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One Story. Twelve Artists. One Weird and Wonderful World - Eating Itself Alive.
One Story. Twelve Artists. One Weird and Wonderful World - Eating Itself Alive.
One Story. Twelve Artists. One Weird and Wonderful World - Eating Itself Alive.
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CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL

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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): - 

That's....Strawberry Jam on the door?
That's....Strawberry Jam on the door?

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: - 

That's the fifth bathtub I've lost this week.
That's the fifth bathtub I've lost this week.

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: - 

It's not the size that counts....
It's not the size that counts....

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:-

Soooooo hard NOT make a joke about being 'All Ears'.
Soooooo hard NOT make a joke about being 'All Ears'.

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: - 

Horrifying Monster Vs Laundry Basket. Place your bets.
Horrifying Monster Vs Laundry Basket. Place your bets.

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: - 

Sooooo hard not to make a joke about a 'grave situation'.
Sooooo hard not to make a joke about a 'grave situation'.

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: - 

Clean-up in aisle 9. Clean-up in aisle 9.
Clean-up in aisle 9. Clean-up in aisle 9.

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: - 

His bedside manner needed work.
His bedside manner needed work.

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:- 

A bridge over troubled waters.
A bridge over troubled waters.

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.

Nothing utterly terrible happened here then.
Nothing utterly terrible happened here then.

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.

Suffer the Children
Suffer the Children

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. 

This is RATBURG. Some people just seem to grow into their names....
This is RATBURG. Some people just seem to grow into their names....

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. 

Dun dun dun!!!
Dun dun dun!!!

REWARDS: 

 ORIGINAL ART: 

Page 3 of 'Buried Deep' by Lyndon White.
Page 3 of 'Buried Deep' by Lyndon White.
Page 3 of Blob Detective by Russell Mark Olson.
Page 3 of Blob Detective by Russell Mark Olson.
Page 2 of 'Forced Perspective' by Jonathan Scott
Page 2 of 'Forced Perspective' by Jonathan Scott
Page 5 of 'Your Blood' by Edward Bentley
Page 5 of 'Your Blood' by Edward Bentley

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

THE CREATORS: 

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. 

ROB JONES

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. 

www.madrobotcomics.com. 

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 :) 

Editor-In-Chief Matt Hardy and Writer Ash Deadman. Kung fu legends.
Editor-In-Chief Matt Hardy and Writer Ash Deadman. Kung fu legends.

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 :)

OK - that's our bit done - we would love your support on this project - we would love your pledge.

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    WORLD GONE.

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    WORLD GONE TO BITS.

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    WORLD GONE TO BITS AND BITES!

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    WORLD GONE TOO EARLY.

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    WORLD GONE CRAZY.

    REAL PAPERY GOODNESS. HOLD IT IN YOUR HANDS. MARVEL AT IT'S FEEL. USE IT AS A BIG DOORSTOP.

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    WORLD PLAYING CATCH-UP.

    ADD ISSUES 1-3 OF THE ONGOING CADAVERS BOOK TO YOUR PLEDGE.

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    • CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL BOOKMARK
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    WORLD GONE SHOPPING!

    THE JUICY TIER. COPY SIGNED BY HARDY, DEADMAN, ETHERIDGE-NUNN, STEVENS ETC. BOOKPLATE. BOOKMARK. DIGITAL GOODIES. BRANDED BACKING BOARD. TRADING CARDS.

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    • Bookplate - art and design by Edward Bentley
    • Set of CADAVERS Trading Cards
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    • Hi-res digital CADAVERS issues 1, 2, and 3
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    WORLD GONE BLOB.

    OWN AN ORIGINAL INKED PAGE OF "BLOB DETECTIVE" ART BY RUSSELL MARK OLSON - This will be page 4 of the 9 page story.

    OBVIOUSLY LIMITED TO ONE PERSON.

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    • Signed page of original Russell Olson inked "Blob Detective" art
    • Bookplate - art and design by Edward Bentley
    • CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL BOOKMARK
    • Set of CADAVERS Trading Cards
    • Hi-Res digital CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL
    • Hi-res digital CADAVERS issues 1, 2, and 3
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    WORLD GONE REVENANT.

    OWN AN ORIGINAL SIGNED INKED PAGE OF REVENANT ART BY LYNDON WHITE.

    This will be page 3 of the story.

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    • Signed page of Lyndon White art from the story "Buried Deep"
    • Bookplate - art and design by Edward Bentley
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    • Hi-Res digital CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL
    • Hi-res digital CADAVERS issues 1, 2, and 3
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    More World Gone Blob

    Well Russell Mark Olson's original page of art went 10 minutes into the Kickstarter.

    So we've added another.

    Page 8 of the story.

    OBVIOUSLY LIMITED TO ONE BACKER.

    Includes:
    • Signed page of original Russell Olson inked "Blob Detective" art
    • SIGNED COPY OF CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL
    • Bookplate - art and design by Edward Bentley
    • Set of CADAVERS Trading Cards
    • CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL BOOKMARK
    • Hi-Res digital CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL
    • Listed as a "SURVIVOR OF A DOOMED PLANET" in the book
    • Hi-res digital CADAVERS issues 1, 2, and 3
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    World Gone Earey

    Own the shown page of Dan Earey's original pencils from his Bogeyman story.

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    • Physical copy of CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL
    • Bookplate - art and design by Edward Bentley
    • CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL BOOKMARK
    • Listed as a "SURVIVOR OF A DOOMED PLANET" in the book
    • WORLD GONE TO HELL - Official SOUNDTRACK
    • Set of CADAVERS Trading Cards
    • MAD ROBOT COMIC BACKING BOARD
    • Hi-Res digital CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL
    • Hi-res digital CADAVERS issues 1, 2, and 3
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    World gone Scott!

    Own the shown page of Jonathan Scott's original pencils from the story - Forced Perspective. This is page 2 of the story.

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    • Signed page of Jonathan Scott art from "Forced Perpective".
    • Physical copy of CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL
    • Bookplate - art and design by Edward Bentley
    • CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL BOOKMARK
    • Hi-Res digital CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL
    • Listed as a "SURVIVOR OF A DOOMED PLANET" in the book
    • WORLD GONE TO HELL - Official SOUNDTRACK
    • Set of CADAVERS Trading Cards
    • MAD ROBOT COMIC BACKING BOARD
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    World gone even MORE BLOB!

    The moment we put a piece of Russell Mark Olson - Blob Detective art up - a backer pledges for it.

    This is page 3 of the story - see image.

    As always - limited to ONE backer.

    Includes:
    • Signed page of original Russell Olson inked "Blob Detective" art
    • Physical copy of CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL
    • Bookplate - art and design by Edward Bentley
    • CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL BOOKMARK
    • Hi-res digital CADAVERS issues 1, 2, and 3
    • Set of CADAVERS Trading Cards
    • Listed as a "SURVIVOR OF A DOOMED PLANET" in the book
    • Hi-Res digital CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL
    • WORLD GONE TO HELL - Official SOUNDTRACK
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    WORLD GONE TO HELL.

    I'M GOING TO REGRET OFFERING THIS.

    ALL 18 CREATORS INCLUDING ALL WRITERS AND ALL ARTISTS (FROM 3 COUNTRIES) WILL SIGN YOUR COPY OF THE BOOK. MAN IS THAT GOING TO BE A HEADACHE TO SORT! LIMITED TO 5 COPIES - PHEW!

    PLUS CADAVERS CREATOR MATT HARDY WILL HAND-DRAW IN A COPY OF THE BOOK.

    PLUS A SIGNED COPY OF THE ORIGINAL SCRIPT FROM A STORY OF YOUR CHOICE (first come, first served).

    PLUS - well - everything else.

    Includes:
    • COPY OF CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL - SIGNED BY THE WHOLE TEAM
    • 2nd book copy with CADAVERS creator Matt Hardys hand drawn sketch
    • One-off CADAVERS Original Script signed by author of your choice
    • Listed as Top Backer in the Book
    • Have your name included in one of the stories of the Anthology
    • Bookplate - art and design by Edward Bentley
    • Listed as a "SURVIVOR OF A DOOMED PLANET" in the book
    • CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL BOOKMARK
    • Set of CADAVERS Trading Cards
    • Hi-Res digital CADAVERS: WORLD GONE TO HELL
    • MAD ROBOT COMICS Digital Comic/Graphic Novel Package
    • Physical copies of CADAVERS ISSUES 1, 2 and 3
    • Hi-res digital CADAVERS issues 1, 2, and 3
    • WORLD GONE TO HELL - Official SOUNDTRACK
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