Cyclops #12

Cyclops #12

Event\Storyline: Black Vortex Writer: John Layman Artist: Javi Garron Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 1, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 8
6.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

• If power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, whaddaya think near-infinite cosmic power granted by the Black Vortex does?
•  Jean Grey is about to find out, which spells very bad news for both Jean Grey-- and the universe!
•  But there's one man who might be able to stop her, who might be able to save her... except in this case it's not exactly a man, it's a 16-year-old space-pirate-in-training and (maybe) the love of Jean Grey's life... Scott Summers.
•  Can Cyclops save the day? Maybe. But we can't guarantee he'll survive the experience.
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 1, 2015

    This chapter of Black Vortex, in the long haul, is a mere stepping stone, but the events within it really give some great development to Cyclops as a character as he literally grows into adulthood in this issue. It isn't a must read in the grand scheme of things for Black Vortex. However, it is a must read if you love Cyclops and his series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 2, 2015

    As a series finale, John Layman turned in a pretty fun book. His work on this series has really shaped Teen Scott and will help him continue to grow moving forward. The pencils and colors were fine as well and they brought Laymans script to life. Cyclops was a fun ride while it lasted and the entire team deserves a pat on the back for making it an enjoyable book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Apr 2, 2015

    Readers looking to find the next big step in the plot of "The Black Vortex" might not see this issue as anything more than moving pieces back on the board: the Vortex is juggled to Captain Marvel so she may have a crack at using it as a plot device in her own crossover issue and the three subjects of the issue are finally back in the fray with the rest of the Guardians and X-Men. Readers who have followed Cyke down this path will see a big step forward for the titular character, understanding the role his father has played in his life and allowing that to give him confidence to take control of it himself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Apr 4, 2015

    Ultimately, this final issue of Cyclops tried to be too many things, and in doing so didn't accomplish much at all. It didn't really add anything to the Black Vortex saga other than to pinch-hit it to Captain Marvel and the heart of what made this series so great was sacrificed in the meantime. Layman did his best to focus on the father/son narrative that has driven the series from the beginning, but he just couldn't shake the wide shadow of the event. I don't think it was his fault and ending the series in the middle of a crossover event was a disservice to the creative team, character, and series. Subtract all the Black Vortex stuff and maybe there would have been enough time to send the series off with a proper finale rather than the lackluster one it got. Read Full Review

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