Imagine a world where the monsters of myth and folklore live side-by-side with the rest of humanity.
Imagine that world ripped apart by the machinations of a power hungry politician and an immortal killing machine in the body of a little girl.
A World Gone To Hell.
CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL is a 130 page collection of stories by some of the most popular and talented indie writers and artists working today.
Each story is a complete tale in its own right - a unique vision from the creators, but read as a whole - all form part of a connected epic story.
Showcasing a vast range of styles - our connected anthology contains tales of love, sacrifice, murder, hatred and betrayal. Also tales of dating, suicide, weird sex and shopping. From the shocking to the sublime - we have all bases covered.
Each story is set in a consecutive month of the year. The year in which the world falls apart and society burns: -
THE STORIES: -
JANUARY kicks off with our introduction to Anima - a young girl with a secret that will shake the world to its core. Anima’s trial by fire is brought to you by CADAVERS creators Matt Hardy (Murder Most Mundane, Last Exit to Brighton) and Edward Bentley (Dark Boy and Adler): -
FEBRUARY is a change of pace. A gumshoe, noir tale of a "Blob Detective" - hot on the trail of a missing limb. Charlie Etheridge-Nunn (Who Dares Rolls) and Russell Mark Olson (Lady Hollywood, Gateway City) give us our first glimpse of a world populated by monsters and the strange - but where crime and love remain unchanged: -
MARCH examines the rise to power of a pivotal player in the anthology. Matt Hardy (Last Exit to Brighton) and Clark Bint (Murder Most Mundane) - give us a story called "Karma Inc" - showing how technology from the future can pollute the past and ruin the present: -
APRIL introduces us to Sully – a confused, kind-hearted lump, looking for love, whilst struggling to piece himself together. Jordan Thomas (Climax) and Arturo Mesa (Infinite Seven) give us "Love in Stitches" – a misfit love story of dating apps, transforming body parts and loss:-
MAY gives us the story of an isolated child, an overprotective mother and a society starting to fear the monsters in their midst. In "Narrow" - Matt Hardy (Madhouse) and Luke Francis (Twisted Abnormality) give us monsters - but not quite the monsters you expect: -
JUNE is the tale of a young woman - betrayed and buried alive - as the political landscape shifts to target those it sees as threats. Ash Deadman (Murder Most Mundane) and Lyndon White (Hexes, The Mind of James Svengal) give us "Buried Deep" - the tragic story of the Cadaver called Revenant: -
JULY - with open hostility towards Spectrals now part of everyday life - the fearsome Bogeyman takes matters into his own hands by…. going shopping for cat food. The Dark-Boy and Adler team of Dan Earey and Edward Bentley give us "The Tuna Eclipse" - a lighthearted tale of supermarket aisles, cats and fish products: -
AUGUST - as a thought-plague infection spreads throughout the world - we find ourselves in a hospital with a young woman being hunted by the haunted. In "Your Blood" - Cadavers creators Matt Hardy (Madhouse) and Edward Bentley (Last Exit to Brighton) deliver the bad news: -
SEPTEMBER - As the world falls apart, a Spectral who feels no pain finds himself the victim of a brutal assault. Kieren Stevens (Broadcast Comics) and Thodoris Laourdekis (Four Thieves, Sicarius & Red Echo) present "Macabre" - a harrowing tale of a man pushed too far:-
OCTOBER - Two scientists conduct experiments to examine the boundaries between worlds - as their assistant slowly falls in love with a figure across the divide. Charlie Etheridge-Nunn (Who Dares Roles, Cuckoo) and Rory Donald (Griff Gristle, Resurrection Men) give us "Fractured". A tale of choices. All bad.
NOVEMBER finds a group of children picking their way through their decaying city - as the world finally falls apart. Jordan Thomas (Love in Stitches) and Daniel Maine (The Musketeers, Robyn Hood) present "Come See" - a tale of lost childhood and death.
DECEMBER - with society lost and Spectrals openly hunted - the Spectral known as Poltergeist flees - and fights - for his life. Matt Hardy (Murder Most Mundane) and Jonathan Scott (Comichaus, Future Quake) - finish out the year with "Forced Perspective" - a story of extreme personal tragedy and loss.
So - we have stories of horror. Stories of violence. And surprisingly - a number of stories about love. Also a story about a Blob solving crimes in a Fedora. Tell me who else has that?
And running through each tale we have the manipulations of the true villains of our story. Subtly influencing events from behind the scenes, orchestrating their rise to power and unleashing terror on the world.
WHAT THE REVIEWERS SAY:
A great and intriguing concept that has a particular social relevance right now. Also a fun, enjoyable read with some strong artwork - Bleeding Cool
A surprising & involving title to get lost in. Great stuff - Comics Anonymous
Funny and fun while leaving the main storyline engaged with potentially serious consequences - Comicbooked.com
A creepy, topical comic - Word of the Nerd
One of the goals of this book was to get a bunch of talented creators and obtain their unique vision and interpretation of the Cadavers world.
It has been an absolute joy to see each artist's unique take on the Cadavers cast - and watch as writers and artists alike help develop and broaden the Cadavers Universe.
Each creator is extremely proud of their work on the book - we think you will find it shows in the tales they have weaved for you.
We'll be running full feature articles on all the creators as the Kickstarter progresses.
Tying all these distinct art styles together is the professional lettering of Robin Jones. A veteran of hundreds of independent books - you can see examples of Rob's work here - https://robjonesletteringblog.wordpress.com - or on the Blob Detective art above. We couldn't do a book without Rob on board.
MAD ROBOT COMICS.
Established in 2015. Publisher of the ongoing Cadavers series and the Graphic Novels - Murder Most Mundane, Madhouse and Last Exit To Brighton.
We are passionate about making unique and quirky comics in the independent sector. We take the production of quality stories and art very seriously. As an example of our seriousness - here are two of us pretending to be Iron Fist :)
Risks and challenges
This will be the 7th KICKSTARTER run by MAD ROBOT COMICS - all successfully funded and all rewards delivered.
This softcover anthology is 90% finished - just some last art corrections, colours and letters. We have a highly professional printer who delivers a top quality product every time - and we always choose a high spec for our books. We have built a reputation for always delivering high quality comics and exceptional rewards.
We are good at this now.
This book will be no different. We promise you some amazing stories, incredible art - and will stop at nothing to make sure this project reaches your doorstep. If you have a doorstep. If you don't - we'll build you one. We are that committed to this :)
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