Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #2 Review and **SPOILERS**


Stuck in the Middle With You

Writer: Jon Rivera
Cover & Interior Artist: Michael Avon Oeming
Colorist: Nick Filardi
Back-Up Artist: Paul Maybury
Letterer: Clem Robins
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: April 18, 2018

**NON SPOILERS AND SCORE AT THE BOTTOM**

Ever since Cave Carson got that Interstellar Eye, he’s be on his high horse. “Oh, I wish you could see the majesty of space with my eye, you’d be so impressed.” Or, “I can figure out how to split the check in seconds with my Interstellar Eye. Give it a rest, buddy. I may not have an Interstellar Eye, but I’ve got a trick knee that locks up whenever I’ve sat for too long. So don’t think you’re so special! Have a look at my review of Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #2, right here!


Explain It!

There’s almost nothing worse than walking into an uncomfortable situation. Sometimes, you can feel the tension in a room, as you stroll in drinking a strawberry milkshake and a t-shirt that reads “How’s it Hanging?” Everyone’s just sitting, staring at each other coldly, thinking unkind comments that are left unsaid—meanwhile, you were hoping to find out if anyone else is watching Fuller House with the same regularity. It pretty much sucks, and it’s a great reason to avoid social situation. Because it could be worse—you could be like Cave Carson, and find yourself in the middle of a civil war on some remote planet that you could give a fig about.
Still coping with the death of his friend Star the star, Cave only half-listens to a Lazer Monk explain why his people are in eternal battle with the much bulkier and meaner Nejire, and is even less interested in their belief that he’s arrive due to some prophecy. He’s more interested in the pink crystals adorning the foreheads of the Lazer Monks, doubtless related to—or in actuality are—the pink shards that Cave and the team use to jump through hyperspace. But fine, if it will stop the incessant yammering of the Lazer Monks, Cave will give the situation a look. Disdainfully.
This takes the team underground, where Cave feels just fine, and into the Chamber of…well, all the power being used by the Lazer Monks and the Nejire. It’s implied that this is the resource in contention that has fomented this generations-long war. It looks like a bunch of golden goop, with pink shards around it—but when Chloe takes a look at the goop, it’s full of some kinda creatures—parasites that might be at the root of this whole kerfuffle! And we’ll find out next issue.
Plus, a backup where Cave and Chloe are recording another episode of his podcast, reminiscing on Cave’s Silver Age adventures. This is a pretty solid issue that won’t leave you feeling too ripped off. The mystery of the Lazer Monks and the Nejire isn’t exactly compelling, but it will do as a Maguffin while Cave and the team get themselves situated. Remember, the black hole created at the end of the last issue still threatens the Earth! This is some enjoyable comic bookery that won’t tax your moral center, while providing some things of intellectual interest. Now, if this current arc turns out to be two issues, then I’ll be over the moon with glee.

Bits and Pieces:

Some good, by-the-numbers comic book storytelling, with the requisite psychedelia that is the hallmark of this series. Cave Carson and co.'s adventures continue, and we're more than along for the ride--it's like we're sitting in the Mighty Mole for the experience. I just hope Cave isn't driving. That guy is a maniac.

7.5/10
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