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Cyberforce #2 [Top Cow Productions] Review

Posted on December 8, 2012 AT 08:52pm

Marc Silvestri worked very hard to get the fan favorite Cyberforce, this time with Top Cow Productions. With the help of Matt Hawkins, Khoi Pham, Sunny Gho, Stjepan Stejic and a massive Kickstarter campaign, Silvestri has made the dream of a Cyberforce return a reality, and now the comeback story continues with the second issue of Cyberforce.

With technology advancing far quicker than the human race can keep up with, things don’t exactly go along as planned as man tries to adapt to the breakthroughs. Stryker, an ex-soldier with some major post-traumatic stress issues, is being sought out by a young woman named Velocity, whose goal is to save her city from a massive attack.

The writing by Silvestri is well-done, as this is the only man in the world who could take the helm of this updated franchise and take it into a new direction, while still keeping some of the old magic. The issue moves pretty quickly, and is at times hard to follow, but there is action and in-fighting, and a developing plot that looks like it’s going to end in an exciting way, especially once Velocity gets to Stryker. There are some major moves made in the issue concerning some of the main characters, and the introductions of a new Aphrodite model, as well as the strange group, CDI, who make a huge splash against the renegades that the story focuses on.

The art team of Pham, Gho and inker Sal Regla do a great job of making things look pretty and exciting, especially during the massive action sequences. The characters look absolutely terrific, though the environments are a little lacking.  The environments blend a bit too much, leaving little room for detail, a surprise considering how well human figures were drawn. Overall, however, the colors are vibrant, the detail work in the human figures is done well, and the shadowing is top notch.

Summary: Marc Silvestri and his team have done something not many thought they could do: release a free comic through the donations of the fans, and make it look good. The artwork, aside from the backgrounds, is top notch, and the writing is solid, making this a great read for fans both new and old to the franchise. The plot isn’t always as smooth as it could be, but hopefully that will be resolved as the plot moves forward. With some bold moves and some exciting action, this is a book that has a lot of potential to make a huge impact in the comics market.

  • The Good: Great Artwork, Solid Writing
  • The Bad: Muddy Plot
  • The Ugly: Lackluster Backgrounds

Score: 8.0

Russ Pirozek, known as "Noobcrawler" to some, is a gamer and comic book fan who sometimes gets around to writing for He's also awesome. If someone looked up "awesome" in the dictionary, his picture wouldn't be there, but that's because he's too busy being awesome to pose for a photo.

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