<i>Cyber Force</i> Kickstarter campaign passes $75,000 goal

With more than a week to go in its Kickstarter campaign, Top Cow Productions has already surpassed its $75,000 goal for the revival of its early-'90s superhero series Cyber Force.

Announced early last month, the resurrection of the series coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Marc Silvestri comic that launched Top Cow Productions. The company hoped to raise enough money through the crowd-funding website to make the first five issues of the reimagined series available for free, both digitally and in print.

While the original comic followed a group of cybernetically enhanced mutants on the run from an international conglomerate, the Cyber Force in the new series -- by Silvestri, Matt Hawkins and Khoi Pham -- is described as "bio-cybernetic steampunk."

"This new version of Cyber Force is the most exciting and awesome thing I've ever worked on," Hawkins wrote this week in a Kickstarter update. "I can't wait for all of you to see it. Thank you all and thanks for helping us spread the love of comics to the rest of the world."

Donors were offered a number of incentives, ranging from Kickstarter-exclusive variant covers and signed issues to a thank-you phone call from Silvestri and a mentor session with Hawkins. The campaign ends Aug. 17; Cyber Force debuts in October.

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