Cyborg #7 Review

Cyborg #7 picks up from last issues cliffhanger and doesn’t disappoint in its story. The art, pencilled by Paul Pelletier, is very strong, with great panel structure and well-illustrated emotions. The colors of this issue are some of the best we’ve seen so far, thanks to Tony Kordos as the inker and Guy Major as the colorist.

John Semper Jr. yet again tells a great story but is hindered by his dialogue. The words don’t let the art tell the story, making the issue less natural. But Semper Jr. did, at times, let the art speak for itself and when it did, it was powerful. There was really only one weakness in the actual story, one being its use of the “evil villain reveals their plan to trapped hero” trope. But the emotional strength of scenes depicted and the philosophical arguments presented can practically make up for the story’s few faults. Ending with a cliffhanger, but this time on a larger scale works well and can keep the reader coming back.

Paul Pelletier’s art makes this one of the most detailed issues yet. But it also chooses when and where to be detailed, effectively training the reader to focus on only certain parts of certain panels by the amount of detail given. In previous issues, the colors aren’t always as vibrant as they could have been but this issue takes full advantage of colors available and uses them at perfect times.

The placement of the lettering in this issue is solid, taking empty space that wouldn’t distract from the story and can easily guide the reader across the page.

John Semper Jr.’s Cyborg (2016) #7 is a good issue. It keeps the story going and keeps the reader interested with both great art and a solid story with clever twists.

Rating: 8/10

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