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Cyberforce Gets a Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Hardcover Through Kickstarter

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In celebration of Top Cow Productions and Image Comics’ 30th anniversary, Cyberforce is being collected in a special action-packed 664 page hardcover collection of the original stories that launched the Top Cow Universe. The original Cyberforce run features the work of legendary creators Marc Silvestri, Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Walter Simonson, David Finch, Joe Chiodo, Scott Williams, Brian Haberlin, Joe Benitez, and Michael Turner which has not been reprinted in any format since 1994. Top Cow is inviting fans to take part in the excitement and push how far the campaigns exclusives can be go via Kickstarter stretch goals.

This exclusive Cyberforce Complete Collection Vol. 1 Hardcover Kickstarter collection will feature the cover art by the original series creator and founder of Top Cow and Image Comics, Marc Silvestri with fan favorite colorist Bryan Valenza. In addition, every physical backer will receive a special edition bookplate signed by Marc Silvestri and Kickstarter exclusive dust jacket!

This Kickstarter will just be one of many projects that Top Cow will launch to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Top Cow and Image Comics as they “bring back the ’90s”! Fans should take this once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in Cyberforce Complete Collection Vol. 1 Kickstarter and stay tuned for more news coming soon.

Cyberforce is about a group of cybernetically enhanced resistance fighters on the run from the monolithic multi-national conglomerate CYBERDATA that created them. All the big action, larger-than-life characters you loved return in this gorgeously rendered and assembled first volume of Cyberforce absolute collected editions!

Cyberforce Complete Collection Vol. 1 hardcover collects:

CYBERFORCE #0, CYBERFORCE TIN MEN OF WAR #1-4, THE KILLER INSTINCT CROSSOVER WITH WILDCATS #5-7, CYBERFORCE VOLUME 2 #1-13, CYBERFORCE ORIGINS: #1 CYBLADE, CYBERFORCE ORIGINS #2 STRYKER and the CYBERFORCE ANNUAL #1.

Review: Cyberforce #1

In a modern world where humanity is defined by the technology it creates, a terrorist strikes at the heart of human progress. One of the few survivors of the attack is a man named Morgan Stryker. Mortally wounded, Stryker’s life is saved by his employers…but the price could be his humanity itself.

The classic series returns in a reimagining overseen by creator Marc Silvestri and with that I’ve been excited to see where it all goes. The concept of Cyberforce in a today’s world has a lot of potential. And I’ll admit I expected the first issue to be interesting as to how it might reflect that. Writers Matt Hawkins and Bryan Hill give us a glimpse of that potential with a focus on a addiction to technology and those who want to break us of that. And the Cyberforce team itself is the blending of technology and humanity. It’s a forced use of technology much like we experience every day.

There’s also the aspect of the terrorist attack and the person forced to seek revenge. That aspect of the story feels like a trope at this point and something we’ve seen so many times before by Hawkins and Hill give it enough emotional heft to make it feel original.

The art by Atilio Rojo is interesting and feels a lot like the styles we’ve seen on previous iterations of the series. But, there’s also a unique take on the familiar characters themselves with slight differences that you can tell this is Rojo’s unique take on them. There are issues with the art though. Stryker makes a comment about a third arm, with no third arm present. It’s an odd moment where the dialogue and art doesn’t sync up.

I really enjoyed previous volumes so there’s a bar for this debut issue and I’m happy to say, the first issue clears it. It nails what it needs and gives us a new origin story that takes us in some new fresh directions. If you’ve ever wanted to check out this “classic” series, this is a perfect issue to start with.

Story: Matt Hawkins, Bryan Hill Art: Atilio Rojo Lettering: Troy Peteri
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.6 Recommendation: Read

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Cyberforce #1

Cyberforce #1

Story: Matt Hawkins, Bryan Hill
Art: Atilio Rojo
Cover A: Marc Silvestri
Cover B: Atilio Rojo
Lettering: Troy Peteri
Editor: Elena Salcedo
In Shops: Mar 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

TO PROTECT THE FUTURE, WHAT WILL WE BECOME?
The classic series returns in a reimagining overseen by creator MARC SILVESTRI. In a modern world where humanity is defined by the technology it creates, a terrorist strikes at the heart of human progress. One of the few survivors of the attack is a man named Morgan Stryker. Mortally wounded, Stryker’s life is saved by his employers…but the price could be his humanity itself.

Image Comics Kicks Off Their 25th Anniversary Variants with Deadly Class

Image Comics has announced monthly theme variants in celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary this year. The series of variants will launch with Rick Remender and Wes Craig‘s Deadly Class #26 and a cover that commemorates Marc Silvestri‘s Cyberforce #1.

Each month of the anniversary year will boast a special theme for the variants, beginning with the Wednesday, February 1st—the exact date of Image Comics’ founding in 1992.

February’s theme is: “Homage covers celebrating Past, Present, Future” with variants paying tribute to popular series throughout the company’s history.

Deadly Class #26 Cover B (Diamond Code NOV168917) will feature art by Eric Canete, colors by Jordan Boyd, in homage to the fan-favorite Top Cow series Cyberforce created by Marc Silvestri, which brought fans in by droves when it first hit stores. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, January 9th.

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San Diego Comic-Con’s preview night kicks off tomorrow! We’ll be there, so make sure to follow us on Twitter for various updates for the show. It’s also new comic book day!

Until then, here’s some news and reviews from around the web, and we’ll of course have our suggestions for this week’s books in a few hours.

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The Beat – Sean Murphy drops truth bombs on Comics’ ongoing money problems and more – This is some hard truth.

The Comichron – Secret Wars #3 tops June 2015 comics sales; first half of year up 13% – Good info on the market.

Newsarama – Cyberforce To Return As Digital Series By Silvestri & Hawkins – Guess the Kickstarter didn’t help in the long run.

Kotaku – Photographer Captures Cosplayers Both In And Out Of Costume – This is pretty cool.

 

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CBR – American Vampire: Second Cycle #8

CBR – Princess Leia #5

CBR – The Spire #1

Preview: Cyber Force #5

Cyber Force #5

Story By: Marc Silvestri
Story By: Matt Hawkins
Art By: Khoi Pham
Art By: Sunny Gho
Cover By: Marc Silvestri
Price: $FREE
Diamond ID: DEC120555
Published: August 7, 2013

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!

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Preview – Cyber Force #3

Cyber Force #3

Story by: Marc Silvestri & Matt Hawkins Art By: Khoi Pham & Sunny Gho Cover By: Marc Silvestri
Price: FREE

CYBER FORCE CONTINUES IN ITS GROUND-BREAKING RELAUNCH!
The massive corporation CDI continues to engineer technologically enhanced humans. Opposing CDI is a lone group of rebels. Will the public perceive the newly formed Cyber Force as resistance fighters battling for public good – or terrorists who must be stopped?

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 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.

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Tomorrow is new comic book day! Yay! What’s everyone getting?

Around the Blogs:

Bleeding Cool – The Missing Cyber Force Information That Enraged Retailers (UPDATE)Well that’s an important piece of information…

ComicVine – Marvel and ABC Studios Looking To Create ‘Avengers’ TV SeriesCould be cool.

Policymic – Comics Books Are Not Sexist, But They Are Not Feminist EitherAn interesting take and opinion.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – Green Lantern #11

IGN – Hawkeye #1

Seattle Pi – Marksmen Volume One

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We’re going into overtime this weekend with tons of news and I expect it to not stop until the end of San Diego Comic-Con this coming week!  Stick around today and check out all of the news.

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Bleeding Cool – Top Cow Bring Back Cyber Force With Kickstarter – For FreeAwesome to hear.

The Comic Chronicles – Comics finish first half of 2012 well ahead – Some great news.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

CBR – Edison Rex #1

CBR – MIND MGMT #2

Talking Comics – Uncanny X-Men #15

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