We’re proud to reveal the synopsis of our new series for 2017 – Killtopia. The sci-fi series will feature concepts and scripts by Dave Cook and art by Bust cover artist Craig Paton.
The series was inspired by old school anime movies Akira and Ghost in the Shell, as well as the videogames of Platinum Games and Suda51, Killtopia takes readers into the neon scorched world of a Japanese metropolis, many years from now.
Years before our story begins, a scientific cataclysm ravages Sector K, a district in Japan’s largest metropolis – known in the present as ‘Killtopia.’
The incident spewed forth trillions of microscopic nanobots into the atmosphere. Humans have begun ingesting them, only to have their insides painfully terraformed until they collapse internally and die.
This sickness is known as ‘the rot’ and the sister of our protagonist Shinji, is dying from it. With no money to pay for her medication, he ventures to Killtopia in search of a solution.
Against this backdrop, we’re proud to reveal the official synopsis for Killtopia #1 – enjoy!
Tech. Mech. Wreck. Repeat.
Fortune and glory await those who enter the overgrown jungle of Killtopia – an abandoned sector of Japan’s largest metropolis, now home to a legion of killer Mechs.
Contract hunters known as Wreckers are sponsored by corporations and Yakuza gangs to enter Killtopia and hunt Mechs for their precious high-tech scrap.
With no contract and entering Killtopia illegally, amateur hunter Shinji doesn’t care about fame or glory. He hunts to pay for his dying sister’s medical care.
But when Shinji encounters Crash, the first sentient Mech ever to appear in Killtopia, the city’s most ruthless Wreckers, the military, government and every low-life in the city wants to claim the robot as their own.
Wanted fugitives Shinji and Crash embark on an epic journey through the metropolis, the far reaches of cyberspace and the fringes of reality itself to evade capture.
Can they find a place where human and machine can co-exist in peace?
Find out in Killtopia #1, releasing 2017 from Card Shark Comics.