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 released in December, and a second episode is currently in pre-production.

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This is a big 'un!! Adding another 5.5 minutes to the rough board tally for our next episode.In the meantime, I'm also coming up with a new "plan of attack" in regards to the crowdfunding campaign that was supposed to kick off at the end of this month. Stay tuned for more!
Surpriiiise! Swift Spark and the Defense Five now has its first official plush - and of course we had to start with James himself! 🙂 He's 40cm / 15.75 inches tall and is expected to cost around $35.He'll be available for pre-order starting March 4th!