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. The first half released in August, and the 2nd half is slated to release in December.

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Remember the ending to Swift Spark's original webcomic? Swift Spark returns to his roots for another comic adventure - our pilot, in a 40-page comic! These are the first 10 pages, available for everyone for free - the full comic's just €5 in the "shop" section, or FREE for €10+ Patrons!