Some years ago, artist AERO ZERO lamented that there were no quality gay erotica comics to read that were consensual and with the kind of stories and characters they wanted to read about. After having drawn super explicit comics about gay men for many years, AERO ZERO decided to rectify this.
In 2014, AERO ZERO put a name to two of their gay erotica comics, MEN+MONSTERS and ACE OF BEASTS, and set out to print and bind them for the world to enjoy - and so, MEN PLUS MONSTERS came forth, thrusting into being!
MEN PLUS MONSTERS comics are fun, colorful, consensual, detailed and imaginative bara smut comics featuring monsters and men in stories filled with action-adventure and fantasy. They explore polyamory, non-angsty gay relationships, healthy sexual experimentation and kinky fun.
There is a lot of positivity here, but not at the expense of conflict in the story - unlike most romance stories, the conflict mostly comes from outside their relationships, because AERO ZERO wanted to show that there is a world created beyond the main characters.
The comics’ style proves that ‘fun’ as a theme overcomes visual boundaries. Aero’s signature style of handsomely detailed muscular men complements MEN PLUS MONSTERS’ values, where characters can look ready for action one moment, and ready for a very different more passionate kind of action another.
Best of all, there is no romanticized abuse in the comics - sexual situations are consenting, and even super rough sex in MEN PLUS MONSTERS is written and shown to still be very consenting!
ACE OF BEASTS is a long-running action-adventure, explicit smut bara romance webcomic by AERO ZERO that has been updating since 2012 (before it got rebooted, it was SFW with the same main characters, Xerxes and Osric, and under the name KYRIA). The reboot has been updating since 2015.
SUMMARY: A buxom goatee man, cute kleptomaniac and extremely vain man go on multiple-dragon-dicked adventure with humorous and sometimes dramatic consequences!
DETAILS: Swordsmen Xerxes and Osric investigate a strange light emitting from the sky, and a sorcerer turns Osric into an extremely hot LAVA DRAGON!
Banter and homoeroticism is had on the way!
They fight monsters too, because it's what they're good at!
It often leads to… distractions, of the monster-on-man smut kind ;)
They journey far to save the monsters haplessly under the sorcerer’s control, and to save each other from becoming monsters themselves.
Will they save the world before they all succumb to the curse of the monster sorcerer…?
MEN+MONSTERS is a long-running humorous explicit smut bara romance-adventure webcomic by AERO ZERO that has been updating since 2014.
SUMMARY: ex-monster-hunter, catte man, and grumpy robutt live in sin while recruiting others into their town of perpetual sin (and freedom for monsters, robots, and more)
DETAILS: Lex and his robot companion Akilas are keeping Silas, a wounded monster man, in their company. This is a huge problem because Lex is Captain of the monster-hunting Royal Guard.
They move to Rathe (aka Monster Town). SOME people don’t like them at first. Lex remains optimistic.
They realize they all want this stupid fighting between monster people and humans to end. So they approach this problem the only way they know how - Which might mean a friendly orgy or two ;)
Lex, Silas and Akilas become ambassadors for their town / particular brand of love and peace. HIJINKS ENSUE
The three of them, and their new friends they make in Monster Town, work together to get robots, humans and monsters to come together. Even if it’s just during a friendly orgy!
Can they bring peace to the worlds of monsters, robots, and humans through making love instead of war?
AERO ZERO has successfully crowdfunded all of the MEN PLUS MONSTERS comics’ printed books, including:
Thanks to a very successful Kickstarter campaign that Aero organized, MEN PLUS MONSTERS Volume 2 comics plus the ACE OF BEASTS prequel KNIGHT OF ALANOC are able to be sent to print! At a final total of $7066 with 106 backers, the stretch goal was met to re-print MEN+MONSTERS Volume 1 in a new, special gold foil edition.
The MEN PLUS MONSTERS shop has sold over 200 copies of MEN PLUS MONSTERS books, with many more projected sales with the release of the Volume 2 books!
In addition, several other pieces of MEN PLUS MONSTERS merch such as charms, totes, notebooks and more have made an appearance and sold out at conventions (Leamington Comic Con, Confuzzled, KitaCon)! MEN PLUS MONSTERS may appear at future conventions with books and exclusive merchandise, at a later date to be announced on MENPLUSMONSTERS.com.
Finally, all of this was done by AERO ZERO, whose hard work and determination led to MEN PLUS MONSTERS becoming a successful online brand for their unique consensual bara monster man smut comics.
MEN PLUS MONSTERS is a collection of all comics, art, and creations by AERO ZERO, combining storytelling, fantasy, and erotica into beautiful art that celebrates love above all else.
The MEN PLUS MONSTERS SHOP has been online since 2015, and is the only place to get AERO ZERO's lovingly drawn bara smut comics.
AERO ZERO's comics feature gay, pansexual, and POC characters, highly original designs and worlds, as well as witty writing with quite a bit of humor. They are fun, explicit, consensual, beautiful, gay erotica comics featuring men and monsters rendered in handsomely colorful detailed art, with expansive world-building beyond the bedroom.
(Pictured on the MEN PLUS MONSTERS logo are our mascots, Xerxes from ACE OF BEASTS and Silas from MEN+MONSTERS.)
All characters in sexual situations are designed and written as 18+ and older.
The monsters are considered on par with humans in terms of sapience and intelligence, and are not considered animals. The monsters (and humans, humanoids, centaurs and all other sexual participants) appearing in sexual situations are of-age, mentally mature, and provide vocal and physical consent.
AERO ZERO is an erotic comic artist and professional colorist who has made many NSFW consensual gay bara fantasy comics and worked alongside industry professionals since 2012.
They were born in the 32-bit era and have been playing video games ever since. They have a BA in illustration from an art school where they learned traditional media; however their digital work methods are mostly self-taught.
Their oldest characters are Xerxes and Osric (the main characters of ACE OF BEASTS), both made in 2009 and still close to their original designs! Their first comic was KYRIA, published online in 2012. Aero's art has been featured in many professional comics, anthologies, and other works.
They currently draw/write ACE OF BEASTS and MEN+MONSTERS, while running their comic site MEN PLUS MONSTERS and the MEN PLUS MONSTERS shop. Their comics and art have gained critical acclaim from thousands of readers around the globe.
In 2018, as soon as Kickstarter shipments are all fulfilled, MEN PLUS MONSTERS Volume 2 comics will be available in the MEN PLUS MONSTERS Shop. ACE OF BEASTS Volume 2, MEN+MONSTERS Volume 2, and KNIGHT OF ALANOC will all be available for purchase alongside the shop’s bestseller MEN+MONSTERS Volume 1.
Previews of ACE OF BEASTS and MEN+MONSTERS comics can be found here by chapter:
A safe-for-work comic is in the works, featuring characters from MEN+MONSTERS and ACE OF BEASTS, for those who want to support AERO ZERO's comics and art discreetly!
From AERO ZERO and the men at MEN PLUS MONSTERS, we appreciate your readership :)