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The continuing adventures of our group of supernatural outcasts - focusing on their most volatile member - Poltergeist.
The continuing adventures of our group of supernatural outcasts - focusing on their most volatile member - Poltergeist.
The continuing adventures of our group of supernatural outcasts - focusing on their most volatile member - Poltergeist.
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Cadavers 2: Poltergeist tells the story of the most fearsome and terrifying Cadaver of them all.

Scary huh?
Scary huh?

Yeah - things don't always go Poltergeist's way. 

Our diminutive, mouthy, native Tatduenden doesn't have the best of luck. Poltergeist's frustration combined with his potential as the most powerful of the Cadavers can cause problems. Basically get him angry and......

Mad Robot Comics invites you to return to the world of the Cadavers - supernatural outcasts and misfits - refugees from a parallel dimension, discriminated against, forced into a life of crime, all the while, stranded on our earth. And still drinking our beer.

Cadavers issue 1 told the tale of the Cadaver's attack on North Mansion from the point of view of the thoughtful, sensitive Doppelgänger - issue 2 follows Poltergeist and his colleague's very different approach to the task of confronting the Cadaver's nemesis Marckus North.

Page 3 - Mission Impossible as told by Jim Henson.
Page 3 - Mission Impossible as told by Jim Henson.

Fresh from the success of the first issue, we have poured that enthusiasm into a stunning looking, action packed second issue.

Page 4 - the new warning label for Cigarette packets.
Page 4 - the new warning label for Cigarette packets.

Poltergeist's tale expands the world of the Cadavers further, looks closer at what happened between the scenes of issue one and continues the story onwards from Doppelgänger's attempts on North’s life. 

We get a chance to see more of the Cadavers in action as well as properly introduce you to the most troublesome, under-appreciated and volatile member of the group.

Page 5 - so much for subtle.
Page 5 - so much for subtle.

We also answer the question posed by the first issue - "Are the Cadavers all Dead?" (Actually we’ll answer that now. No. They are not. Where is the fun in that?)

We provide more detail on the traitor - we've already had a bunch of guesses as to their identity. Nearly all wrong. 

We examine North’s true motives. Is he truly the monster the Cadavers fear - or something even worse!

We take a closer look at the society the Cadavers find themselves forced to adapt to - 

Page 6. Coochy coo. Coochy coo little Poltergeist.
Page 6. Coochy coo. Coochy coo little Poltergeist.

And finally we smash a lot of furniture and kill a lot of people. A real lot. This book writes itself. 

Pages 7 and 8. Poltergeist knows how to make an entrance.
Pages 7 and 8. Poltergeist knows how to make an entrance.

Issue 2 also features a stunning 4 page fight scene, the likes of which we are certain has never been attempted in comics before (but which artist Edward Bentley won't let us post yet. Spoil-sport).

With the positive response to the cliffhanger ending of the first issue - we wanted to pick up the story ASAP. So Cadaver's artist supreme Edward Bentley has already completed pencils on the first 18 pages of the book: -  

Pencilled art on the wall of the Mad Robot Comics Studio. We have a studio. It's where all the drinking.....er work gets done.
Pencilled art on the wall of the Mad Robot Comics Studio. We have a studio. It's where all the drinking.....er work gets done.

For those that missed the first issue - this is an ideal point to jump on board. We catch you up quickly - and then it’s straight into Poltergeist's story. 

For those new to the world of the Cadavers here are our main characters: - 

 

 

 

But as well as an exciting comic - you want Kickstarter goodies don't you? 

We feel that we have outdone ourselves on the Kickstarter rewards this time. We are offering LOADS of extras with each pledge tier: - 

  • NB: if you pledge for the opportunity to be mentioned and/or featured in an upcoming issue of Cadavers - where possible we will provide you with the ORIGINAL art of THAT page. Cool - huh? 
  • Cadavers: The Card Game is a joint venture between ourselves and Dogeared Games - the guys behind the popular Stak Bots game: - www.stakbots.com 
Not final image.
Not final image.

Cadavers: The Card Game is currently in development - but will be coming to Kickstarter soon.

So who the devil are Mad Robot Comics?

We are an independent producer of comics and graphics novels. This will be our third Kickstarter. Check out www.madrobotcomics.com for our other products. 

Matt Hardy - raised by ancient and revered comic-monks, able to kill a man at 20 paces with the edge of a graphic novel; Matt's credits include Last Exit to Brighton, Madhouse and the upcoming gothic horror graphic novel Murder Most Mundane. A graduate of Andy Schmidt's Comic Experience class and co-founder of MRC. Matt owns no giraffes. 

Clark Bint art from the upcoming Murder Most Mundane. NOT a picture of Matt - he always takes his hair rollers out before getting murdered in strawberry jam.
Clark Bint art from the upcoming Murder Most Mundane. NOT a picture of Matt - he always takes his hair rollers out before getting murdered in strawberry jam.

Edward Bentley - Vat-grown in the MRC clone labs, Ed requires no sleep and runs solely on intravenous Nicotine-Cola. Chewing his way to freedom, Ed is currently working freelance at www.edward-bentley.com. Credits include Last Exit to Brighton and Madhouse for MRC and Hexes for Blue Fox Comics. Ed's solo project Skate or Die is due to hit Kickstarter in February. Ed is getting a dog. 

That's not Ed in the picture either. Although he does look a bit like the monster if he doesn't get to drink his 14 cans of coke a day....
That's not Ed in the picture either. Although he does look a bit like the monster if he doesn't get to drink his 14 cans of coke a day....

Warwick Johnson Cadwell is known for his work on Tank Girl and most recently on the TMU Workshop's The Marionette Unit. Nominated for a British Comic Award (or Eisner) - Warwick is currently working on the keenly anticipated Gungle for Blank Slate Books. 

Rob Jones is the letterer of Cadavers, and part ghoul himself. You'll find his lettering on a variety of comics, find him writing for Madius Comics and often find him shouting angrily at the seagulls. He has won several awards and is the proud owner of at least 78% of his own teeth. Find him on Twitter yelling idiocy into the void @RobJonesWrites or at his website. 

This actually is Rob. He exists only as a two dimensional piece of art.
This actually is Rob. He exists only as a two dimensional piece of art.

OK - The response to Cadavers 1: Doppelgänger has been overwhelmingly positive - people liking the crazy but human characters, the social commentary, the tense plot - but most of all - everyone has stressed how much fun the comic was.

And first and foremost - fun was what we were going for.

So please join us for issue 2. We promise even more craziness and fun. And of course, most importantly - this lot as well. 

Friendly bunch. Buy them a drink. NOW.
Friendly bunch. Buy them a drink. NOW.

Cheers

Matt Hardy (Mad Robot Comics) 

Risks and challenges

We deliver all Kickstarter rewards on-time and in full. We pride ourselves on this, and would never let our backers down. We strive to deliver quality comics and rewards.

We perceive no risks or challenges here. So instead we are putting a cool quote: -

"Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down."- Ray Bradbury

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    Cadavers 2: Poltergeist in digital form.

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    • Cadavers Digital Wallpaper
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    FULL BLOWN CRAZY

    Your own sexy, real-life copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist - plus a bunch of cool extras!

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    • Physical copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist
    • Digital copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist
    • Poltergeist 'Cubeecraft' paper-toy downloadable figure
    • Cadavers Digital Wallpaper
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    CRAZY FOR YOU!

    Both Cadavers book 1 and book 2 - For those who missed book 1 the first time. Plus LOADS of extras!

    Includes:
    • Physical copy of Cadavers 1: Doppelgänger
    • Physical copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist
    • Digital copy of Cadavers 1: Doppelgänger
    • Digital copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist
    • Cadavers Digital Wallpaper
    • Signed and numbered Edward Bentley Cadavers Print
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    CRAZY FOR MORE!

    Returning Backers Tier: For those who backed Book 1.

    Signed copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist - plus the 2 Limited Edition Cadavers: The Card Game Promo cards (to complete the set). Plus all the other extras as well.

    Includes:
    • SIGNED physical copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist
    • Digital copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist
    • Limited Edition Green & Gold CADAVERS: THE CARD GAME promo cards
    • Signed and numbered Edward Bentley Cadavers Print
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    CRAZY IN LOVE!

    Cadavers 2: Poltergeist Limited Edition Variant Cover - art by Warwick Johnson Cadwell. Plus LOADS of extras!

    Limited to 100 backers only.

    Includes:
    • Cadavers 2: Poltergeist: Warwick J Cadwell's variant cover
    • Digital copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist
    • Signed and numbered Edward Bentley Cadavers Print
    • Cadavers Digital Wallpaper
    • Poltergeist 'Cubeecraft' paper-toy downloadable figure
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    CRAZY STUPID LOVE!!

    All the extras, all the goodies in one pledge! Signed Comics, cards, prints, postcards, alt-covers, toys, posters. The whole shebang!

    Includes:
    • SIGNED physical copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist
    • Cadavers 2: Poltergeist: Warwick J Cadwell's variant cover
    • Hand-drawn Edward Bentley Cadavers Postcard
    • A full set of four CADAVERS: THE CARD GAME promo cards.
    • Digital copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist
    • Poltergeist 'Cubeecraft' paper-toy downloadable figure
    • Signed and numbered Edward Bentley Cadavers Print
    • Cadavers Digital Wallpaper
    • Mini pack of all 4 Mad Robot Comic promotional posters
    • Digital back catalogue of all Mad Robot Comics Graphic Novels
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    CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE!!

    For those who missed out on the Kickstarter for Issue 1- Edward Bentley's Issue 1 cover, Warwick Johnson Cadwell's Issue 1 cover and the final few copies of the Issue 1 Limited Edition Print. Plus EVERYTHING from all pledges so far.

    Includes:
    • Physical copy of Cadavers 1: Doppelgänger
    • SIGNED physical copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist
    • Cadavers 1: Doppelgänger: Warwick J Cadwell's variant cover
    • Cadavers 2: Poltergeist: Warwick J Cadwell's variant cover
    • Signed and numbered Edward Bentley Poltergeist Print.
    • Signed and numbered Edward Bentley Revenant Print.
    • Hand-drawn Edward Bentley Cadavers Postcard
    • A full set of four CADAVERS: THE CARD GAME promo cards.
    • Poltergeist 'Cubeecraft' paper-toy downloadable figure
    • Cadavers Digital Wallpaper
    • Mini pack of all 4 Mad Robot Comic promotional posters
    • Digital copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist
    • Digital back catalogue of all Mad Robot Comics Graphic Novels
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    CRAZY LIKE A FOX!

    OK - this is the personal reward tier for those who want all the extras and goodies - but are also looking for something that money can't buy or is unique just to them. The ultimate backer.

    Includes:
    • APPEARANCE IN CADAVERS! - your likeness as an actual character
    • The page of Original art featuring your OWN Cadavers character
    • Hand-Drawn Cadavers postcard starring your OWN Cadavers character
    • SIGNED physical copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist
    • Cadavers 2: Poltergeist: Warwick J Cadwell's variant cover
    • Poltergeist 'Cubeecraft' paper-toy downloadable figure
    • Dedication and thanks in the credits page of Cadavers 2
    • Digital copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist
    • Signed and numbered Edward Bentley Cadavers Print
    • Cadavers Digital Wallpaper
    • Mini pack of all 4 Mad Robot Comic promotional posters
    • A full set of four CADAVERS: THE CARD GAME promo cards.
    • Digital back catalogue of all Mad Robot Comics Graphic Novels
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    CRAZY RIGHT NOW!!!

    OK - this is the mother-load - everything offered so far - as well as the stuff that money just can't buy and will never again be available in any form anywhere. For the true comic and Kickstarter enthusiast only.

    Includes:
    • Poltergeist custom POP! VINYL figure
    • Edward will paint an original Poltergeist picture just for you
    • Dedication and thanks in the credits page of Cadavers 2
    • YOUR NAME mentioned in the text of the comic
    • Physical copies: Madhouse & Last Exit to Brighton graphic novels
    • APPEARANCE IN CADAVERS! - your likeness as an actual character
    • The page of Original art featuring your OWN Cadavers character
    • Hand-Drawn Cadavers postcard starring your OWN Cadavers character
    • SIGNED physical copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist
    • Cadavers 2: Poltergeist: Warwick J Cadwell's variant cover
    • Poltergeist 'Cubeecraft' paper-toy downloadable figure
    • Digital copy of Cadavers 2: Poltergeist
    • Signed and numbered Edward Bentley Cadavers Print
    • Cadavers Digital Wallpaper
    • Mini pack of all 4 Mad Robot Comic promotional posters
    • A full set of four CADAVERS: THE CARD GAME promo cards.
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