CYBORG The Man Machine
released OUT NOW! Publisher dC Comics
Writer david F Walker
Artists Ivan reis, Joe Prado
DC really want you to like Victor Stone, aka Cyborg. They’ve been upping this perennial supporting character’s importance ever since he became a full Justice League member in 2011, and with a fully-fledged Cyborg blockbuster pencilled in for 2020 as part of DC’s ambitious movie plans, it wasn’t going to be long before he finally got his own monthly series.
The result, in these first three issues, is an engaging and traditional superhero saga that puts full emphasis on Victor’s struggle to deal with the technology grafted onto his body. Having experienced an unexpected transformation following the theft of some of his cybernetics, he’s showcasing new abilities – but his tech was stolen to help fight a war in another universe, a conflict that soon engulfs his home city of Detroit…
Writer David F Walker introduces enough emotional depth to make this a compelling read, while also adding plenty of setpieces and building up a varied supporting cast. The storytelling isn’t exactly revolutionary, but the slick art from Ivan Reis and Joe Prado is extremely well-executed. Cyborg is well on its way to being a likeable, old-school addition to DC’s superhero line-up. Saxon Bullock
David F Walker’s written a new novel starring blaxploitation hero John Shaft: Shaft’s Revenge – the first since 1975.
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