Killtopia: The Complete Collection

Author Dave Cook
Illustrated by Clark Bint, Craig Paton
Hardcover
$29.99 US
0"W x 0"H x 0"D   | 20 oz | 12 per carton
On sale Sep 24, 2024 | 288 Pages | 9781787744189
| Kids to Adults
“The epitome of mecha, cyberpunk storytelling” - bound in a collectible hardcover edition for the very first time!

A high-speed, high-stakes, cyberpunk adventure through Neo Tokyo - a neon-soaked metropolis governed by ruthless corporations and savage bloodsports.

Ten years ago, an unexplained explosion rocked the city’s Sector-K district leaving it home to a horde of rampaging, killer mecha and a lethal nanomachine plague known as ‘The Rot.’

Today, the sector is rebranded as ‘Killtopia’ - the most brutal bloodsport on the planet. High-tech hunters known as ‘Wreckers’ flood Japan to destroy the mechs in exchange for Rot medication, infinite wealth, and limitless social influence.

While on a routine hunt, a rookie Wrecker called Shinji encounter’s Crash, the world’s first sentient mecha. Shinji learns that The Rot’s cure lies within Crash’s code, and could save the life of his dying sister, Omi.
Together, Shinji, Crash and a misfit band of hackers and slum rats team up to cure The Rot while being hunted by Yakuza crime lords, android assassins and every Wrecker in Neo Tokyo.

Meanwhile, as the death toll of the hunt rises, an ancient digital entity watches the mayhem unfold from the shadows, waiting for the right moment to reveal itself to the world…

Can Shinii and Crash survive long enough to cure the planet, or does the universe have bigger plans for our heroes?

Killtopia: The Complete Collection bring together issues 1-5 of the critically acclaimed series, previously published by BHP comics, plus extra bonus and behind-the-scenes material. This hardcover graphic novel serves as a feast for the eyes, presenting Clark Bint and Craig Paton’s explosive, evocative artwork in a larger format for the first time.
Hailing from Scotland, Dave Cook is an author who writes comic books, video games and books about gaming. He created Killtopia and then produced it with the series' original artist Craig Paton. Together they won several awards for the series. Dave's also the writer of retro beat 'em up tribute comic series BPM: Beatdowns Per Minute, the psychological horror trip, Deadliner, and Ninja Baseball Spirits.

When it comes to comics, Clark Bint is a bit of a playful weirdo. Having worked on such titles as FRANK AT HOME ON THE FARM and MURDER MOST MUNDANE, he has a knack for injecting intensity, humor and detail into every page. Comparisons of his work has been made to the likes of Moebius and Frank Quitely, though he feels he’s more of a Heath Robinson by way of Junji Ito. When he’s not working on comics, he’s probably somewhere listening to 90’s mixtapes and drawing something stupid.

Craig Paton is a relative newcomer to comics. Aside from Killtopia Craig created the cover artwork for the Card Shark Comics series Bust. Outside of comics, Craig has been a professional illustrator for a decade. As well as working on video games and movies, he is recognised for his work for commercial clients, like Edinburgh Gin, Holland & Sherry and BBC Scotland.

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“The epitome of mecha, cyberpunk storytelling” - bound in a collectible hardcover edition for the very first time!

A high-speed, high-stakes, cyberpunk adventure through Neo Tokyo - a neon-soaked metropolis governed by ruthless corporations and savage bloodsports.

Ten years ago, an unexplained explosion rocked the city’s Sector-K district leaving it home to a horde of rampaging, killer mecha and a lethal nanomachine plague known as ‘The Rot.’

Today, the sector is rebranded as ‘Killtopia’ - the most brutal bloodsport on the planet. High-tech hunters known as ‘Wreckers’ flood Japan to destroy the mechs in exchange for Rot medication, infinite wealth, and limitless social influence.

While on a routine hunt, a rookie Wrecker called Shinji encounter’s Crash, the world’s first sentient mecha. Shinji learns that The Rot’s cure lies within Crash’s code, and could save the life of his dying sister, Omi.
Together, Shinji, Crash and a misfit band of hackers and slum rats team up to cure The Rot while being hunted by Yakuza crime lords, android assassins and every Wrecker in Neo Tokyo.

Meanwhile, as the death toll of the hunt rises, an ancient digital entity watches the mayhem unfold from the shadows, waiting for the right moment to reveal itself to the world…

Can Shinii and Crash survive long enough to cure the planet, or does the universe have bigger plans for our heroes?

Killtopia: The Complete Collection bring together issues 1-5 of the critically acclaimed series, previously published by BHP comics, plus extra bonus and behind-the-scenes material. This hardcover graphic novel serves as a feast for the eyes, presenting Clark Bint and Craig Paton’s explosive, evocative artwork in a larger format for the first time.

Creators

Hailing from Scotland, Dave Cook is an author who writes comic books, video games and books about gaming. He created Killtopia and then produced it with the series' original artist Craig Paton. Together they won several awards for the series. Dave's also the writer of retro beat 'em up tribute comic series BPM: Beatdowns Per Minute, the psychological horror trip, Deadliner, and Ninja Baseball Spirits.

When it comes to comics, Clark Bint is a bit of a playful weirdo. Having worked on such titles as FRANK AT HOME ON THE FARM and MURDER MOST MUNDANE, he has a knack for injecting intensity, humor and detail into every page. Comparisons of his work has been made to the likes of Moebius and Frank Quitely, though he feels he’s more of a Heath Robinson by way of Junji Ito. When he’s not working on comics, he’s probably somewhere listening to 90’s mixtapes and drawing something stupid.

Craig Paton is a relative newcomer to comics. Aside from Killtopia Craig created the cover artwork for the Card Shark Comics series Bust. Outside of comics, Craig has been a professional illustrator for a decade. As well as working on video games and movies, he is recognised for his work for commercial clients, like Edinburgh Gin, Holland & Sherry and BBC Scotland.