Cyborg: Rebirth #1

Cyborg: Rebirth #1

Event\Storyline: Rebirth Writer: John Semper Jr. Artist: Paul Pelletier, Sandra Hope, Tony Kordos Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 7, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 28 User Reviews: 16
7.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Victor Stone was once a star athlete and brilliant student with a bright future. But after a tragic accident destroyed over half of his body, Victor was kept alive by merging flesh with advanced technology. Today he is the Justice League co-founder called Cyborg. But is the young hero a man...or a machine that merely believes it's a man?Victor Stone was once a star athlete and brilliant student with a bright future. But after a tragic accident destroyed over half of his body, Victor was kept alive by merging flesh with advanced technology. Today he is the Justice League co-founder called Cyborg. But is the young hero a man...or a machine that merely believes it's a man?

  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Sep 7, 2016

    While Cyborg: Rebirth is not going to turn the world of comics (or, for that matter the DC Universe) upside-down, it does exactly what it's supposed to do: refreshes the reader on the titular character while establishing the cast and setting. And it does that in particularly magnificent fashion. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Michael Nunneley Sep 13, 2016

    All-in-all it was a good comic and a fun read. DC Comics have been doing great with Rebirth and this title is no exception. Cyborg: Rebirth #1 is definitely worth a read and a pick up if you're a DC Comics fan. Thanks for reading my review of Cyborg: Rebirth #1. We at the BGCP appreciate your viewership. Check back with us weekly for new reviews. Or like and follow us on Facebook (Big Glasgow Comic Page) and Twitter (@BigGlasgowComic) for regular updates on news, reviews, events and commentary on all things comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Sep 7, 2016

    Whilst Cyborg has sometimes been seen as one of the weaker elements of the Justice League, Cyborg: Rebirth #1cements his role as a badass in his own right. Whilst the villain of the issue wasn't actually that compelling to read apart from his narration – the overall bad guy seemed to tee up something very very big for the future of the series. We won't spoil what that is exactly, but it's going to change the dynamic for Cyborg's relationship with a very integral person in his life.Cyborg: Rebirth #1 is the perfect starting point for the character's solo series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 7, 2016

    This is a good Rebirth issue establishing who Cyborg is for new readers and supplying a satisfying amount of action and introspection to make it worth a look for fans. Cyborg's biggest weakness is his identity crisis, which is reupped in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Olivia Innamorato Sep 7, 2016

    Overall, CYBORG REBIRTH #1 is a powerful introduction with a good balance between action and character development. The final page also suggests a future team-up with Supergirl, which is exciting! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    GWW - Dave Pecci Sep 7, 2016

    If you want to know more about Cyborg and his new nemesis and see the metallic man hold onto what little humanity he has left make sure to pick up this issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Sep 9, 2016

    Semper's work on animation (he wrote episodes for Static Shock, Duck Tales, and 1994's Spider-Man) gives his story great visual heft, delivered with maximum impact by Paul Pelletier's fluid, well-rounded pencils. This is classic, pulpy comics at its most superheroic; I hope Pelletier finds the time to hop on art chores for Cyborg more often " he works with Semper so well. While I continue to bemoan the absence of David Walker on Cyborg, I have a feeling I'll be enjoying Vic Stone's newest adventures just fine. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Sep 12, 2016

    Cyborg works great as a member of the Justice League, but it can be difficult to write for the character in a solo book. Although Cyborg: Rebirth #1 is a bit choppy at times, the first issue seems like a solid beginning for the titular character. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 7, 2016

    Cyborg: Rebirth #1 was a solid start. The actual first issue will be the dealbreaker, but this at the very least gives you something to look forward to with the foundation set from reintroducing us to Victor's world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Sep 7, 2016

    The #1 issue for Cyborg is a great read if you love origin stories. Semper and Pelletier do a great job of showing not only Victor but also his father, Dr. Stone, in a completely different light than we might have already known. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Kaleb Hebert Sep 7, 2016

    You would be doing yourself an injustice by not picking up this Rebirth issue of Cyborg. Hell, I had the free preview copy, and I still went out purchased this comic for my collection. Hopefully, this series does not lose traction as it progresses into future issues and future story arcs. With a top-tier creative team and an outstanding first story line, one can expect Cyborg to become even more popular even amongst those that aren't familiar or previous fans of his pre-rebirth arcs. Do yourself a favor and check this issue out. Keep up the good work Semper Jr. and Pelletier. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Avi Weinryb Sep 8, 2016

    If youre looking for a fun read that promises more to come, pick up this book. Its the start of something new, bringing an often second-fiddle character back into the spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Sep 8, 2016

    For those of you who arent familiar with Cyborgs origin story – and even for those who are – this is a pretty fantastic rebirth for the character. A fine balance of action and exposition makes for a pacey, satisfying read, and come the end, its clear that after this reintroduction, things are going to get really rather interesting. DCs Rebirth as a whole continues to go from strength to strength, and if you haven't read a Cyborg book before, nows the time to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Sep 14, 2016

    If you aren't a fan of Cyborg already then this probably won't change your mind. Whether it's going to be a series worth following, only time will tell. Yet it's still one of the better books in the Rebirth list, even if it doesn't stand out. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 7, 2016

    Cyborg: Rebirth #1 certainly presents us with an interesting story going forward and also takes great care in allowing new readers to jump on without feeling intimidated by a complex character like Victor Stone.  Yeah, I had some issues with the art during some action scenes, but by the end I really enjoyed what this creative team offered up to us and it got me excited for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Sep 9, 2016

    Victor Stone's chrome plated conflict gets a shiny new upgrade, and I'm really excited to see what else it has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 7, 2016

    The issue ends with clearly the villain that Vic will be up against. I have no idea who that is personally, but the design is cool. The issue as a whole is an interesting one, moving away from a focus on a superhero with a disability to a superhero who may not be human. It's a switch, but the tone of the comic feels similar to the previous volume. Overall, interesting stuff. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Sep 9, 2016

    VerdictAs far as #1 Rebirth issues go, even though this one didn't blow me away,it was still an entertaining read. It does however makes me feel like DC is no longer giving Cyborg the push they gave him last year, which further makes me believe his solo movie is cancelled. I'll stick with it a little further, mainly because not only because it's a POC character with a POC writer, but he's also a digital hero in a new digital age. Cyborg has potential for great stories, so we'll just have to see it this creative team can “crack the code” on Cyborg. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 11, 2016

    There are a lot of cool things to be done with the Cyborg character, and I like the idea of giving him a signature villain of his own (even with the limitations of such a gimmick), so I'm totally sold on seeing Victor Stone searching for the truth of his own humanity. Even with Pelletier's art not quite making the great, Cyborg: Rebirth #1 is a good read, an issue that reminds readers of how cool Cyborg is while setting him off onto his new adventures in style. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Leroy Dee Sep 9, 2016

    VerdictAs far as #1 Rebirth issues go, even though this one didn't blow me away,it was still an entertaining read. It does however makes me feel like DC is no longer giving Cyborg the push they gave him last year, which further makes me believe his solo movie is cancelled. I'll stick with it a little further, mainly because not only because it's a POC character with a POC writer, but he's also a digital hero in a new digital age. Cyborg has potential for great stories, so we'll just have to see it this creative team can “crack the code” on Cyborg. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 7, 2016

    Cyborg Rebirth doesn't provide the same wow factor as some other Rebirth debuts. Instead it offers some promise of better storylines to come. Hopefully Semper and Pelletier can reach that potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Sep 7, 2016

    In the final analysis, I have faith in what Semper and Pelletier will do with the Cyborg series, but I felt that Cyborg: Rebirth #1 tried to do a little too much and strayed away from its more interesting aspects into a cul de sac of backstory and slugfests. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Sep 7, 2016

    You've already heard this story even if you own a sliver of Cyborg knowledge.  Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Sep 7, 2016

    Overall, despite being pretty underwhelmed by this debut issue, I'm not willing to totally write off this series yet. A good few Rebirth books have had pretty bad one shots then gone on to have fantastic first issues (just check outSupermanfor example, my current favourite) so I'm willing to give this one another go now that the backstory is out of the way. Right now though,Cyborgis hard to recommend, and I'd advise caution before picking it up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Sep 7, 2016

    Cyborg: Rebirth tries to do a lot (it has to) but it doesn't accomplish much. There are some interesting fluorishes to both the writing and the art but I just feel like the approach is all wrong. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 7, 2016

    Cyborg Rebirth #1 serves as a disappointing start for the new series. This bland issue focuses more on recapping the character's history than doing anything new with Vic Stone. And even the new elements feel a bit out of sync. Hopefully this is one of those cases where the Rebirth special is a poor indicator of the ongoing series' quality. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 7, 2016

    There is little to recommend continued reading of Cyborgbased purely on this first issue. The issue does a good job of explaining Victor Stone's background and powers but there's no sense of the personality of the man behind the machinery. Likewise the artwork is technically proficient but largely lifeless. Ironically, it is the mechanical nature of the art and story that makes Cyborg Rebirth #1 a dull, if well-crafted, reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Sep 14, 2016

    The one saving grace for this issue is the question it raised regarding the character of Cyborg. Is Victor Stone still alive as Cyborg, or is Cyborg a new entity that only believes he was once Victor Stone. That is the only aspect of this issue that has me at all intrigued to read more. Read Full Review

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