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Kaiju love fest STOMPED nears the end of its Kickstarter

Kaiju love fest STOMPED nears the end of its Kickstarter

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I might be a bit late to the party here but Stomped is getting towards the end of their campaign and couldn’t help but show a bit love to this gargantuan themed anthology (pun intended). Although, you’ll have to read quickly through this article because there’s only 4 days left (at the time of writing).

Kaiju love fest STOMPED nears the end of its Kickstarter
Kaiju love fest STOMPED nears the end of its Kickstarter

What is Stomped?

Stomped is a 4 part kaiju (Japanese for “strange beast”) comic book anthology series created by Ross Radke, drawn by an international team of artists. Each 44 page, full color issue contains two 12 page stories that take place in the same shared world, along with backup shorts, pinups and sketchbook pages. The first two issues were successfully funded & delivered in 2020 and are currently available to purchase and read digitally at www.rossradke.com. They will also be available in print once more through this campaign. The funds from this Kickstarter will be used to pay creator page rates for issue #3, plus printing & shipping costs.

The world of Stomped is ostensibly our own, with a major difference – since the early 2000’s colossal creatures have been emerging from the land and sea and wreaking havoc when their paths cross with human cities. When standard munitions proved ineffective and nuclear bombs too impractical, the world’s nations turned to cutting edge genetic and robotics research to combat the monsters. The stories in this anthology give us a glimpse of some of these efforts.

Each Stomped short serves as a stand alone foray into various kaiju sub genres – from super sentai & tokusatsu inspired action, to sci-fi horror and even a bit of slice of life. Elements from these stories may show up down the road in a planned graphic novel follow up to the anthology, which kicks off a larger narrative focused around the world’s first unlikely superhero (who appears first in the short “Blind Date” from anthology issue 1).

Kaiju love fest STOMPED nears the end of its Kickstarter
Kaiju love fest STOMPED nears the end of its Kickstarter

Why do I need more fucking Kaijus in my life?

My biggest bug bear when it comes to anthologies is consistency. Or better yet, lack thereof. So you’ll be happy to know that if you’re after an anthology with a big of consistency (both in the writing and artistically) then Stomped may be just what the big fat dinosaur ordered. With almost all of the stories by Ross Radke and the lettering helmed by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, Stomped looks to be an end-to-end well presented anthology, which doesn’t lose itself in the concept or the creation. Where the art isn’t looked after by Radke, you’ll find the talents of André Díaz, Hugo Feal-Permuy, Joshua Green, Guy Pradel, Matthew Sargent & Matt Strackbein stepping in.

You’ll find no less than an ample supply of Kaiju mayhem in Stomped. Where the humans of each story try their very best to deal with gigantic creatures of all shapes and sizes. With each issue printed in high quality USA standard comic book sizing. Not to mention a whole host of rewards available including exclusive prints, art packs and commissions available for the taking.

Let’s recap:

  • Kaiju anthology series with multiple issues up for grabs
  • 44 pages per issue
  • Exclusive prints, art packs and commissions available
Kaiju love fest STOMPED nears the end of its Kickstarter
Kaiju love fest STOMPED nears the end of its Kickstarter

Where’s the Kickstarter Link for this Project?

If this article has encouraged you to check out this incredible series then fantastic, here’s the Kickstarter link.
If not, well, use this link instead.


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