Cyber Force #1 (2012)
Cyber Force #1 (2012), $2.50

VERY FINE/NEAR MINT

(W) Marc Silvestri, Matt Hawkins
(A) Khoi Pham, Sunny Gho
(CA) Marc Silvestri

TOP COW'S TOP-SELLING SERIES RETURNS IN A GROUND-BREAKING WAY! Top Cow celebrates its 20th anniversary with the return of the series that started it all: CYBER FORCE! Top Cow founder MARC SILVESTRI (THE DARKNESS, Incredible Hulk) returns to his first Image series as co-writer, art director and cover artist! Co-writer MATT HAWKINS (THINK TANK, LADY PENDRAGON) and artist KHOI PHAM (Mighty Avengers, Daredevil) join SILVESTRI to bring you a contemporary re-imagining rooted in cutting edge, real world technology. Carin Taylor, codenamed Velocity, has escaped from the CDI controlled Millennium City and is desperately trying to find the one man she believes can help her prevent the end of the world. When she runs a group of other CDI escapees, will they help her… or turn their backs? Not content in pushing the envelope just in terms of story and art, Top Cow will be the first major US comic publisher to launch one of their biggest properties with top tier creators concurrently for both the traditional print market and exploding worldwide digital market for FREE. That's right: Thanks to the support of fans through Kickstarter and participating comic shops, you can get the first FIVE issues of CYBER FORCE at no cost.

Date Available: 10/17/2012

BONUS REVIEW by Gary Owens


Risen from the dead, this comic still attempts to break new ground, but does it work? In its creation it does, where project KickStarter help fund this comic as a free digital download, and as a free comic, and the people who helped out in this regard are listed at the end. Fantastic idea, really, but the actual story is important, too, right? So, an acknowledgement: I didn't read the original stuff, created 20 years ago, about CyberForce ( hate the title, and that was enough to keep me away), but with my ignorance comes a fresh perspective. For good points, I liked the first few pages, with the off-and-running action, and Silvestri introduces the major characters, one-by-one, as we construe their importance on things. Yet chases and actions and fly-by characters aren't enough, and we NEED something to drive them, to show us what they want...and what I feel we NEED, we mostly don't get, since the brawls aren't explored and the characters are there to be, what, just cool-looking visuals, and, come on, what we really NEED is action, action, action, I guess... Still, the price is good, and let's give it a go, shall we?

I give it 6 out of 10 Grahams


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