These comics are considered low-brow brain fodder for the underclass by the Board of Directors of Hjortkloe Manufaktur, and may at best be considered as an outlet for Hjortkloe propaganda. As such the contents of HKM Comics is of a cheap and shoddy production quality, with an emphasis on spectacle, scandal and violence in order to appeal to the primitive masses' base desires.
HKM Comics in Stråssa
Following the dirty deeds of one HKM employee during the Lion Hunt of 2147, Beatrice Klarion advocated for casting him out of both Progresse and the company for disrespecting established authority. However, rumours claim that some young higher-ups in Hjortkloe Manufaktur (upon hearing the report of the accused one), instead of throwing Borstis out, saw a chance for profit by printing such dirty tales in comic format.
The debut year of 2148 saw HKM Sercurity Guard Konduktör Én sell HKM Comics Oblivion (2144) and Lion Hunt (2147) in Stråssa with foul salesman sharking. When attending an arena event, Borstis could be heard shouting "Köp Hjortkloe serier!" Much of the time, the newly printed HKM Comics would be given a sales pitch as toilet paper. At other times, the absence of Captain Leo's second shoulder cannon (newly installed in 2148) was used as an argument for the Lion Hunt (2147) comic being a strip tease, in order to appeal to Leo's ardent fans.
The following is a list of all known comics thus far:
Oblivion (2144) is a historical comic booklet which deals with actual events of said year, involving treachery within Info Direkt and its hostile debtors, Gullstäutarna Handelsmannagille. Its back feature an advertisment for Stråla Brännarna, following a deal struck with Diesel.
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Lion Hunt (2147)
Lion Hunt (2147) is a historical comic booklet which deals with actual events of said year, involving a whirlwind of lies and disinformation culminating in the lynching of Captain Leo. Commonly known as the infamous Lion Hunt of 2147. HKM denies any connection to said events, and further denies all rumours about Jonas Hjortkloe and a mutant brothel.
Steam Roller (2148)
Steam Roller (2148) is a historical comic booklet which deals with actual events of said year, involving French battlefield feints in the mercenary service of Kumla, as well as bold-faced treachery. Its back feature an advertisment for using HKM Comics as toilet paper, sporting Jonas Hjortkloe. A shipment containing thirty copies of this particular comic issue was looted by the Red Peoples Front, who proceeded to spread it around with false front and back pages.
Referendum (2149) is a historical comic booklet which deals with actual events of said year, involving the hybrid warfare of Techno-Korps Lindemann in Stråssa and the swirling disinformation campaign of Hjortkloe Manufaktur. It culminates in a rigged referendum. Its back feature an advertisment for Digerpiraterna and their album Digersånger.