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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