Cyborg #8

Cyborg #8

Writer: David F. Walker Artist: Oclair Albert, Felipe Watanabe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 24, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
8.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Following the Technosapien invasion, the government implements greater regulation on cybernetics. Their first step is determining ownership of the cybernetics implanted in Vic Stone, setting up a major conflict when it is decided that Vic is actually property of the government. And when he refuses to comply, a warrant is issued for his arrestand Vic Stone becomes a hunted man!

  • 8.5
    PopOptiq - Terrence Sage Feb 25, 2016

    All things aside, Cyborg #8 is a step in the right direction for Victor Stone. David Walker gives him clear voice and empowers to Cyborg strike out on his own in a specific corner of the DCU. The solid art team gives him style and flair as theyall work to create a great second installment to the latest arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Feb 25, 2016

    Overall, this was a far better effort than last month's offering. Better pacing, consistent tone, excellent balance of banter and exposition and consistent visuals. It looks like Cyborg is back to being the book we deserve. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 8, 2016

    Cyborg breaks out of it's emotional slump in this one just to have a good time and it was really about time because I've been waiting to have fun with this series and now I finally have it.  With a story that progresses our overall arc, while stopping to poke fun of a D-list supervillain, you're sure to have fun with this issue and it's awesome art. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 24, 2016

    With the conclusion of Cyborg #8 is now public enemy #1. That much you saw coming, though what led to this moment was an excellent read. There is a lot at stake here and it starts with taking a stand when the government extends their reach a bit too far for the sake of control. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 25, 2016

    The series also continues to thrive on the strength of David Walker's characterization. He's especially adept at capturing the playful banter between Cyborg and Shazam, to the point where this issue left me craving a team-up book featuring the duo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 Feb 25, 2016

    I haven’t been as excited by this standalone Justice Leaguer’s book as I had hoped, but this issue really got me back interested, seeing Cyborg and Shazam working side-by-side. I think this book has a great handle on art, I just wish there was more to this book story-wise. I think that Victor has a lot of great, meaty emotional storylines to delve into, and it seems like this issue is starting to push the character back in the right direction. I hadn’t seen much of the humor in this book being appreciated by the characters in it’s pages, so the jokey nature of some of the scenes was something that felt like a moment we had been waiting for, for EIGHT ISSUES now. This issue opens with a page that thoroughly engrossed me, both because it showed Cyborg being silly and joking at a time where it FELT right, PLUS we get some sort of analogue to the Marvel “Brute Force” in this APTLY named Beast Force. Shazam and Cyborg are quipping up a storm, and this doesn’t sit well with the Zookeeper- not any sort of City Zoo Employee, that’s the baddies NAME… yikes! Again, the artwork is on point, and I really like the look of Cyborg and Shazam as they lay a savage (heh) beatdown on Bru… I mean Beast Force. The humor in this book, as I said, is laid out right on front street. And it is helped by the fact that Cyborg is cracking jokes to what is in essence a tween/teenager (is Billy Batson even in 8th Grade???) whose level of humor is AT BEST categorized as “sophomoric”. When Cyborg said “Ive heard this city was a zoo, but this is ridiculous!” and Shazam responds “This city’s a zoo? That’s HILARIOUS!” you know that the jokes aren’t necessarily the best, but that the lighthearted camaraderie between these two dudes is pretty obvious. The book takes a bit of a Tarantino-esque approach to timelines, because afer that we jump back SIXTY days into the past, for some good old fashioned father-son time, and Cyborg’s dad is making a pretty substantial

  • 8.0
    BrainSiri Mar 27, 2016

    Another Good installment to this public enemy type of story arc can't wait to see what's next.... The cyborg and Shazam relationship is genuine as ever that delivers nothing but fun and laughs. The art continues to be exceptional. Definitely a series you should be reading.

  • 2.0
    JBL Reviews Feb 24, 2016

    Not good at all

  • 8.5
    Joe Feb 27, 2016

  • 8.5
    Redeadhood Mar 20, 2016

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