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VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
(W) Stephanie Phillips
(A/CA) Tony Shasteen
America, 1957. Elvis dominates the airwaves and apple pie is served after every meal. But, with the dark cloud of nuclear holocaust looming, Korean War vet Tim McClean's major concern is taking care of his family in the atomic age. When the first bomb does drop on an unexpecting Midwest city, Tim and his family find themselves plunged into a strange new world, where what's left of the Unites States has gone underground while continuing to wage war on Russia with unthinkable tactics. Based on Philip K. Dick's short story Breakfast at Twilight, NUCLEAR FAMILY is written by Stephanie Phillips (Butcher of Paris, Heavy Metal, ARTEMIS AND THE ASSASSIN, RED ATLANTIS) and illustrated by Tony Shasteen (Star Trek). It is Cold War era science fiction at its most timely and terrifying.
Date Available: 02/24/2021
BONUS REVIEW by Kevin Healy


Sputnik circles the Earth, while Tim McClean circles the deals on used cars in Milwaukee. Cold war tensions are brought to Wisconsin by Stephanie Phillips (A Man Among Ye, Future State Harley Quinn) and Tony Shasteen (owns a camera). Its a cool concept-one day you're selling used cars, the next your the only survivor of a nuclear attack...you know, that old trope.

The story is underserved by the very static art. It seems entirely photo referenced. That style can work, but line weight, contour, something to give it life or spark. These all have to play a part to sell those images as comics images instead of fumetti.


I give it 6 out of 10 Grahams


VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
(W) Stephanie Phillips
(A/CA) Tony Shasteen
America, 1957. Elvis dominates the airwaves and apple pie is served after every meal. But, with the dark cloud of nuclear holocaust looming, Korean War vet Tim McClean's major concern is taking care of his family in the atomic age. When the first bomb does drop on an unexpecting Midwest city, Tim and his family find themselves plunged into a strange new world, where what's left of the Unites States has gone underground while continuing to wage war on Russia with unthinkable tactics. Based on Philip K. Dick's short story Breakfast at Twilight, NUCLEAR FAMILY is written by Stephanie Phillips (Butcher of Paris, Heavy Metal, ARTEMIS AND THE ASSASSIN, RED ATLANTIS) and illustrated by Tony Shasteen (Star Trek). It is Cold War era science fiction at its most timely and terrifying.
Date Available: 02/24/2021
BONUS REVIEW by Kevin Healy


Sputnik circles the Earth, while Tim McClean circles the deals on used cars in Milwaukee. Cold war tensions are brought to Wisconsin by Stephanie Phillips (A Man Among Ye, Future State Harley Quinn) and Tony Shasteen (owns a camera). Its a cool concept-one day you're selling used cars, the next your the only survivor of a nuclear attack...you know, that old trope.

The story is underserved by the very static art. It seems entirely photo referenced. That style can work, but line weight, contour, something to give it life or spark. These all have to play a part to sell those images as comics images instead of fumetti.


I give it 6 out of 10 Grahams


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