Bad Idea Take Over with Dinesh Shamdasani & Warren Simons: The Comic Source Podcast

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Bad Idea Take Over with Dinesh Shamdasani & Warren Simons

The Comic Source Podcast


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Jace chats with the co-CEO’s of Bad Idea to get the lowdown and Eniac #1, allocations and launch day. There are a TON of rumors flying around out there, so we are here to set the record straight. We talk about why there weren’t enough first printings to go around, how Bad Idea came up the number of books to be printed and how they hope to resolve this going forward. Also plenty of talk about the speculation market and just why are all those rules in place anyway. How come there will be no trades or digital? We ask it all, plus some listener & forum questions as well. If you have heard about Bad Idea and aren’t sure what to think … this is the podcast you MUST listen to.


  1. How do you think launch day went?
  2. Anything you wish you could do differently?
  3. How do you respond to the allegations that you purposely manipulated the availability of #1
    1. How could you not have known about the demand?
      1. Couldn’t you have called all the stores?
      2. When did you print the book vs when you received orders?
    2. Key Collector app
  4. What are the rules for, for readers or for shops?
    1. No trades
    2. No digital
  5. Gatekeeping & barrier to entry
    1. Not doing variants covers because they require extra work
    2. International distribution is too hard
    3. Centering on LCS & LCS culture
    4. Which stores are acceptable to order from
    5. Communication
  6. Changes going forward
  7. Fan response to the STORY
  8. Getting focus back on content
  9. Valiant Fans Questions
  10. Wave #2

2 Responses

  1. Keith Oliver

    Why are they keeping the print run so secret from fans? I’m a collector and buy rare error comics and low print runs along with keys and recalled comics when I buy variants a 1:200 or 1:500 I know the print run or I buy comics that tell you only 500 made! It’s important to the collector to know the value of his comics and the print run!


    I don’t know why they are keeping the print runs a secret. I will say it is not uncommon these days. If I find out I will certainly let you know.

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