By Matt Kindt (Writer) // Doug Braithwaite (Art) // Diego Rodriguez (Colors) // Lewis Larosa W/Diego Rodriguez (Cover) // THE HERO TRADE By Matt Kindt (Writer) // David Lapham (Art)
NOTE: THE HERO TRADE is included as this month's BAD IDEA B-Side Synopsis: Seventy-seven years ago, the United States unlocked the key to defeating the Axis powers, but, in their desperation to end the war, accidentally created a far more powerful threat: ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer). Designed to be a cutting-edge breakthrough in supercomputing that could deliver a decisive victory to the Allies, ENIAC did just that...by ordering the bombing Nagasaki without human consent or approval. A fully autonomous A.I free from the bounds of programming or morality, ENIAC spent the decades since manipulating global superpowers from the shadows, secretly shaping everything we thought we knew about the history of the geopolitical order. And, throughout it all, one classified question has plagued presidents and prime ministers, generals and spymasters alike: "What is ENIAC planning next?"