Every week, I’ll be bringing you a comic book cover that I feel eclipses others out there—to the point I might just have to own it!
The BadAss Comic Book Cover for this week is for Cyber Force #1. Back in the early nineties, several of the best comic book pencilers of the day left their respective jobs at Marvel Comics and began their own publishing company. They wanted creative control and the financial freedom that would give. Image Comics was born. It became one of the important moments in the history of the medium and led to some amazing work. Spawn by Todd McFarlane was born. WildC.A.T.s by Jim Lee was born. The Savage Dragon by Erik Larsen was born. And of course, Cyberforce by Marc Silvestri formed.
Why do I love this cover though? It shows off Marc Silvestri’s talent in a montage that highlights the main characters of the newly re-launched series! Velocity stands petulantly. Ripclaw is ready for action, and Aphrodite sits nonchalantly, letting her prominent pistol in the middle of the cover speak for her. Love the cogs and wheels at the top. It is a fantastic cover, gritty, with the city in flames behind and evil on the left. Great balance for the amount of movement in the piece.
Here is a bit more about Cyber Force #1:
Story by: Marc Silvestri & Matt Hawkins
Art By: Khoi Pham & Sunny Gho
Cover By: Marc Silvestri
The Story: 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.
Cyber Force #1 is in fine comic book stores now!
More next Saturday! In the meantime, go visit your local comic book store…