You have, or maybe drool over, mid-century modern furniture. Now, go back to 1957 America and see the dark undertones of that era in Nuclear Family 1.
It’s 1957 and Russia is meddling in the politics of the middle east. The U.S. feels obligated to respond. Used car salesman, Tim, just wants to protect his family. When the bombs start dropping, he and his wife, Lin, teenage daughter Robin, and son Hank hide in their basement. What in the world is happening?
The plot is compelling. There is a real sense of urgency. The artwork is perfectly matched to the middle America setting and the cold war time period.
However, there is one major problem with this comic. It’s too short. The story is only 25 pages. I want more. The last volume in the series comes out June 23, 2021. However, I’m going to wait for the compilation, which is scheduled for publication in October 2021, in the hopes of snagging an eARC from Edelweiss+.
For the great story and art, Nuclear Family 1 deserves 5 stars! It remains to be seen whether I cave and buy the remaining four volumes at $3.99 each on Amazon or if I can wait for the compilation.
Thanks to Aftershock Comics for a copy in exchange for my honest review.