Cyborg #23

Writer: Mary Wolfman Artist: Dale Eaglesham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 6, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
6.8Critic Rating
4.5User Rating

With a covert spy leading Cyborg and his Giant Robots away from their secure base, the formerly secret location of Chikushu Island is revealed and the Dojo is attacked and destroyed. The only hope Cyborg has to regenerate his downed Giant Robots will also rob him of his own powers... which is exactly what Mekkan-X intends.

  • 8.7
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Jun 12, 2018

    This is the issue that we learn who wants Cyborg and why. It's a very satisfactory tale about family strife between different families and the lengths people will go to in order to survive. We learn who want's Cyborg's technology and it's for a good reason, but the means do not justify the ends. I really enjoyed how this comic book played out and you have to have a certain sympathy for the antagonist in this tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Jun 6, 2018

    The issue is a good read, even if it is a bit slow at times. What Wolfman ultimately accomplishes is the perfect of catch-22, where none of Cyborg's options led to a quick resolution. He also creates smaller plot points that will become more significant in future issues, rounding out the immediate action with the foreshadowing of future, more complex, conflicts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jun 7, 2018

    Overall I thought that Cyborg #23 was a good read. Cyborg finally has the villain revealed to him at the end as Nijiro. Having certain parts replaced over the years starting with his arm as a child, Nijiro finds himself 52 years later dying and needs a permanent power source for his mainly machine body. Finding out that Cyborg is powered by nearly unlimited Mother Box technology Nijiro attacks our hero without mercy towards the end of the issue! Wolfman leaves us on a great cliffhanger in which I'm looking forward to finishing in the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 6, 2018

    Cyborg #23 had a rocky start, but it was only when something genuinely began to unfold that this story has been able to pick up. There has been too much runaround, and too little action. No one has to come to blows, but something always needs to happen in some way. That is what this arc has been lacking, and now has made up for as Cyborg finds himself faced with an enemy driven to survive at all costs. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GearWERKZ - Agasicles Stamas Jun 8, 2018

    More than anything, Cyborg #23 is about Vic Stone the man, rather than being about Cyborg the techno-hero, which is a very difficult thing to pull off amidst things like Pacific Rim-sized robots. It's a solid example of what Wolfman did for two decades at DC, complimented by some solid craft from his supporting cast. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 7, 2018

    There's relatively little that's bad in this issue, but this is overall a pretty basic plot that feels like it shouldn't have taken three issues to get here. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Sequential Planet - Quinn Morris Jun 6, 2018

    A mediocre issue that is average in just about every way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jun 6, 2018

    In general, this issue seemed to read like a middle segment of a greater story arc. There's no sin in that, as we're (hopefully) on our way to an exciting showdown within the next issue or two. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Mueller Jun 6, 2018

    This whole arc has seemed like people playing hot potato with the Justice Leaguer, and the ending doesn't change that, though it does offer up some interesting consequences for the hero. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 6, 2018

    I can't decide what's worse, that the story is a convoluted mess or that it is boring as hell.  It's a tie, but the big loser is anyone who buys this crap.  It looks good, but there is no reason whatsoever that this book should exist. Read Full Review

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