Apocalypse Nerd

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Apocalypse Nerd
Cover of the first issue
Publication information
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Schedule Irregular
Format Limited series
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.


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, [2] it will reportedly be broadcast as a BBC TV movie on 1 June 2016.[3]



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