Killtopia is the fourth comic series from Card Shark Comics, launching 2018. It reunites creator/author Dave Cook with Bust cover artist Craig Paton for a dream team-up.
It’s a neon-soaked, cyberpunk battle royale set in future Japan. In many ways it’s our tribute to the old Manga movies like Akira, Guyver and Ghost in the Shell, together with Dave’s all-time favourite comic series Transmetropolitan, and the videogame works of Resident Evil 4’s Shinji Mikami, No More Heroes creator Suda51 and Platinum Games.
Here’s a full synopsis:
Killtopia is a comic series from Card Shark Comics, set in a futuristic, neon-scorched Japanese metropolis. In this version of the world, the city is overrun by an infestation of killer Mechs – hulking robots that are slowly terraforming the city into a hostile jungle environment,
Corporations, governments and criminals pay bounty hunters called Wreckers to enter the hub of the infestation – a zone called Killtopia – to slay the Mechs and retrieve their precious high tech scrap in exchange for money, fame and glory.
Our comic series focuses on Shinji, a rookie Wrecker with crap weaponry who hunts Mechs to pay for his dying sister’s medical care. One day he meets the world’s first thinking, feeling sentient Mech – a robot called Crash.
Quickly, both Shinji and Crash are wanted fugitives, on the run from Yakuza gangs, robotic Kaiju monsters, android samurai and a range of Wreckers with larger than life personalities.
They find themselves thrust into a deadly conspiracy that threatens to end the world. Can they escape capture long enough to save the planet and our species from total extinction?
You can find out when Killtopia #1 drops in 2018