Introducing: Swift Spark and the Defense Five!

Swift Spark and the Defense Five is an animated series that follows the adventures of sixteen-year-old James as he takes on the mantle of his missing superhero father, hoping to find out what happened to him, and learning what it means to be a hero along the way.

Swift Spark and the Defense Five is an animated pilot independently produced by Pan-tastique. After James Riverdale learns he has superpowers, he discovers there is more to his father’s disappearance than meets the eye. He sets out on a mission to find his father, making both friends and powerful enemies along the way. James has to learn that there’s more to being a superhero than having powers, and that the carefree life of a highschooler and the responsibilities a hero aren’t always a great match. 

Swift Spark and the Defense Five began its life in 2016 as a webcomic, which will have run its course in February 2023, meaning it is time for the next step – a tie-in animated series. The pilot is currently in production, with the first half slated for an August 2023 release.

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Yess! It's finally here - the first big update for Swift Spark Episode 1B; the keyframed animation + the voice acting! There's still voice acting for Antonio missing, but that'll be added in later in the summer. We hope to bring you another update in June!Until then, enjoy!
Aaaaaaaa! It's finally here! Not sure if it's fit for a public release because of how much of the plot it gives away -  but we'll see how tomorrow goes! The official poster for Part Two of the pilot! Sans the date, of course, because that's staying a secret until August 1st.

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