Top Cow took advantage of this year's Free Comic Book Day offering to reintroduce two of its most popular teams and preview a major miniseries coming this summer. "Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer," written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Kenneth Rocafort, begins in July with the first of five issues. The original "Cyberforce" series was one of Image Comics' first titles, published originally under the Homage banner before moving to Top Cow upon the studio's founding. The book featured a team of cybernetically enhanced mutants fighting against the organization responsible for their bionic modifications.
"Hunter-Killer" saw the introduction of genetically modified "ultra-sapiens," created by the shadowy mastermind Morningstar purportedly in an attempt to stave off the end of the world.
At the end of the previous "Hunter-Killer" series, Ellis, a young man encoded with a database of all "ultra-sapiens" who can duplicate the powers of any nearby, had witnessed two doomsday scenarios: one, where Morningstar lived, and another, where Morningstar died. Ellis ultimately chose to kill the prophet of those visions instead, realizing that she had been manipulating events from the beginning.