gordo, attempting to survive in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest after Seattle is destroyed in a North Korean nuclear attack. Perry is a somewhat introverted computer programmer whilst his longtime friend Gordo works in various "self-employed" fields and is also a drug dealer. The story is a masculine character study as the two evolve and adapt to the changes in the post-apocalyptic world. Gordo becomes more amoralistic while Perry learns survival skills. Both have unique personality traits which help them adapt.
The end of every main chapter is followed by a story of the American Founding Fathers. These are somewhat humorous and based on actual events.
Fantagraphics, who publish a lot of Bagge's work, reported in early 2010 that Apocalypse Nerd was adapted as a 6-part series for television by Nois Productions (Alex Carvalho/ Tupaq Felber) and the pilot was being pitched to the BBC. Renamed first as Fallout and then Wasted, the series was apparently not picked up as there has been no news on it since 2010.
- Baehr, Mike (March 10, 2010). "Fallout: Peter Bagge's Apocalypse Nerd comes to TV (hopefully)". Flog blog. Fantagraphics. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
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