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First issue cover
|Publisher||Top Cow Productions|
|First appearance||Cyberforce #1 (Oct. 1992)|
|Created by||Marc Silvestri|
The original comic book focused on a team of mutants who were captured by Cyberdata, an enormous corporation planning to take over the world. The mutants were experimented on and had their abilities enhanced with cybernetic implants in hopes to become S.H.O.C.s (Special Hazardous Operations Cyborgs). The mutants subsequently escaped and banded together as Cyberforce, determined to defeat Cyberdata.
The 2006 series began with the team's return from their final mission and centered on a confrontation with their alien forebears. The team was given an updated look, a new base of operations, and changes to its roster. Heatwave, Stryker and Impact served as recurring characters throughout the series, while important subplots included the death of Impact and the initiation of a romantic relationship between Ripclaw and Velocity.
In October 2012, a rebooted version of the comic was released that incorporated elements of cyberpunk.
Cyberforce was initially written and illustrated by its creator Marc Silvestri though he later turned his duties over to other artists, including David Finch. It was originally published in 1992-93 as a four-part miniseries through Homage Studios. After Silvestri founded Top Cow Productions, Cyberforce ran as a monthly series from 1994 to 1997, running 35 issues. The first few issues crossed over with Wild C.A.T.s for the "Killer Instinct" storyline spanning Wild C.A.T.S #5-7 and Cyberforce vol. 2 #1-3.
On October 17, 2012, Top Cow debuted the fourth volume of a rebooted Cyberforce as part of the company's "Top Cow Rebirth" initiative. Funded through a Kickstarter campaign, the first five issues were released for free. Silvestri provided cyberpunk-influenced art for the rebooted series, while Khoi Pham was brought aboard as illustrator after five years of exclusive work for Marvel Comics. The first issue received a positive review from Benjamin Bailey of IGN, who described the post-apocalyptic setting as both interesting and genuine. Commenting on Pham's art, he cited some inconsistencies, particularly with respect to renderings of technology.
A half-hour Cyberforce animated series was planned for the 1995–96 season on Fox Television as part of an hour-long block that would also have featured a Youngblood series. Although completed character designs and a model sheet were featured in magazines, the series never progressed past the planning stage.