Planet of the Nerds (Paperback)
Ahoy Comics, 9780998044248, 152pp.
Publication Date: October 29, 2019
List Price: 17.99*
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Three high school jocks in the 1980s are accidentally frozen by an experimental cryogenics device, only to be revived in the computer-driven, superhero movie-loving world of 2019--an era ruled by nerds "Evokes vintage Hollywood hits such as Revenge of the Nerds, Weird Science, Real Genius, Back to the Future and The Breakfast Club. The story: Three high school jocks in the 1980s are accidentally frozen by an experimental cryogenics device, only to be revived in the tech-driven, superhero-loving, empathy-counseling world of 2019 -- in other words, an era shaped by the nerds they once tormented... the art team of Alan Robinson and Randy Elliott (with covers by David Nakayama) have plenty of fun with scenes keyed to 1980s popcorn classics.."--DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD "PLANET OF THE NERDS #1 captures the goofy joy of 80s classics like Revenge of the Nerds, Back To The Future, and Real Genius. Then, with the most elegant of plot twists, it updates the story for a different age. Smart, fast paced and beautifully drawn."-- Gene Ha (Mae) "Highly satisfying.... (with) sharp writing from Constant and well-executed art from Robinson and Elliott, plus spectacular coloring from Sobreiro."-- COMICS BEAT "We all know that nerds won the great nerd/jock battle of the 80s, but what if a bunch of Jocks were frozen in time and emerged not knowing the war was over? That's the question Planet of the Nerds asks, and the answer is, ironically, delightfully nerdy nerdy fun."--Arthur Wyatt, (Judge Dredd) "Clever and profound." -- io9 "This is a really good bit." -- Daniel Kibblesmith (Santa's Husband) "Ahoy has found a way to simply revitalize comics by going back to basics. Amazing writing and stunning interior artwork."-- READING WITH A FLIGHT RING "Paul Constant's writing is witty and insightful." -- POP CULTURE SQUAD "The art by Robinson and the colors by Sobreiro conspire to provide just the right retro look reminiscent of the work of Ed Piskor."-- COMICS GRINDER "AHOY's offerings so far have been a celebration of a comic world won by all us geeks. Planet of the Nerds continues that creatively invigorating streak while also serving as a cleverly written, beautifully illustrated cautionary tale for non-comics bullies everywhere." -- Chris Ryall, President & Publisher/CCO, IDW Publishing.