Written by Joe Harris
Covers by Cat Staggs
As the Cold War rose in the 1950s, military hero, Cpt. George Kutter and his family trained to be legacy survivors in the event of an atomic exchange with the Soviet Union. Prepared to wait out the aftermath of nuclear war, they were subjected to numerous simulations, scenarios and stresses in hopes of helping salvage something of their family, their country and humanity from the ashes of a conflict with the Russians that never happened. But when a group of lost hunting buddies stumble upon a seemingly abandoned fallout shelter in the present-day Pennsylvania wilderness, they’ll uncover secrets best left buried. What was the nature of the secret Archonite initiative? What lengths did the United States go to in order to prepare for all-out war and its aftermath? What did the Kutter Family endure in preparation for their duty? And if World War III never broke out… why are they still down there?
DIAMOND ITEM CODE: MAR192007
Donnie, Keith and their friends expected a typical weekend of hunting and drinking and blowing off steam in the woods. Then they ended up lost, injured and locked inside the strange, dark fallout shelter previously inhabited by the participants in some kind of simulated military experiment. Only nobody ever told George Kutter and his family that the bombs never fell, so they were left underground to die, locked away and waiting for further instructions which never came. Until Donnie and his friends found their bodies, that is. Thing is, the shelter is still packed with enough food, supplies and water to sustain a group for a very long time. The power works, along with lights and air filtration to last a nuclear winter. And as this group of frightened, desperate men work to find a way out, they realize there’s more than just the mystery of the Kutter Family’s demise… as the old experiment has begun anew.
DIAMOND ITEM CODE: APR191950