Artists: Will Conrad, Ivan Nunes
Introducing Cyborg Lady
Cyborg watches in empathy as the woman before him goes through the process of becoming a cyborg. The girl’s first move awake is to jump through the viewing window and try to choke out one of the scientist. Cyborg easily grabs her and throws her back away and stuns her with a blast. He sees the monster that she’s becoming and he wonders if that ugliness is also inside of him. After calming down a bit Scarlett (cyborg lady) wakes up in a room to find Cyborg watching her. Now that she’s more, well, human, the scientist begin to tell her what has happened. Scarlett was caught in an explosion in Iraq and in order to save her life she was turned into a cyborg. Obviously Scarlett doesn’t take this news well, I mean who would. Weird thing is Scarlett has no memory of being in the Middle East. This memory loss is resolved to be from trauma, unlike Cyborg’s memory loss which was his own father’s doing. Scarlett’s memory loss is pretty serious because she holds information that is of vital importance to the nation’s security. Back in the TV filled dungeon the real Silas Stone is being teased by fake Silas about how smoothly his plan of evilness is coming along. Silas asks his first creation turned twisted demented robot why he’s being tortured like this. The robot’s response? “I’m just here to keep you prisoner until he decides to end your life.” That’s comforting.
I really, really enjoyed this issue from front to back. First of all, I honestly didn’t see Scarlett being a bad guy. So I was pleasantly surprised that I could be caught off guard. Especially since superhero plot lines can be pretty predictable. If you remember, Sarah Charles is Cyborg’s girlfriend, but he can’t remember that right now. So I enjoyed when she stepped to Scarlett in a friendly yet suspicious, better watch out kind of way. This issue has a concrete inciting incidence that will lead to some exciting events to unfold. There has been some questionable art in Cyborg, but I really feel that this issue is slowly starting to redeem that. With stronger, thicker lines, and deeper colors it played well to the intensity of the storyline. A character that I never really paid attention to is now someone I look forward to each month so good job Semper.
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Ariel DuPey | Nerd Church Radio