Nuclear Family #1

Writer: Stephanie Phillips Artist: Tony Shasteen Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: February 24, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

America, 1957. Elvis dominates the airwaves and apple pie is served after every meal. But, with the dark cloud of nuclear holocaust looming, Korean War vet Tim McClean's major concern is taking care of his family in the atomic age.

When the first bomb does drop on an unexpecting Midwest city, Tim and his family find
themselves plunged into a strange new world, where what's left of the Unites States has gone underground while continuing to wage war on Russia with unthinkable tactics.

Based on Philip K. Dick's short story Breakfast at Twilight, NUCLEAR FAMILY is written by
Stephanie Phillips (Butcher of Paris, Heav more

  • 10
    BGCP - Daniel Boyd Feb 26, 2021

    Overall, I really enjoyed getting to review Nuclear Family and is a series that I will definitely be following in the future. Stephanie Philip's writing and Tony Shasteen's artwork really drew me into the world of the story and has left me wanting more. I think that this will certainly be a series worth keeping an eye on in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Brendan M. Allen Mar 1, 2021

    Cold War era sci-fi is obviously a well worn trope, but it's executed so well here, it doesn't really matter. After this brilliant setup, that final pop promises this sucker's going to get delightfully weird in the second chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Jacob Cordas Feb 24, 2021

    Another excellent comic from writer Stephanie Phillips, Nuclear Family #1 is a wonderful take on a cold war nightmare. Philip K. Dick would be proud. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Feb 25, 2021

    "Nuclear Family" #1 is a clever short-story adaptation that sets up good tension, mystery and even a bit of pathos to keep us hooked for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Evan Valentine Feb 24, 2021

    It's an interesting hook to be sure and definitely warrants giving the second issue a shot. Read Full Review

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