Apocalypse Nerd

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Apocalypse Nerd
Cover of the first issue
Publication information
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Schedule Irregular
Format Limited series
Genre
Publication date January 2005 – October 2007
Number of issues 6
Creative team
Writer(s) Peter Bagge
Artist(s) Peter Bagge
Letterer(s) Peter Bagge
Creator(s) Peter Bagge
Editor(s) David Land
Katie Moody
Collected editions
Apocalypse Nerd ISBN 1-59307-902-8

Apocalypse Nerd is a six-issue comic book limited series created by Peter Bagge and published by Dark Horse Comics.

Publication history[edit]

The six issue miniseries ran between 2005 and 2007. The collected graphic novel version was released in 2008.

Plot[edit]

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.

Collected editions[edit]

A trade paperback collection released in March of 2008 (ISBN 1593079028).

Television adaptation[edit]

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.[1] Renamed first as Fallout and then Wasted, the series was apparently not picked up as there has been no news on it since 2010.[2]

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