BPM: Beatdowns Per Minute is a four-part comic series that takes place in the Killtopia universe. It's a tribute to retro fighting games and action movies, such as Streets of Rage, Final Fight, The Raid, John Wick and Commando.
The action takes place in Stone City in 1993, on the night that Killtopia's infamous soda brand, Kaiju Cola launches across America. A team of martial arts vigilantes spring into action after a ninja drug cartel spikes every can of Kaiju Cola with a mysterious new drug called BPM.
Led by hot-headed cop Maya Wickburn, the vigilantes fight through the mean streets to crush the cartel and restore peace to their city.
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Writer: Dave Cook / Artist: Steve Gregson / Colours: Matt Herms / Letters: Rob Jones
37 pages of story / First released: 2022
Stone City, 1993: A ruthless drug cartel has unleashed its mysterious new drug, 'BPM' by spiking every can of Kaiju Cola in the city.
A crew of martial arts vigilantes steps up to take the cartel down, led by Maya Wickburn. A hot-headed cop with a deathwish. Maya must face the demons of her violent past to defeat the cartel.
Together with her cop partner, Rick Diavola and sparring buddy, Ashby, Maya hits the mean streets to crush the cartel and restore peace.
Insert some coins and prepare for the ultimate brawl in BPM: Beatdowns Per Minute.
Writer: Dave Cook / Artist: Steve Gregson / Colours: Lou Ashworth / Letters: Rob Jones
38 pages of story / First released: 2023
Stone City is in chaos as the mysterious drug ‘BPM’ floods the rave district, turning people into crazed, skilled fighters. The streets are filled with rampaging clubbers who are battling each other in a rage-filled frenzy of fists and feet.
Hot-headed martial arts cop, Maya and her sparring partner, Ashby race to the Stone City police department, only to find the station under siege by a gang of ninjas led by drug cartel kingpin, Turner. and his right-hand ninja master, Akari.
In this 38 page explosion of action, Maya must crush the production of BPM while learning how to control her hot-headed combat instincts before they cause those around her to suffer.
Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Dave is the creator and writer of Killtopia. His other comic series include BPM: Beatdowns Per Minute, Ninja Baseball Spirits, Bust and more. He also writes video game history books, including Go Straight: The Ultimate Guide to Side-Scrolling Beat ‘em Ups For Bitmap Books.
Based in Cambridge UK, Lou started making their own webcomics in 2006 and now has over a decade of experience working professionally in the indie scene. Seen in several of Dave's projects, their energetic colours are also found in The Phoenix, ArcWorlde: Tales from the Journal, Samurai Slasher, and more.
Rob Jones is primarily a letterer and sometimes writer of comics. He's worked for Image Comics, Penguin, Scholastic, Harper Collins, Humanoids, Heavy Metal, BHP Comics and many more. He can be found on social media @RobJonesWrites or in his local park shouting at the ducks
Matt Herms has been a comic book colourist and illustrator since 2007 for the likes of Image Comics, IDW, Marvel, Oni Press and many more publishers. His notable works include, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Jughead the Hunger, Archie, and Outrage.