One of my favorite comic creators, Peter Bagge, is seeing another of his creations make it to the small screen an adaptation of his 2006 mini-series entitled Apocalypse Nerd. Last fall we heard that Fox had approached Bagge to develop one of his older properties, The Bradleys into a cartoon series. Not much else has been heard since, but I am still hoping it gets made.
As for Apocalypse Nerd, here is the wikipedia description:
It revolves around two men, Perry and Gordo, attempting to survive in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest after Seattle is destroyed in a North Korean nuclear attack. Perry is a somewhat introverted computer programmer whilst his longtime friend Gordo works in various “self-employed” fields and is also a drug dealer. The story is a masculine character study as the two evolve and adapt to the changes in the post-apocalyptic world. Gordo becomes more amoralistic while Perry learns survival skills. Both have unique personality traits which help them adapt.
The story is, as with most of Bagge’s books, a humorous introspection into the human psyche. And obviously someone paid attention across the pond as it seems the BBC will be making a 6 episode series entitled Fallout for it soon. Today a trailer was released and I am looking forward to the series being ported to BBC America so all my friends can enjoy his humor and story telling.