Created by Ethan Van Sciver, Cyberfrog is an independent comic book series telling the adventures on Earth of an anthropomorphic, sentient frog with mutant superpowers.
It originally appeared in 1994 published by Hall of Heroes comics. It appeared irregularly until around 1999, when Van Sciver put the series on indefinite hiatus after finally getting steadier and more lucrative work as an artist for DC and Marvel Comics.
In 2018, fresh out of DC Comics, the author decided to resurrect Cyberfrog as a crowdfunding project in a one-shot story tentatively titled Cyberfrog: Blood Honey, which as of this writing holds the record for a successfully crowd-funded comic book. It is expected to be distributed to the projects backers by mid-2019.
Cyberfrog contains examples of:
- Affectionate Nickname: Heather Swain calls Cyberfrog froggie
- The Alleged House: The title character squats in an abandoned building.
- BFG: Occasionally the title character will resort to this.
- Big Applesauce: Work is set in New York City. Perhaps justified as the author was raised in nearby Joisey
- Bloodier and Gorier: What? In a comic book illustrated by Ethan Van Sciver? Nooo...
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: The protagonist will occasionally do this when he's alone.
- Fashion Dissonance: In-Universe; Heather Swain is derided because her fashion style is ten years out of date
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Cyberfrog and Salamandroid started life as an ordinary frog and salamander respectively. After receiving superpowers by mistake, they become this for villains.
- Giant Poofy Sleeves: An odd example as Cyberfrogs shoulders are covered by what seem to be metal armor balls.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: All the mutant critters including the protagonist himself, tend towards this.
- Gorn: Galore. The comic can be quite graphic on this department.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Ben Riley.
- In the Blood: Ben Riley's power is hereditary.
- The '90s: Soooooooo-freaking-much. The pop-culture references in the original comic books are all over the place at breakneck speed.
- '90s Anti-Hero: Considering it was done in The '90s by an author fond of Bloodier and Gorier scenes, this goes without saying.
- Parental Obliviousness: Ben Riley's mom... she's not even aware his son has not been home for weeks, limiting herself to pile his clean laundry by his room door.
- Punny Name: Salamandroid, Rumblebee, Traumadeus...
- Scenery Porn: All that detail in the drawings
- Snark-to-Snark Combat: A recurring thing during fights.
- Starter Villain: Spite and Device are the first foes he comes across.
- Superhero Packing Heat: Cyberfrog acquires guns as he evolves.
- Talk Like a Pirate: Rumblebees trope.
- Unintentional Period Piece: For The '90s (see above). Besides the cultural references, the hairstyles and fashion sense of the human characters (except for Heather Swain whose appearance seems to be stuck in 1988 or something)
- Useless Accessory: Cyberfrog's Utility Belt, at least thus far...
- Wicked Wasps: Part of the villainous mooks during the Reservoir Frog saga.
- Would Hit a Girl: Ben Riley, and thats when hes being nice
- Cyberfrog hits a histerical old lady who just won't shut up.