STORY BY: Marc Silvestri
ART BY: Marco Turini, Stjepan Sejic
COVER BY: Marc Silvestri
PUBLISHER: Top Cow Productions
Top Cow continues the revival of their 90’s team book in Cyber Force 10. I was a big fan of this book
when the first five issues came out last year, sadly due to the book not coming out as regularly as most
I stopped reading. I have to ask myself why as this issue was great fun.
In Cyber Force #10 you have a great fight with between Ripclaw and Killjoy, due to her injuries from
previous issues it was a really inventive fight that was great fun to behold. The plot continues to
build on the Aphrodite protocol and having also read Aphrodite IX it is nice to see the story from the
other side prior to when the world has been destroyed and the desperate battle that Stryker and co
are having against Cyberdata. The last page reveal however, is a game changer, the battle is now out
in the open and I am really excited to see where Silvestri takes this story next and just how much this
connects to the world after the protocol. Overall the story moves along well with some great action
and great reveals that make this book a really fun read, it feels like a summer blockbuster with all
your favorite characters running around kicking ass and taking names.
Like most Top Cow books the art is utterly beautiful, Khoi Pham is a great choice for this book
especially in the cybernetic parts on Stryker and Ripclaw, they look like they have had these metal
parts grafted onto them not merely drawn over their bodies. The colors on this book also really
stand out thanks to some great palette choices, as you can imagine most of the backgrounds are
very drab, brown post-apocalyptic setting we have seen in a lot of things before however, this is
broken up with gold, green and reds on our cast of characters that make them stand out and draw
your eye to them, I also utterly love the redesigns for some of the returning cast.
Cyber Force is a really fun book, previous fans of the old series will feel right at home and having it
interconnected with the Aphrodite book has been a stroke of genius, you can read both series
independently but, you will take so much more if you are reading both together.
By Matt Deery