Twenty years after their initial debut, Marc Silverstri's Cyber Force relaunches today for free. Using Kickstarter, Top Cow raised over $100,000 to create, print, and give away the first five issues of the new series. Co-written by Silvestri and Matt Hawkins and penciled by Khoi Pham, this series does not pick up from previous Cyber Force stories and is a great jumping-on point for new readers.
According to Silvestri, this is a "reboot origin story in the truest sense." However, fans of the earlier series will appreciate this new incarnation, as Silvestri shared the new series will be "…deeper in character than the original ever was."
Top Cow is banking this innovative free comic approach will bring readers into comic shops and introduce potential fans to other Top Cow titles. In order for this Kickstarter campaign to be successful, Silvestri admitted, "the retailer is VERY important to us… we couldn't do this without their help." Much like Free Comic Book Day comics, the retailer does bare some cost for each book and not all retailers may have jumped on board. Check with your local shop today to see if they are carrying Cyber Force #1.
You'd better hurry… Free tends to sell-out fast.