Milk Wars: Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye/Swamp Thing Special #1

Writer: Jonathan Rivera, Magdalene Visaggio Artist: Langdon Foss, Sonny Liew Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
7.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"MILK WARS" part four! Swamp Thing has detected a disturbance in the Green, and his hunt for it has led him to RetCo headquarters. There he finds Cave Carson and his crew struggling against being assimilated into RetCo's diabolical narrative. Is it possible for Swampy and Cave to destroy the organization from the inside? Plus, find out how their efforts help Eternity Girl in the final installment of her backup story!

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Connor Willesden Feb 21, 2018

    Continuing the perfect trend of weird and wonderful, Cave Carson/Swamp Thing has great art and writing and is one of the best issues of Milk Wars! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 21, 2018

    A fantastic thrill ride, up with the best of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Feb 26, 2018

    An action-packed, wild penultimate chapter to an already wild crossover. Bring on the finale! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 22, 2018

    Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye/Swamp Thing Special #1 is a comic that definitely leaves me thinking. It is ponderous about its own creation in a way few other comics are, but its still unclear if Milk Wars can stick a good landing with this self-reference. That aside, this particular issue has enough charm and fun to carry itself as a standalone product. The art is solid too, and this comic earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 22, 2018

    Reading this issue is an unusual experience for a number of reasons, not least of which being that this is the first chapter of Cave Carson not drawn by artist Michael Avon Oeming. Tonally, that results in a much different story, though Langdon Foss' absurdist approach does suit the corporate office setting. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Feb 22, 2018

    Cave Carson/Swamp Thing Specialis a tiny bit office drone satire with a portion of DC "mature readers" body horror and is mostly a damn fun caper from Jon Rivera, Langdon Foss, and Nick Filardi. It's gross, thrilling, and thought provoking (Sometimes all at once.) and provides a segue to the "Milk Wars" finale without taking up too much space from this adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 21, 2018

    The ball is rolling to the end! Cave and Swampy are almost to "the boss!" The finale comes next week as Cave's Eye has summoned the rest of the Young Animal characters and the Justice League of America to the fight. But, don't miss Part IV to see how they've gotten there, this is the most important issue of "Milk Wars" in terms of plot movement, plus it has Cave Carson! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Feb 21, 2018

    It's a blast. It doesn't quite go all in on the thematics the way its predecessor did, but I think doing so would have felt false given the action-based nature of Rivera's take on Cave. Milk Wars continues to be the one of the most impressive crossovers of recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Russ Burlingame Feb 21, 2018

    The issue drags a bit here and there, with those minor pacing issues likely caused by the "secret" coming out too soon without sufficient obstacles between our heroes and solving the mystery. Because of this, the back half feels a bit padded, but it is overall a great read. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 21, 2018

    Our journey through the milk-infused realities of Retconn continue, and it's starting to smell a little sour. The artwork, while adept, doesn't marry to the story's tone, and the narrative is littered with padding. Still, it can be understood from start to finish, which puts this issue in rare company for "Milk Wars." Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Kelly Gaines Feb 21, 2018

    Overall, Cave Carson has a Cybernetic Eye/ Swamp Thing #1 is as fun as the other Milk Wars tie-ins have been. The groundwork for an amazing DC event has been placed carefully and cemented with unpredictable (and sometimes gross) setups for each of the major players. I was not as glued to the page with this issue as I was with the first three, but it is none the less necessary to properly set the stage for what is to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 26, 2018

    An interesting take on the art, but Millar's story feels like it's trying too hard to hit all the hardcore buttons at once. Read Full Review

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