Cyborg #1

Cyborg #1

Writer: David F. Walker Artist: Adriano Lucas, Joe Prado, Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 22, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 34 User Reviews: 16
7.6Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The machine that gives Cyborg his powers is evolving! The only problem is that machine is his body and he has no idea what's causing these changes!

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Jul 22, 2015

    But quite honestly, thats a minor quibble in an otherwise stellar introduction to the next big event in Cyborgs career. Weve followed him for 35 years and that it took this long to see an ongoing for the man, Ill never understand. But what I do know is that with Walker, Reis, and Prado at the helm, theres no question its going to be epic. Theyve already done Vic Stone justice. Im on the edge of my seat to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 22, 2015

    This first issue gives me so much hope. Walker looks like he's going to actually say something with this series, and at the same time provide a lot of entertainment in doing so. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 23, 2015

    Walker, Reis, Prado, Lucas and Leigh gel nicely from the first panel of "Cyborg" #1. They don't use the crutches of the Titans or the Justice League, instead looking at Cyborg from the circuit boards up. While most of the tech-babble is kept high-level and nebulous, Walker and Reis set things up for an eventual "Secret Files"-type peek into the records Thomas Morrow and Silas Stone are compiling. In the meantime, the threat of the Technosapiens is introduced and readers are given plenty to look forward to. It's been a long time coming, but "Cyborg" #1 is a brilliant debut for an ongoing series that fulfills fan expectations. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Yet Another Media Site - Kevin Finnigan Jul 23, 2015

    You have little reason to not pick up CYBORG #1. Even if you weren't the biggest fan of Victor Stone, this issue will change it. It's one of DC's best new books in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Ten Van Winkle Jul 23, 2015

    To that end, go buy Cyborg #1. While the dialogue surrounding it is pretty heavy, it's a beautiful blast, and promises a bright story down the road. As far as supporting diverse characters and creators goes, you're getting the best, most classic material you could expect from this first issue. More than that, you're encouraging this problematic character's ability to self-heal and become something better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jul 23, 2015

    Cyborg #1 is off to a promising start anchored by Walker delving into the emotional heart of Vic while also setting up the impending threat of the Technosapiens. Cyborg has always been a compelling figureand Walker understands that. The new series is singularly about Cyborg, not in relation to the League or the Titans, but about who he is post-New 52. It's criminal we haven't had an ongoing for Cyborg until now but to DC's credit, this series is the one fans have been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Jul 25, 2015

    Cyborg may not have the same hyper-expressive verve that Midnighter has or the quirky, indie appeal of say Black Canary, but it does have solid superheroics, great character work and a political element thats been sorely missed at DC for a while now. Walker and Reis may have created the best underdog book of the DC You relaunch here. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 22, 2015

    Cyborg was long overdue for a solo series, but at least DC assembled the right creative team for this book. With some of DC's top artists bringing Cyborg to life and a promising writer delving into both Cyborg's superhero exploits and his search for his own lingering humanity, this first issue is a satisfying read that showcases plenty of potential ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jul 22, 2015

    To praise Ivan Reis and Joe Prado for a beautiful issue might belabor the obvious, but it's worth repeating: these men are some of the strongest creators this industry has, and they do Victor an honor with his sleek new look, one that displays far more skin than anything Jim Lee's tin-can design ever did. But this is but an introductory issue, one that cleanly sets all its pieces in opposition to each other rather than diving too deeply into the strengths and pathos I hope Walker has in store for the beleaguered Titan. It's common knowledge that Victor Stone is a hero. But it's well past time we came to know him has a human being. As far as the stellar debut of Cyborg goes, I would say, "it's about damned time", but we all know that statement is already three decades too old. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Jul 23, 2015

    Considering how every other founding member of the current iteration of the Justice League has had a solo book since the DC relaunch and are now all in the low #40 issues, this series has been a long time coming. It's nice to see then that the first issue ofCyborgindicates that this is the book the character deserves, with astrong emotional resonance and great character work and art. Pick this up at your LCS or digitally now. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Jul 25, 2015

    Cyborg #1 is a great introduction to Cyborg and tells a fresh story that is really focused on his character and his relationship with his father. Walker is also able to expertly add in an overarching nemesis unbeknownst to Cyborg that dials up the tension and sets the stage for a larger more sinister plot. However, it is unclear why these antagonists are marching to war. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 22, 2015

    The artwork is astounding. When a risk is taken with a title like this you fear for how it will look visually, and they got a good art team behind Cyborg. Just another sign of the positive change DC is looking to make with their DCYou initiative. This is the best that Cyborg has been drawn and more so when this new form captures his more human features. It is the best form he could have taken at this time just because he is questioning how he is looked at being majority machine. Aside from this they did a lot right starting with the design of these aliens. We don't know who they are, but they do look terrifying in form. Then there is the more technical effects from Cyborgs abilities that the colors bring out, features as well on his body. And just the way flashbacks and holograms overlap is impressive too. The layout as well of the panels is easy to follow which you could sometimes fear when displayed the way they are. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Jul 22, 2015

    David F. Walker clearly has an understanding and appreciation of Cyborg that makes it easy to believe that he has what it takes to tell a great story, and Cyborg could very well become one of DC's best, if not one of the best books on the stands, overall. This series has a lot of promise. If you're a fan of Cyborg, be sure to check this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Robert Reed Jul 23, 2015

    With Cyborg #1, Victor Stone finally gets his place in the sun. David F. Walker and Ivan Reis have crafted a solid debut for the Teen Titan and Justice League member. Not everything is perfect, some of Walker's captions are overwritten, but he demonstrates a great grasp of Cyborg's voice. The artwork by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Adriano Lucas is fantastic and brings Victor to life in a nuanced manner.Cyborg#1 is a good debut, only time will tell if the series lives up to the promise here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Jul 23, 2015

    Although some of the establishing notes - a new cybernetic villain and socially-inept scientists - feel a little bland, the potential is here for Cyborg to be a blockbuster series that holds its own with the rest of the Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 24, 2015

    As enjoyable as it is, this does feel like back up material, with a lot of the care and nuance going into Cyborg's story and characterization. The tag line on the cover – “Man Inside the Machine” – pretty much says it all about what this book is. Even though we're likely to get a physical antagonist in the next issue, there is definitely a psychological antagonist that has already been established. This inner turmoil for Cyborg is something we've seen before, but it's been brief. Here, his struggle to find relevance and companionship comes to the forefront. His desire to be noticed by people he cares about is a massive part of this book, and allows for Walker to add some interesting irony to the mix. While the character dynamics are merely set up in this issue, they all seem interesting enough to be carried through for a good, long run on the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Jul 27, 2015

    Cyborg #1 has the potential to be much more than a superhero comic. Cyborg can touch upon social issues by being a black superhero and connecting with people with disabilities, like the crowd protesting outside of S.T.A.R. Labs. However, with this being a superhero comic, there has to be the right mixture of action mixed in. While this was absent in issue one, the hope is David Walker crafts a compelling rogues gallery for Cyborg, while also not neglecting the man Victor Stone. - See more at: Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jul 27, 2015

    Despite some confusion regarding Cyborg's most recent past, Walker does a nice job throughout this first issue of balancing the "man in the machine" theme as Vic Stone deals with his evolving powers, as well as his strained relationship with his father. Cyborg number one seems like a long time coming for a character that DC wants to be front and center within the DCU. So far it seems as though they're on the right path by putting one of, if not their best artists on the book. Let's hope that Cyborg gets a long and successful run as he has so much potential and promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Esko Jul 28, 2015

    Point blank, Cyborgs solo career is off to a great start. While this Deacon was a little annoyed with the overly emotional aspect of this issue, its not nearly enough to discredit the naturally written dialog, solid story, and amazing art. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 23, 2015

    A nice new start for one of my favorite heroes, with lovely art by the JLA team of Reis and Prado. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jul 22, 2015

    Cyborg #1 is an average first issue, with some lackluster execution but amazing artwork. It's not the best first issue for a new series or run that DC started in these past two months, but it's not bad either. If you are a fan of the character, I recommend giving this first issue a shot. Otherwise, maybe hold off on it until there are few more issues to really see where this comic is heading. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Jul 24, 2015

    "Cyborg" #1 has the quality of a television pilot. Walker's script contains a lot of introductions and exposition (although thankfully done with finesse most of the time) but none of the excitement and wonder that comes with a character with so much potential. He does have an exceptional artistic team of Reis, Prado, and Lucas that transforms the pages into magnificent works of art. The emotion, humanity, and setup are all evident. All that's needed is a stronger story and an engrossing plot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 22, 2015

    It's finally here people and while Cyborg's daddy issues are as prevalent as ever, I still found myself enjoying this issue even though the majority of it was about said daddy issues and catching readers up on what went down in May's Sneak Peek.  Because it's a first issue, it has to be all setup and while that can be a tad boring at times, I wish we would have gotten a bit more setup out of the issue because I found myself jumping to conclusions about who people were.  The art is amazing though and I can't wait to read what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jul 25, 2015

    Cyborg is a good read. The comic gives some background on the lead character, establishes his personality and presents his relationship with his father. The book doesn't have much action and is a slow read. The comic does introduce a villain that seems to be a slower building, but very intriguing one. Backed up with excellent artwork, you have a good, but no perfect, initial issue. I recommend checking this comic out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Jul 28, 2015

    The themes of humanity and technology, perfection and frailty, love and knowledge are all laid out clearly and without any great fumbles. But there is no great panache here, either. We have seen all of this before, and we suspect we know how all of this will play out. We may, indeed, be wrong. The ability to be surprised is a very human trait. But so far, this is a story that might as well have been put together by a very talented machine. Read Full Review

  • 6.5 - John McCubbin Jul 22, 2015

    Cyborg #1 may not have lived up to the high expectations I held for the series, but that didn't stop it from being an entertaining read. Giving us an insightful look into Vic's life, whilst teasing an intriguing sub-plot, this opening issue is sure to leave readers returning for more. I just hope that things get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Sarah Harris Jul 29, 2015

    If you love Cyborg and not the Teen Titans Cyborg then go pick this up. I am willing to give this a few more issues to see how this story develops before I pass up on this series, but hey you may really like it, I mean I love science but i would like an even distribution and a more fluid storyline for its first issue, but lets wait and see what issue #2 will bring to the table. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jul 22, 2015

    Cyborg #1 is the first time that Vic Stone's really been able to pause for breath since he joined the Justice League. Walker offers some meaty insight into Vic's fragile state but his paper-thin villains need some serious fleshing-out in order to become worthy adversaries to Cyborg's conflicted mix of man and machine. There's real potential in the solo adventures of Vic Stone, but Cyborg #1 hasn't fully realised it just yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 23, 2015

    Future issues may correct the creeping pace - but there's no changing the fact that the series is off to a painfully slow start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 25, 2015

    This was a fine comic, but it's a little stuck in recent continuity, much to its detriment. I don't know anything about Cyborg's recent history, nor do I really care. But this first issue's Cyborg scenes deal almost exclusively with how recent events from other comics are effecting him. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 27, 2015

    While it's not without its glitches, Cyborg #1 is a step in the right direction - I'd rather Walker focus on establishing Vic as a character, with friends and family and a perspective, rather than just drop him into combat with the next villain of the week. It's unclear whether or not Cyborg will necessarily tap into all that deep potential, but for now, this first issue could mark the beginning of something special. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    GWW - Brad Bell Jul 22, 2015

    Brad Walker's one major success in this #1 comes when he begins to explore the lack of quality control of replacement limbs that S.T.A.R Labs has been providing to the general population. Raising the question of why can't Cyborg's tech be used as a catalyst to improving technology for the good of all humankind? If Walker explores this thread in subsequent issues then perhaps it is a bit early to press pause on this series, but judging on how Walker wrote Cyborg's creator and father: Silas Stone in this issue it seems to be treading the familiar territory of a failed father-son relationship. When perhaps the more interesting and original approach would be to focus on the negative impact that failing relationship is also having on others. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jul 22, 2015

    Cyborg #1 was a disappointing read. There are literally hundreds of super hero titles on the market each and every month. That means it is difficult for a new super hero title to stand out from the crowd and give the reader a reason to purchase it. Therefore, it is imperative that thewriter give the reader a reason to come back for more and to become interested and invested in the new super hero title. The fact is that Cyborg #1 does nothing at all to help itself to standout from the rest of the super hero titles that flood the market each month. There are so many super hero titles that offer a far superior read than Cyborg #1. I cannot recommend that anyone spend their hard-earned money on Cyborg #1. There are just too many other excellent super hero titles on the market that are more deserving of your money. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Jul 22, 2015

    As for the issues other problems there seems to be an indication near the end that this just a case of first issue syndrome, a starting point thats less engaging than the things to come. That seems fairly likely based on how much of the issue is devoted to recapping Cyborg history and personal relations, but this isnt a review of the series to come its a review of the issue at hand and this is a pretty lame issue. Heres hoping for better in issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    swh_comicguy Jul 22, 2015

    As a longtime New Teen Titans fan, I'm glad to see David using Dr. Sarah Charles as a strong, healthy link to Victor's humanity. The new look Cyborg 3.0 design is nearly spot on, bringing a lot more of Vic back, though I'm not sold on the feet. I look forward to seeing the Ivan's other worldly creatures making their way to Earth and inevitable confrontation with our hero. Great setup issue for the ongoing series!

  • 8.5
    Joe Jul 25, 2015

    Good first issue, Cyborg seems cool. Look forward to reading more.

  • 8.5
    Educated Reader Jul 29, 2015

    Knowing David Walker, I really thought this was going to be a blacksploitation comic, but I was pleasantly surprised! There were no “black lives matter” references or social justice pleas; just a well-written, well-drawn comic book. I hope this trend continues.

  • 7.5
    Yahya Jul 22, 2015

    Loved most of it but I have to say that it felt weird when Vic ditched Sarah, the only person to understand him, for a high school buddy... She better smack his metal head next month.

  • 7.5
    Supes' soups Jul 22, 2015

    Pretty art but not a lot goes on. Another evil alien machine robot villain? Definitely don't have enough of those. I'd hate to judge a series on its debut issue but if this is what we're gonna get the rest of the way, it's gonna be pretty forgettable. Vic Stone could arguably be the most interesting member of the current incarnation of the Justice League but that all depends on the writing.

  • 7.0
    nlindsay Jul 24, 2015

    I wanted to love this, but it simply did not deliver as it should have. Reis is the man, but I'm not sure he does technology all that well, which is what Cyborg and his new crew of villains is all about. Remember Aquaman #1? It had a nice fresh take on the classic character, built some heartfelt moments, had a few laughs, and had stunning Reis artwork? Yeah, Cyborg #1 doesn't approach that level of "popcorn comic" excellence. But it should have.

  • 5.0
    Gizmo Jul 26, 2015

    Not digging this. Ivan Reis is a great pencil, but something isn't quite right, particularly in the alien sequences, I think it's a bit to do with the colours and a bit to do with the inks. The plot is what really falls short; the sneak peek looked cool, but this only consists of Cyborg complaining about daddy issues sand some B.S. happening on an alien planet with no context.

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