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[REVIEW] Cyber Force #8 cranks out the Gruesome and the Grit

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Cyber Force #8 – out now through Top Cow

Cyber Force back with Vengeance

Cyber Force is back, baby! Now in its fifth volume, this cyborg team dates back to the initial launch of Image Comics. Like all of the Image founders, creator Marc Silvestri had his tenure with Marvel – most notably for Wolverine. He gave Logan a great head of hair.

I’m used to the Nineties run, where Volume Two kicked off with their crossover with WildC.a.ts. On the other hand, this is a complete reboot. I like artist Atilio Rojo’s contemporary take. Writers Bryan Hill and Matt Hawkins take the time to develop the characters and the team. Instead of just throwing a bunch of cyborgs at you. I can’t help but notice that some of these characters look like zombies. With their faces decaying and flesh growing into their metal limbs.

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Stryker Recruits his Team

Morgan Stryker, his daughter Velocity, and their android Aphrodite travel to Columbia to outsource their team. They meet up with Ripclaw. This guy used to be a cross between Wolverine and Lobo. Now, Ripclaw is more of his own character, giving more of a nod to his Native American features.

While they’ve been trying to recruit Ripclaw, it looks like Stryker’s team might have another cyborg for their roster. Dominique, the doctor whom Ripclaw’s been working with, almost gets killed in an explosion. Aphrodite does what she can to save her. In this issue, Dom wakes up, not sure what to think. She isn’t too fond of her new look. Her anxieties quickly rise to almost the verge of suicidal.

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If Its Marvel You’re After then Jog on!

Stryker and Ripclaw fight a beefy villain named Leviathan. I like the dialog and caption-less action as they trade blows. It’s unlike Marvel or DC’s need to narrate each and every punch. This Leviathan is working for a drug lord named Warchild. Who is literally a child. I think he’s a take on “Timmie” from the Nineties run, but I’m not sure.

You can pick up your copy of Cyber Force #8 directly from Top CowComixology or your local comic book store.

How did we rate Cyber Force #8? 5 Sodas
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