Nuclear Power is a darkly poignant alternate history of the Cuban Missile Crisis, depicting a United States under authoritarian control which subjects women to mandatory pregnancy screenings and forced abortions.
Furthering the series’ efforts to demand equity for its citizens and combat authoritarian control over reproductive rights, all proceeds from the sale of the Nuclear Power trade paperback (purchased through the Fanbase Press Online Store on October 26) will be donated to Planned Parenthood whose mission is to ensure all people have access to the care and resources they need to make informed decisions about their bodies, their lives, and their futures.
The date of the fundraising event also carries great significance. On October 16, 1916, the country’s first birth control clinic opened in Brownsville, Brooklyn. After only 10 days, on October 26, 1916, police raided the clinic and shut it down, and all the condoms and diaphragms were confiscated.
“We hope that a donation to Planned Parenthood will help to prevent further injustices against reproductive health,” notes writers Proctor and Harrell.
The Nuclear Power collected trade paperback is now available for sale through the Fanbase Press Online Store and features a foreword by Dr. Katie Monnin (writer - Teaching Graphic Novels, Diamond Bookshelf's "Katie's Korner") and a study guide by Dr. Stephen J.C. Andes (Associate Professor of History - Louisiana State University / writer - Zorro's Shadow). The bonus content offers readers, educators, and librarians the opportunity to utilize Nuclear Power as an educational resource for examining challenging topics like disinformation and xenophobia, providing opportunities for greater discussion and understanding.
In addition, the series is available digitally through ComiXology, Hoopla, and Comics Plus.
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NUCLEAR POWER - SERIES SYNOPSIS
October of 1962. The Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union is at its peak when the unthinkable happens: nuclear war. Sixty years later, the remaining 13 states rose from the ashes to form the American Union, governed by the authoritarian Joint Chiefs of Staff and protected by a border wall to keep out nuclear radiation . . . and the individuals who were enhanced by it. Nuclear Power is a darkly poignant alternate history tale that posits the lengths to which a government will go to protect (or deceive) its citizens. When the Joint Chiefs’ dark secrets are revealed, will survivors on both sides of the wall join forces to fight for their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, or will their differences forever divide them?
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