Cyborg #2

Writer: David F. Walker Artist: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 26, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The most advanced tech known to humans has been used to turn Vic Stone in to Cyborg, making him one of the most powerful beings on the planet. Now hes been targeted by alien invaders that want his technologyeven if they have to kill Cyborg and everyone he knows to get it!

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Aug 27, 2015

    Ultimately, however, Reis and Walker pull off the subtleties in Cyborg #2, giving us one of the most fully realized super-heroes of our time. And that is so appropriate. Weve been waiting forever for Cyborg to be elevated to THE premier hero in the DC Universe. Not just the premier Black hero (although he is certainly that, and I adore the Black Vulcan appearance more than any man should), but the premier hero. Period. Hes got Superman and Batman beaten in the humanity and compassion department five times over. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Robert Reed Aug 28, 2015

    Bumpy transitions aside,Cyborg#2 improves on its predecessor and expands on both the world and Victor's place in it. Cyborg's internal struggle makes for a compelling read and Walker's grasp of Vic's voice means that it doesn't feel trope-filled like so many young adult books do. Ivan Reis and the entire team give an excellent sense of momentum to the issue, even when the scene involves Victor talking to his cat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Ten Van Winkle Aug 29, 2015

    This story is moving forward quickly, but the pace is comfortable. It suits the needs of the story Walker is telling, and it keeps this reader on the edge of her seat. Between the careful construction of our alienated hero and the curious conversion of Detroit from Motory City to Mecha City (underground body modification! dangerous modding experiments! it's a joy), Cyborg is shaping up to be a book with a satisfying amount of heart and a surprising amount of horror. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 26, 2015

    Cyborg is one of the strongest debuts in the DCYou line-up. It blends superhero sensibility with a real world we can relate to. Walker achieves that with the addition of small details, small thoughts, and fantastic responses to simple questions or moments. Can't wait to see where the series goes, but with just two issues, I'm completely on board. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 27, 2015

    Cyborg not only has the solo series he's long deserved, but a creative team able to do his story justice. The book is well worth reading solely for Ivan Reis' art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 20, 2023

    Cyborg has had trouble maintaining an ongoing title, but this new dynamic might just be the formula for an enduring and lasting run of Vic Stone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Aug 27, 2015

    This is an amazing looking, well paced book with plenty of promising themes to build upon in the service of seasoning a previously bland character. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 29, 2015

    A good read, but still a building block issue. I'm impatient and want to see some super heroics in my super-hero book. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 26, 2015

    Cyborg #2 shows progress for this series while finding a balance between concept and character development. Through these two issues it should be safe to say that you get to know Victor Stone better than you thought you did before. That is what we should always be able to take from this series going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Aug 27, 2015

    All in all, Cyborg #2 is a marked improvement on a shaky start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 26, 2015

    David Walker is really fleshing out who Cyborg is. It's exciting to hear what he's thinking about his current situation and the changes he's going through. We're seeing him establish his own territory apart from the Justice League and there's definitely a big threat headed his way, giving him his own enemies. Ivan Reis' pencils are always a joy to see. The inks and the colors adds to Reis' stellar art. It would be nice to know more about the characters in the vague "Someplace Else" but it's a building point for the plot and we just have to be patient. CYBORG is off to a great start. This is the book Cyborg and Cyborg fans have been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 30, 2015

    The human side that Cyborg has been missing lately, with lovely art and a looming techno-apocalypse… Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 29, 2015

    Cyborg #2 jumps around a lot, making the issue a little jarring. And every time they jump back to the aliens, or the heroes who are fighting the aliens, the issue loses me. Walker just doesn't do a good job of explaining what's happening, who anybody is, why they want Cyborg specifically, and what the danger is.Maybe Walker has everything figured out in his head, but he's not doing a very good job explaining this alien invasion thing on the page. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Aug 27, 2015

    Cyborg may yet have lived up to it's true potential, but that doesn't mean that it's not making a good attempt at reaching it. Delivering a smart, immersive narrative and sleek visuals, our creative team give us some amazing developments, setting the scene for something that has the capability of truly astounding. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Aug 26, 2015

    As Cyborg is experimenting with his new upgrades, a mysterious group interested in that tech has found its way to Earth. Those wishing for more action in the series may soon have their wish. Still, David F. Walker and Ivan Reis have made sure to tell a personal story with Cyborg. This is a comic that focuses not just on the technology, but the man inside it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 26, 2015

    While we begin making strides towards what this book is actually about, it feels like we're constantly putting on the breaks to try and figure out what's going on.  Just think about walking in a long hallway in the dark.  You know that you're moving forward, but you're not quite sure what's going on around you.  The art though continues to be great and I still have high hopes that this series will start sharing it's secrets and we'll get the Cyborg book that we've been begging for. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 27, 2015

    "Cyborg" #2 makes me worry about this book retaining readers. I want it to succeed but I can see readers using this issue as a jumping-off point. If Cyborg is going to have his own book for the months and years to come, a stronger hook needs to appear, and quickly. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Aug 26, 2015

    A lot of effort from the creators falls flat against poor pacing, bad focus, & no sense of identity for the hero or the comic Read Full Review

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