Duck and Cover Is Coming To Print


MILWAUKIE, Ore., (May 20, 2024)—Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque, the creative team behind the New York Times bestselling American Vampire, reimagine the age of the atomic bomb in Duck and Cover, a post-apocalyptic, manga-influenced teen adventure series with a historical twist. Written by Snyder (American Vampire, Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine), illustrated by Albuquerque (American Vampire, A Study in Emerald), colored by Marcelo Maiolo (Nocterra, Jean Grey), and lettered by Bernardo Brice (Census, Adora and The Distance), each print issue spans 56 pages, with #1 arriving September 2024. The first issue will also feature two covers by Albuquerque (including a foil variant) and variant art by Dave Johnson (1:10 incentive variant), Ariela Kristantina (1:25 incentive variant), and one more variant to be revealed at a later date.

About Duck and Cover:

For generations, the threat of nuclear attack was always in the corner of their minds. Millions of elementary school students and teens were taught that “the flash means act fast. Duck and cover!” But what happens AFTER the blast?

The year is 1955, and teenager Del Reeves dreams of ditching town life for a life in movies beyond projecting them at the local drive-in. But when Cold War nightmares become a reality, Del discovers that the film genres he’d grown up watching are more real than he could have ever imagined. When a sudden nuclear exchange obliterates the U.S., only the children who hid under their school desks are spared. These teens

now find themselves the lone survivors in a strange and wild new ’50s America.


Duck and Cover is perfect for fans of Fallout.

Duck and Cover #1 (of 3) will be available in comic shops on September 4, 2024. It is now available to preorder from your local comic shop for $4.99. It is available now digitally via Comixology Originals, where it originally debuted.

Duck and Cover #1-3 will also be collected in a paperback edition (152 pages, 6.625” x 10.1875”) for $19.99. It will be available in bookstores on March 11, 2025 and in comic shops on March 12, 2025.

Praise for Duck and Cover:

“This comic plays to Snyder’s strengths, with a cast full of unique personalities and the use of nostalgia for what never was to make the violence and cruelty cut a little deeper. Albuquerque’s art, as always, is fantastic and he’s still clearly one of the best in the business. All in all, this was a very solid debut and has all the makings of an American Vampire-esque hit.” –

“One part ‘American Graffiti’ and another part ‘Mad Max’ ‘Duck And Cover’ #1 is a thrilling, genre-blending adventure that does away with the rosy glow of nostalgia to depict a darker, more divided America as it really was, but with the added danger of a bleak, world-threatening apocalypse. “–Comicon

Duck and Cover takes familiar coming-of-age stories into harrowing new territory. Snyder combines nostalgia, fear, violence, and catastrophe into a compelling new thriller. Albuquerque and Maoilo bring it all to vivid life in all its frightening ugliness. This historical retelling of the age of the atomic bomb is a gripping read that draws the reader in with a well-worn set-up and then turns the story on its head. A fantastic debut issue.”—Lotusland

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