Friday, November 05, 2010
Coming Soon: Kill All Monsters!
As FallCon was approaching, I mentioned that there was something I wanted to tell you guys, but was waiting for an official announcement first. I like waiting for official announcements because then I don't look silly later on if something goes wrong and the project never takes off. Even though I'm 100% confident that the giant monsters vs. giant robots webcomic that Jason Copland and I have created will be coming soon to a computer monitor near you, I still didn't want to say anything here until the good folks at Review 2 A Kill, the website that's hosting us, did first.
But...I got all excited and wanted something to talk about at FallCon, so I made some flyers and passed them out at the show, saying that the webcomic would launch on 5 November. As you're undoubtedly noticing, that's today, but we're not quite ready to launch. This is nobody's fault; it's just technical difficulties. We're the first webcomic that Review 2 A Kill has hosted and they want it to look snazzy. It's my fault for printing a release date when it hadn't been announced yet.
But since I did - and since some of you got a flyer and may be wondering what's going on - I figured it's time to at least bring everyone else up to speed on what I've been hinting at. Jason's been talking about it on his blog anyway (and sharing art; go look!), so it's safe enough.
Without making any more promises about the launch date, here's a brief summary of what the comic's going to be about:
In Kill All Monsters! the giants have already won. It's a post-apocalyptic setting in which the world has been completely overrun by giant monsters. Pockets of humanity are hiding and surviving as best they can, but no one's found an effective way to defeat the beasts...until now. Operating out of a hidden temple deep in the jungle, the African Defense Force has created a small until of giant mechs, operated by an international team of the best pilots humanity has to offer. The story begins with the unit's first trip out of their home continent as they try to assess some of the damage done to Europe. What they learn there is even more terrifying than they imagined.
That's all I'll say for now except that we'll be squeezing in a lot more than just giant monsters and robots. We'll also have mutant animal-people, barbarians, and secret societies of mad scientists, so keep your eyes here for more information about the launch date and watch Jason's blog for more preview art. This is going to be fun.