LINE Webtoon, the popular digital comic service pioneering the distribution and consumption of comics worldwide, has announced that renowned creator Marc Silvestri will be launching the next chapter of his hit comic series, Cyber Force, created by Silvestri and written by famed comics scribe Matt Hawkins, exclusively on LINE Webtoon beginning in Fall 2015.
“When LINE Webtoon launched in the U.S. in 2014, we always had a vision of adding premium content by the best comic minds in the industry to our platform; Adding Marc Silvestri to our stable of already impressive creators is a key part of this strategy,” said JunKoo Kim, Founder and Head of LINE Webtoon. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer Cyber Forceexclusively on the Webtoon platform for free to all our readers and we can’t wait to have our fans experience the comic in this new format for the first time – something only LINE Webtoon can provide.”
Already a huge success for more than 10 years in Korea, LINE Webtoon launched in the U.S. in 2014, and is rapidly expanding with the onboarding of new artists, partners, expansion of ways to interact with the content, and much more.
“LINE Webtoon is at the forefront of digital comics technology, as well as an innovator in how comics are experienced by readers and in developing the future of digital platforms for creators,” said Marc Silvestri. “We’ve already been deeply involved in developing the next Cyber Force storyline for the app, and the results are going to truly blow our fans away.”
Cyber Force, the top-selling title in the history of Silvestri's company Top Cow, has been in publication for over 20 years. Makers of hit comics such as The Darkness, Wanted, and Witchblade, Top Cow created Cyber Force as a tale of cybernetically enhanced freedom fighters. It became so popular that it was printed in 21 languages and still stands as one of the highest selling independent comics in history. Additionally, the latest two trades will be reformatted and available on LINE Webtoon for new readers to catch up before the new chapters begin.
Additionally, LINE Webtoon and Top Cow are developing the series as a multi-platform experience for fans who keep up with the rest of the Top Cow universe. The title Aphrodite IX, written by Top Cow president Matt Hawkins, will be deeply tied to the events of Cyber Force on LINE Webtoon, driving fans from the print editions of Aphrodite IX to the weekly chapters on LINE Webtoon and back.