John Semper Jr.’s Cyborg run is important for its societal implications and social commentary. Specifically, a scene in Cyborg (2016) #5, which takes less than ten pages to tell, interrupts the main plot of the ongoing series and places the reader in a situation that can remove comfort, disrupting the tone of the series by bringing
Cyborg #11 is powerful. Where previous issues have felt lacking in emotion, this book features a villain whose relationship with Cyborg is painful to see. The art is good, as always, but is never consistent.
John Semper Jr. is one of the most consistent writers I’ve found. His work on Cyborg tends to not vary too much, usually good but not perfect and this issue follows that trend. The art stays consistent but the inks make the pages a little dull.
This week, costumes for the upcoming Justice League movie are on display in Las Vegas. The city is hosting the 2017 Licensing Expo and Warner Bros. is bringing its own section dedicated to the movie’s promotion. Pictures have been released of Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and the Flash.
DC’s Rebirth has been wildly successful, with both high ratings and high sales (1). “And when things are up, it’s a good time to take risks,” says Scott Snyder, who is heading DC’s next big thing: Metal (2). Dark Knights: Metal is an upcoming August event featuring some of the biggest names in the DC
As usual, Cyborg #8 stands tall in both art and story but falls flat in its dialogue.
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
Cyborg #6 is a solid issue. It’s an easy read that doesn’t take chances but doesn’t fall flat. John Semper Jr. seems to use some issues to set up more major issues, with the set-up usually not being as interesting. This one, however, keeps us interested.
Cyborg #5 is a valuable and timely issue, tackling many important modern topics effectively and quickly. John Semper Jr.’s writing and storytelling has gotten better in every issue and this issue is a testament to what he can accomplish when he lets art tell the story.