El Toxico is a Comic Book by Darren Hupke and Johnny Flores.
The insects of the world have somehow managed to grow to monstrous proportions. With their new size, they began to attack and decimate the human race. Now the world is a wasteland where humanity is just trying to scrape by while trying not to get eaten by man-sized insects.
Amidst all this, a new hero has risen. He calls himself "El Toxico", and armed with an array of weaponry designed to deal with these bugs, has vowed to rid the world of its most dangerous pest problem.
The comic achieved the funding to go to print on Kickstarter on June 2nd, 2013. The first issue was released on January 22nd, 2014.
El Toxico contains examples of:
- After the End: Society has been brought to its knees by giant bugs.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: In this world, insects have grown to monstrous proportions and began to attack humans.
- Drop the Hammer: El Toxico uses a hammer to crack a giant ant's head open in one story.
- Extra Eyes: Some of the insects can be seen to have more eyes than is normal for their species.
- Monstrous Mandibles: The Big Creepy-Crawlies in this world have their mouths flanked on both sides by some big sharp teeth.
- Post-Apocalyptic Gas Mask: El Toxico has a gas mask as part of his extermination gear.
- Protagonist Title: The comic is named after the titular hero.
- Use Your Head: In a battle with a giant insect, El Toxico headbutts it.
- Your Head Asplode: After cracking open a giant ant's skull, El Toxico fires a shot at it, causing its head to explode.