Image Comics have canceled all orders for Cyber Force #12 at Diamond Comic Distributors, but Top Cow says the series will return. Cyber Force #11 ended on a cliffhanger with the text “to be continued…”, as shown at right, then the cover for #12 on the following page.
Cyber Force #12 was to be the final installment of the series’ third arc. An upcoming collection, titled Cyber Force Vol. 3: Awakening, was solicited to include #9 through #12 with #12 as the arc’s finale, but Image have since amended the collection’s solicit to end with #11.
“In laying out the story we removed a plot thread which shortened the story,” Cyber-Force co-writer (and Top Cow President) Matt Hawkins told Newsarama. “It was the right move creatively. We’re already planning the next arc; Cyber Force will be back very soon!”
Hawkins did not give any further details on the series.
Recent issues of the series were pushed back, with July’s #11, for example, originally solicited for February. #12 was originally solicited for a March 27 release, but was rescheduled on several occasions with August 28 its last updated release date before before being removed from Diamond’s database.
Here is the original solicitation for Cyber Force #12.
CYBER FORCE #12
WRITER: BRYAN HILL & MATT HAWKINS
ARTIST / COVER: RAFFAELE IENCO
MARCH 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
The end of the beginning. Stryker and Cyber Force seek freedom from their masters, but their masters won’t let them go without a fight. Are they weapons in service of those that created them, or can they choose their own destiny?