Mama Always Said, Life Is Like Cyber Tech Inc........
Art By: Ivan Reis, Felipe Watanabe, Daniel HDR, Julio Ferreira, Oclair Albert, Adriano Lucas, Corey Breen
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: April 27, 2016
So Cyborg is strapped up, Shazam is out cold, so I guess this is as good a time as any for Agent Holmes to sit down and lay out the exposition about what's going on to Cyborg and to us. It's funny too because Jim didn't know that the agent's name was Holmes and thought that Cyborg was just getting really street every time he was talking to our bad guy. I don't know if it's worse that Jim thought that or that I've been using it as Homes my whole life and just found out last night that I've been faking the funk for all these years. With the epiphanies about my life aside, Agent Holmes is not on the up and up. It turns out that during the Technosapien invasion, Agent Holmes was infected by the Technosapiens and even though Cyborg supposedly wiped out the control they had over the populace, Agent Holmes is somehow still infected and is now their hand puppet to find out everything he can about Cyborg. Remember how Cyber Tech was ready for Cyborg to hack into their servers? Well, somehow he still does and downloads himself into them, sending all the information about what Cyber Tech is doing to the internet............ and then the Technosapiens show up out of nowhere and I'm instantly lost............ not to mention that Agent Holmes just disappears and the Cy-Force that we've spent so much time building up don't do anything or even show up. Where's Bobby Zirrozinksi?
In the end, Cyborg takes out all the Technosapiens that magically appeared and with the help of Shazam who decides that he wants to be a part of this comic again, they take out all the alien threats in Cyber Tech. As our issue closes, we go back to Cyborg's hologram mother, who is trying to tell her husband and son that Cyber Tech lied to them about her being a simple construct created by the Technosapiens, but like me I guess Vic had enough of her talking on and on about Cyber Tech and he pulls the plug on her.
That's it for this issue of Cyborg and I don't know what happened, but everything that we've been dealing with in this story arc just fell apart in this issue. Maybe Marv Wolfman read the Technosapien Invasion story arc and figured that he'd do things differently and incorporated some aspects of that here, but whatever it was it totally took away from everything that we've gotten over the past three issues and that's a shame because I really liked this story arc up until now. Everything just seemed thrown together haphazardly in order to come to a conclusion and I don't know if you want to call this a nitpicky thing, but at one point Cyborg's mother is referred to as a "He" and at another moment a dialog balloon was pointing to the wrong person. Everything about this issue feels rushed and because of it, it wasn't very fun to read. My only positive to this issue is that the art seemed to mesh together very well for having three pencillers, but even the colors aren't as vibrant here as they've been in past issues.
Bits and Pieces:
This issue of Cyborg is a real kick in the face if you've been enjoying this story because things just come out of nowhere and the majority of this issue feels rushed just to get to a conclusion. The only real satisfying part of this book is the art, but even the colors suffered here because they're just dull.