Out This Week: Bad City Blue
Out digitally for the first time this week is the collection of Bad City Blue from Rebellion.
CREATIVE TEAM: Alan Grant (w) Robin Smith (a) Steve Potter (l)
RELEASE DATE: 4 August 2021
DIGITAL, 58 pages
The city was dying. It was dying hard and dying ugly. Armed gangs ruled, and even the cops didn’t dare go in – ‘cept for guys like Blue. Beneath a vast glass dome, the totally self-contained floating conurbation of Bader City has been built into an asteroid – but life is hard for those in the ‘darkside’. Ninety per cent of the city is now slum, now dubbed ‘Bad City’ – a crumbling, decaying ghetto cursed by power cuts, burst water mains, and grinding poverty. Far away from the health and wealth of the topside, armed gangs control the darkside and only guys like Blue - a trouble-shooting ‘button man’ who enforces order at the behest of the top-siders – dare patrol its streets. Anyone starts trouble and Blue starts shooting. He’s saving the city for 'decent folk' … or is he? Blue discovers that not all is at it seems in Bader City and the intentions of the elite are not as benevolent as he once though. Created by writer Alan Grant and artist Robin Smith, Bad City Blue combines Escape From New York with Silent Running and a strong class message that’s trademark Grant, along with probably the bleakest ending you could imagine!