Back in July we told you about Top Cow’s interesting strategy of relaunching its “Cyber Force” title by giving the first 5 issues away for free. In order to fund the endeavor, Top Cow turned to the indie artist’s new best friend, Kickstarter and crushed its goal of $75,000 by raking in over $117,000.
Now the first issue has hit and Top Cow gave us the chance to share with you guys.
For those unfamiliar with the title, “Cyber Force” is:
Carin Taylor, codenamed Velocity, has escaped from the CDI-controlled Millennium City and is desperately trying to find the one man she believes can help her prevent the end of the world. When she runs a group of other CDI escapees, will they help her… or turn their backs?
In her original write-up, Geek editor Valerie Gallaher said she saw this as the start of a movement on the part of publishers to get folks back into shops by hooking them with free. Whether that’s the case is yet to be seen, but for now, we’ve got some free comics to read…and that’s always a good thing.