Cyborg #1

Writer: Morgan Hampton Artist: Tom Raney, Adriana Melo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 17, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 19
8.1Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

When a family emergency brings Cyborg back home to Detroit, Victor Stone surprisingly finds himself enjoying his return to the simpler life-where everybody sees him for who he really is and always was, rather than as a larger-than-life superhero. It's been a while since Vic's been able to lower his guard and seek a purpose outside of being Cyborg 24/7. But a lot has changed in Detroit while Victor's been away. An aggressive new company is turning the Motor City into an overclocked engine for revolutionary artificial intelligence...and no one knows better than Cyborg that technological transformation always comes at a steep human price! Milest more

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Collier Jennings May 16, 2023

    Cyborg #1 finally gives the Teen Titans' tech powerhouse some much-needed dimension, as he deals with a life-changing event. In my opinion, you should definitely read this comic and Titans #1 back to back they're a great example of how to push characters in new directions and a great mission statement for the Dawn of DC. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 26, 2023

    DC Comics' latest dawn continues as ‘Cyborg' sees one of the most stalwart Titans take the spotlight once more in a deeply emotional and heavily-character-focused way. A series that balances that perfectly with some old-school superhero vibes mixed with heavily technological elements for a stellar debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 16, 2023

    Cyborg titles dont usually have a lengthy shelf life, but Hampton, Raney and the rest of the creative team appear to have enough fresh ideas to make this run worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles May 16, 2023

    Final ThoughtsCyborg #1 gives us some great moments of Cyborg in action, as well as some great dramatic moments too. The book lets Cyborg shine, and even though I feel the art hinders the story rather than reinforces it, the book proves why Victor Stone is one of the more interesting and unique characters in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott May 16, 2023

    Themes involving father-son conflict and gentrification make their mark early on, and I look forward to how Cyborg deals with both his neighborhood and familial battles. Overall, I though this chapter was a solid start and I'm very interested to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 16, 2023

    Aside from the beginning and end, there is relatively little action in this issue. I don't know if that's a great decision sales-wise, but it definitely works out creatively. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Chad Burdette May 16, 2023

    Overall, the first issue of the series has promise even though there are few action sequences and a lot of exposition and setup for the first story arc. Having a Cyborg solo title in the past has been a tough sell as the character tends to work best as a team member, be it the Justice League or The Titans. If the new series is going to be successful this time around then the creative team will need to tighten things up and provide readers with more buy-in than just Victor's relationship with his father, which seems to be the default direction this current series is taking even with the slight twist that is part of the issue's cliffhanger.. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Tim Adams May 17, 2023

    As for the actual story, it does a good job of summarizing everything fans love about Cyborg. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker May 16, 2023

    Cyborg #1 is powered by an incredible story. The plot is driven by one massive inciting incident, something that shatters the story of Cyborg and will change this series massively. Hamptons put Victor Stone in a position where hes never been, and that unchartered territory is exciting. But it should be said that there are multiple mistakes on both the writing and art side that stop this book from being impeccable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 16, 2023

    Cyborg #1 is a thoughtful, emotionally weighty jumping-on point for new readers to get acquainted with Victor Stone. The issue gives you everything you need to know about Cyborg's troubled past and sets up an interesting mystery for the arc to come. That said, readers looking for Cyborg superhero action will find very little action of any kind, the story is almost all setup we've already seen before (and done better), and the art is serviceable but not appealing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicsOnline - Matt Sernaker May 16, 2023

    Cyborg #1 offers a great introduction to Victor Stone, his adventures with the Justice League and Teen Titans, as well as his complicated family history. Fans of the Teen Titans cartoon will be rewarded in the opening pages as Vic has to deal with a rather random attack from Gizmo and Mammoth in his hometown. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner May 22, 2023

    A possibly atypical approach to a superhero's new ongoing nonetheless remains intriguing. Read Full Review

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