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
No. of issues 6
Creative team
Created by Peter Bagge
Written by Peter Bagge
Artist(s) Peter Bagge
Letterer(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 2008 (ISBN 1593079028).

Television adaptation[edit]

Fantagraphics, who publish much of Bagge's work, reported in early 2010 that Apocalypse Nerd was adapted as a six-part series for television by Nois Productions (Alex Carvalho/Tupaq Felber) and the pilot was being pitched to BBC.[1] It was renamed first as Fallout (Nois released a 25-minute short film version under that title on February 1, 2013[2]) and then Wasted.[3] The full film has yet to be released.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Baehr, Mike (March 10, 2010). "Fallout: Peter Bagge's Apocalypse Nerd comes to TV (hopefully)". Flog blog. Fantagraphics. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3196340/?ref_=tt_ov_dr
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-26. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2506256/

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