Cyborg #6 (DC)



Rating: 3/5 – Multiple Artists Provide a Distracting Finish to Cyborg’s First Arc.
By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas.

Cyborg number six concludes the first major story arc for Vic Stone’s first ongoing solo series. Although the conclusion has a solid story, there were quite a few things left open ended and the future for this series gives me reason for worry.

Cyborg six opens at S.T.A.R. Labs in Detroit as Cyborg continues his battle against the technosapiens, a techno-organic virus that has overtaken countless worlds and races. They’ve searched for Cyborg in order to “upgrade” their operating system, but Vic has other plans. The battle is over pretty quickly and seemingly easily, which is followed by multiple other plot points getting their wrap up. It was also a pleasure seeing the Metal Men again, although their appearance in this book is fairly limited.  In terms of art, although Ivan Reis provides the layouts three different artists complete the finishes. This is a big disappointment for me as Reis is my favorite artist in comics right now,  but the fact that this book was announced with Reis as the artist and we only got two issues of finished pencils is a let down.

The three different art finishers with an additional three different inkers gave the book slightly different styles every couple pages, which was distracting.  Also, the last page of this story gave me cause for concern that the changes to Cyborg will change one of the key characteristics that define him. I’m sure Walker has a plan for Vic going forward, and while it may end up not be something that I want to read, I’m willing to give the series a couple more issues to see.

Reviewed by: Shawn Hoklas
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