The Next Generation of CYBERFORCE Remains Affordable
Posted on August 20, 2013 by Jamie Parreno
Comics Legend Marc Silvestri Builds on Crowd-Funded Support of Fans
Cybernetic freedom fighters defend civilization from evil corporations and their takeover of the world in CYBERFORCE. Written and created by Marc Silvestri (THE DARKNESS, Uncanny X-Men), with art by Marco Turini, colors by Andy Troy (Astonishing X-Men), and finishes by digital wizard Stjepan Sejic (RAVINE, THE DARKNESS: THE DEATH OF JACKIE ESTACADO), CYBERFORCE #6 marks a landmark issue for the series and the beginning of a new story arc. CYBERFORCE launched with a record-setting promotion that gave readers the first five issues for free, making issue 6 the first issue in the series to cost anything, offered at the affordable price of $2.99.
Thanks to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, TOP COW PRODUCTIONS, INC., and their loyal and amazing fans were able to raise enough money to resurrect the CYBERFORCE franchise. As a result, the first five issues of CYBERFORCE were sent to retailers all across the world to give away for free. Nothing like this had been done in comic book history, and as a result, fans have clamored for more. Issue 6, due in September, brings an end to the free promotion, but Silvestri trusts that the first five issues and the strength of this new story are enough incentive for readers to keep going.
In CYBERFORCE, corporations control everything, and a young woman named Velocity must escape her mother and sister’s grasp in order to search for a very important man named Stryker. With the big companies on top, normal people are forced to live in what’s left of the cities. These people are protected by CYBERFORCE, a group of former soldiers who have banded together to fight for the weak, hunted, and oppressed. After the conclusion of their first story arc, issue 6 introduces readers to a new purpose and mission for the CYBERFORCE crew. Revenge has been achieved, so survival is now top priority as a more dangerous and uncontrollable threat has been activated.
"The lines between good and evil, and fact and fiction continue to blur as CYBERFORCE falls farther down the technological rabbit hole,” Silvestri explains. “Artist Marco Turini brings our worst nightmares to life as we learn that Cyber Data may in fact be the least of our problems."
PRAISE FOR CYBERFORCE
"Marc Silvestri and Matt Hawkins have a built an interesting world here."
"The writing and artwork are solid and the world presented promises intrigue as well as sweet robot/cyborg fights."
-Destroy The Cyborg
“Cyberforce is a series I normally wouldn’t have read, but found the writing to be excellent, gradually getting better with each issue. It’s now been added to my pull list.”
-Nerd Nation Radio
Comic Book Resources has given the series praise and recently posted the entire fifth issue of CYBERFORCE on their site for fans to enjoy.
CYBERFORCE issues 1-5 can be read at the Top Cow website, or picked up for free at any local comic shop.
CYBERFORCE #6 will be released in comic shops on September 18 (Diamond Code MAY130409) and will be available digitally on the Image Comics website as well as ComiXology.
More of Cyber Force
Cyber Force #10
August 6, 2014
CYBER FORCE REUNITED
All Stryker ever wanted was to live the remainder of his life in obscurity and enjoy the relative peace and quiet — but first he will need to lead an army into the maw of Cyber Data and its thousands of SHOCs!
Cyber Force #9
May 7, 2014
Ripclaw had a wife, a son, and his anonymity before Velocity stumbled into his life with a trigger-happy convoy of S.H.O.C.s on her tail. Now it’s time for payback.
Cyber Force #6
September 18, 2013
KILLJOY RETURNS! Velocity and Ripclaw have been left hurting since their last confrontation with CDI. To eradicate the rogue Cyber Force faction once and for all, an even more dangerous and uncontrollable threat has been activated.
Cyber Force #5
August 7, 2013
- Story By: Marc Silvestri
- Story By: Matt Hawkins
- Art By: Khoi Pham
- Art By: Sunny Gho
- Cover By: Marc Silvestri
THE END OF THE NEW BEGINNING!The Chairwoman of the massive CDI corporation will stop at nothing to get back her runaway daughter, Velocity. In her rampage, she has ordered the execution of every member of the rogue Cyber Force faction who stands in her way. But Velocity has turned and, faced to confront her mother, she doesn't know what's worse - being annihilated alongside her compatriots, or having her memory wiped clean with a brain box implant. If you haven't already joined the party, don't miss the fifth issue of Top Cow's 20th Anniversary relaunch of CYBER FORCE to be distributed for FREE!