Oh, it’s comin’ back and in a very cool way – with movies like Total Recall hitting theaters and more like it on the way, cyberpunk is making a comeback! It’s no surprise, really. Many of the sci-fi writers’ predictions are becoming a reality (I remember watching “Minority Report” and being amazed at the touch screen, for example) and it’s about time our cyber punk fantasies are given a modern face lift.
“My obsession growing up was sci-fi and fantasy and the concept of Cyber Force has always been ripe for mining those genres,” said Silvestri. “The best sci-fi has its soul anchored in social commentary and the human condition and then goes nuts with the concepts. Comic books are unique in that they can add to that the thrill of wish fulfillment,” he added. “Mash those ideas together add a healthy dose of 21st century paranoia, and voila! You’ve got Cyber Force.”
From the Kickstarter page:
Cyber Force is about a group of cybernetically enhanced resistance fighters on the run from a monolithic multi-national conglomerate. The essence of the new Cyber Force series is bio-cybernetic steampunk. Top Cow founder and Cyber Force creator Marc Silvestri (The Darkness, Incredible Hulk) is returning as co-writer, art director, and cover artist spearheading the unique vision for the new series. Co-writer Matt Hawkins (Think Tank, Lady Pendragon) is collaborating with Marc to create a cutting-edge world based on real technology. Artist Khoi Pham (Mighty Avengers, Daredevil) will be working hand-in-hand with Marc to make sure that every issue is filled with the spectacular, dynamic art fans have come to expect from Top Cow. Rounding out the team will be master colorist Sunny Gho (Artifacts, Incredible Hulk) and letterer Troy Peteri.
“We’re creating a world our species can’t survive in,” Silvestri said. “The end is coming and Mega Corporation Cyber Data Industries knows this when it happens. And now, a young girl named Velocity knows too.”
You can donate as little as a dollar and as high as $10,000 or more. Funding goes to paying the art team, whose time is valuable and highly sought-after! Also, it costs money to print, ship and create awesome rewards. Comic book retailers get special rewards, like one-on-one sessions with Matt Hawkins and Marc Silvestri, along with some impressive ad space in the series. More importantly, their vision is to cover printing costs so that the first five issues are FREE.
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