Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cyborg #18 Review and *SPOILERS*

Wrap Up

Written By: John Semper Jr.
Art By: Will Conrad, Cliff Richards, Ivan Nunes, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 1, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

This leg of the Cyborg series is finally coming to an end and............. it's about goddamn time because we've been dealing with the same nonsense for eighteen issues now, plus a Rebirth!  So yeah, in our previous issue we saw Cyborg defeat both the Digital Universe's Anomaly, plus our own, who was then transported away by that higher being, who disguised himself as the blind jazz man Blue, but things weren't all pinatas and RC Cola because while our hero and his friends were saving the day in the Digital Universe, Anomaly's cybernetic soldiers were causing a ruckus in the real world, where they threatened to destroy all of humanity if their leader wasn't given back to them.  Let's jump into this issue and see if this story can be ended right or if it's just more of the same that we've gotten for so long now.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins and we realize that this entire issue is going to be just narration as Cyborg recaps what his adventures have been up to this point, but our first piece of real important information is that Variant decides that she wants to stay in this Digital Universe so she can help it rebuild, not to mention that she's a criminal in our world and would just end up being shut off again.......... So with that, Exxy and Cyborg leave that world for our own, but when they get there they realize that all hell has broken loose because Anomaly's soldiers are destroying Detroit.

We then see some pages where Cyborg fights these nogoodniks, but then the book realizes that it needs to wrap up so Anomaly comes to, lets Silas Stone free and then blows himself up because he realized that his vision of the future without humanity was wrong.  With that, his soldiers retreat and we're left with the idea that Mother Boxes were created by the keepers of this Digital Universe as way to test whether or not their uses should be allowed to become a part of the Digital Universe........ So yeah, explanation for the Mother Boxes out of nowhere and I hate it, especially since it's tied into this lame ass story.  As our issue closes, the day is saved and Cyborg no longer worries whether he's man or machine and has a closer bond with his father.

That's it for our issue of Cyborg and this quick wrap up to this story was pretty much bullshit.  The story just kept going to the point where no one cared, the sales dropped and John Semper Jr. just seemed like he needed to end all the shit he was doing and because of that we had an issue of full narration, where everything just seemed to be easily wrapped up because it had to.......... but still found time to try and ruin Mother Boxes for some reason.  The art wasn't bad, but nothing had a decent flow about it from panel to panel and my greatest takeaway from this issue is that this long ass story is finally over and with that, we may start getting some decent Cyborg tales.  

Bits and Pieces:

This issue marks the end of this long ass story that really seemed to go nowhere and wraps up quick as hell to the point where things just happened because.  The art isn't bad, but it isn't great either because this issue is told only through narration and because of that, there really isn't any great flow between the panels.  All in all, the best thing about this issue is that it ends this story finally.


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