Image Comics announced today that Marc Silvestri's Cyber Force, formerly offered to all readers for free because communism, will finally be getting a price increase, to $2.99. While most people tend to see a $2.99 price as affordable and are grateful for the opportunity to read the first five issues of the series completely for free, here at The Outhouse, we are total idiots, so we decided to look at this in terms of percentage increase.
Let's do the math. The original price was free, or zero. Anything times zero will equal zero, and $2.99 is more than zero, so that means it would not be untrue to say that Cyber Force will be getting a more than 100% price increase. In fact, $2.99 is also more than a 1,000,000,000% increase.
Think about this, folks. It's more than an infinity percent increase!!!
So clearly, we were wrong about Marc Silvestri when we called him a socialist, and we apologize. He is obviously a shrewd free market capitalist, a true American hero like Donald Trump or Mitt Romney, and we applaud his efforts to create jobs and build the economy by imposing such a massive price hike on his comic books.
Well done, Marc. You lulled panty-waist liberals into a false sense of security, and then - WHAMMO!!! - you hit 'em with the increase.
Bravo, sir. Bravo.
Head on over to Top Cow's website and read the first five issues for free so that you can get good and hooked on it and have no choice but to pay $2.99 for future issues. Cyber Force: It's just like crack, especially because it was created by elite 1%ers (Marc is a CEO, after all) to destroy poor people.
Here's the press release:
THE NEXT GENERATION OF CYBERFORCE REMAINS AFFORDABLE
Comics Legend Marc Silvestri Builds on Crowd-Funded Support of Fans
Cybernetic freedom fighters defend civilization from evil corporations and their takeover of the world in CYBERFORCE. Written and created by Marc Silvestri (THE DARKNESS, Uncanny X-Men), with art by Marco Turini, colors by Andy Troy (Astonishing X-Men), and finishes by digital wizard Stjepan Sejic (RAVINE, THE DARKNESS: THE DEATH OF JACKIE ESTACADO), CYBERFORCE #6 marks a landmark issue for the series and the beginning of a new story arc. CYBERFORCE launched with a record-setting promotion that gave readers the first five issues for free, making issue 6 the first issue in the series to cost anything, offered at the affordable price of $2.99.
Thanks to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, TOP COW PRODUCTIONS, INC., and their loyal and amazing fans were able to raise enough money to resurrect the CYBERFORCE franchise. As a result, the first five issues of CYBERFORCE were sent to retailers all across the world to give away for free. Nothing like this had been done in comic book history, and as a result, fans have clamored for more. Issue 6, due in September, brings an end to the free promotion, but Silvestri trusts that the first five issues and the strength of this new story are enough incentive for readers to keep going.
In CYBERFORCE, corporations control everything, and a young woman named Velocity must escape her mother and sister’s grasp in order to search for a very important man named Stryker. With the big companies on top, normal people are forced to live in what’s left of the cities. These people are protected by CYBERFORCE, a group of former soldiers who have banded together to fight for the weak, hunted, and oppressed. After the conclusion of their first story arc, issue 6 introduces readers to a new purpose and mission for the CYBERFORCE crew. Revenge has been achieved, so survival is now top priority as a more dangerous and uncontrollable threat has been activated.
"The lines between good and evil, and fact and fiction continue to blur as CYBERFORCE falls farther down the technological rabbit hole,” Silvestri explains. “Artist Marco Turini brings our worst nightmares to life as we learn that Cyber Data may in fact be the least of our problems."
PRAISE FOR CYBERFORCE
"Marc Silvestri and Matt Hawkins have a built an interesting world here."
"The writing and artwork are solid and the world presented promises intrigue as well as sweet robot/cyborg fights."
-Destroy The Cyborg
“Cyberforce is a series I normally wouldn’t have read, but found the writing to be excellent, gradually getting better with each issue. It’s now been added to my pull list.”
-Nerd Nation Radio
Comic Book Resources has given the series praise and recently posted the entire fifth issue of CYBERFORCE on their site for fans to enjoy.
CYBERFORCE issues 1-5 can be read at the Top Cow website, or picked up for free at any local comic shop.
CYBERFORCE #6 will be released in comic shops on September 18 (Diamond Code MAY130409) and will be available digitally on the Image Comics website as well as ComiXology.