Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Cyborg # 13

Writer: John Semper Jr.
Pencils: Allan Jefferson
Inks: Tony Kordos
Colors: Guy Major



Still trying to get grounded after his six-month hiatus, Cyborg doesn’t get a minute to breath. A new enemy has arose, and Cyborg is going to need help from a new hero that has emerged in Detroit.

***NON-SPOILERS and SUMMARY AT THE BOTTOM***



Black Narcissus


The girls are out tonight, oh and so is Black Narcissus. We learn how she is able to obtain some advanced technology for her superhero outfit. Ever since, she’s been protecting the streets of her beloved city, Detroit. But her real objective is to take down FYREWYRE. A nasty villainous ninja who has a sword that is able to distort time and space. But with BN and Cy guy teaming up, their able to bring Fyrewyre back to reality.



Sarah’s Smile


Meawhile, Sarah tries to enlist the help of Cybrog to help stop Anomaly. Yes ,of course she figured out that wasn’t the read Dr. Stone! But in turn she accidentally landed Cyborg into a trap. Now, with the help of a voice only he can hear, Anomaly unleashes a threat that can end humanity as we know it…the Singularity.



Every City Needs a Hero


There was a lot going on, some of it worked, some of it didn’t. I did actually enjoy getting some deeper interactions with Cyborg. I really liked Black Narcissus and Exxy in this issue. They bring Cyborg down to earth a bit, and make him more likable. This Anomaly story line has been going on for quite a while now, and I’m ready for some resolution. Then I’d like to see Semper take Cyborg in a less dramatic direction. We don’t need an epic battle to like a Superhero. We need to connect, relate, and root for the hero, and I think bringing cyborg down to the streets will help him achieve that.



Sum it Up!



I see some moments in this issue that could help make Cyborg more likable and approachable. Despite that, it was still just an okay book. It’s never good when the side characters have a stronger presence than the main guy. Other than the fact that we may get a sum it up with a long awaited plot line, there wasn’t much that stood out to me in this issue.


6/10

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