Bad Idea

Are you looking for Bad Idea comics in Canada? Well, then you've come to the right place.

Variant Edition is proud to be one of the 50 stores that are part of Bad Idea's launch, offering the complete line of titles to customers all across Canada.


Bad Idea is an American comics publisher that is attempting to change the way people interact with the medium. Bad Idea's plans are to produce one to two single issue comics per month at a time. At a company-standard price of $3.99 (US price), these "pristinely designed, prestige-format packages" will have no variants and no collections. At this time, Bad Idea does not plan to release any of their comics digitally.

All of these titles are being offered to a limited amount of shops in order to keep the operation small, and focused on creating the best comics they possibly can, trusting their retail partners to help distribute to a wider market.

We are proud to be one of the select few retailers that have been working with Bad Idea since the official launch, working to provide their complete line of works from creators such as Matt Kindt (Bang!), Doug Braithwaite (Bloodshot), Mae Catt (Young Justice), Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier, Harbinger), Tomas Giorello (X-O Manowar), Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn), Adam Pollina (X-Force), Robert Venditti (Justice League), Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman), Eric Heisserer (Bird Box, Arrival), Jody Houser (Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Gideon Falls), Peter Milligan (X-Statix), Zeb Wells (Amazing Spider-Man), and more.


We're doing everything we can to make sure Canada has great access to the entire Bad Idea line. To that end, we offer mail order to all of Canada and in city delivery to those in Edmonton and surrounding communities.

A couple things to note:

1) The Bad Idea contract states that we are only allowed to sell one copy of each issue, per person. This is not something we will circumventing in any way, shape or form, so please refrain from asking.

2) We are allowed to distribute to other stores, but will only do so if the retailer agrees to similar conditions in our Bad Idea contract. If you would like your store to carry Bad Idea, have them contact us and we'll work out the details. (And yes, we are willing to supply local stores with product.)

3) Because of the contract, we will be classifying brick and mortar stores with Diamond account numbers as retailers. Falling outside of that means falling into the "one copy per person" stipulation.

4) Variant Edition and Bad Idea are in the business of getting great stories into your hands - and as such, they have requested that our initial orders for issue one of a title be the MINIMUM amount we order for subsequent issues. For example, if we ordered 500 issues of ENIAC #1, we would be expected to order 500 of each issue through to the fourth and final instalment. Because of this, the only purchasing option we have available online is for the whole run of the series, with shipping to be worked out depending on whether delivery is required.

As always, we offer a better deal if you pay before our initial orders are due on a book, so there will be incentive to buy sight-unseen.

ENIAC #1 cover by Lewis LaRosa


If you're a single purchaser, you can head over to our Bad Idea category on the site and order all available projects there.

If you are a retailer, you can contact us using any of the information on our contact page, and we will reply with purchasing terms.

Thank you for your interest - we'll talk with you all soon!