Cyclops #1

Cyclops #1

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 28 User Reviews: 13
8.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Cyclops just discovered that the father he thought died long ago is alive and well and A SPACE PIRATE. Spinning directly out of ALL-NEW X-MEN, comes the first ongoing solo series for one of the time-traveling Original X-Men. After the events of "Trial of Jean Grey", Scott Summers stays in space to learn some valuable lessons from his dad: 1) How to shave, 2) How to talk to girls, 3) How to steal a Badoon space-ship.

  • 10
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher May 12, 2014

    The whole of Cyclops #1 is an accomplishment. This is a story that could have easily become just another story about a messed up teenage boy and an overwhelmed father. There are enough sitcoms, movies, and Star Wars rip-offs telling that story. This takes a different approach. It shouldn't feel so novel, a teenage boy spending time with his father and learning to become a better man. But that's what this comic accomplishes. In that sense, there might yet still be hope for fathers of teenage boys everywhere. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - uuoo93 May 16, 2014

    This issue excels on its own. The reason adult Cyclops is so important to me now is because young Cyclops is haunted by the fact that he will become the man he hates. This is certainly one of the most perfect issues to come out in the past few months. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) May 8, 2014

    From the very first page of Cyclops, Russell Dauterman's art blows expectations out of the water. Dauterman excels especially at drawing detail in Corsair's face and laying out panels where two characters are in conversation, without awkward poses. Colorist Chris Sotomayor fills outer space with pleasing, nebulous purple hues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes May 8, 2014

    By now there should be no doubt about how much I enjoyed this book. It was everything I hoped it to be with a few surprises. I should point out that the amazing cover art and fact that this book was my first variant purchase may have influenced my enjoyment of this book. However I do stand by the points I made in this review that it's truly a wonderfully executed work of art. Rucka, Dauterman and Sotomayor hooked me. If the upcoming books remain this good, Cyclops could be on its way to being my favorite comic of the year. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon May 7, 2014

    The stylish, brilliant storytelling by Greg Rucka and Russel Dauterman doesn't miss a step, as Cyclops #1 blasts its way through the character's first ongoing series, treading skillfully and carefully, as it creates an engaging and beautiful tale. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Stuart Conover May 10, 2014

    I was both surprised and impressed with how great this first book turned out and look forward ot the next one. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 10, 2014

    Now this is how you start off a big sci-fi series. Superb, seamless blends of high-octane action and quiet moments of real emotion; clearly defined, interesting characters; a premise that's at once familiar and fresh; and art that loses none of its smartness by aiming for the spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 11, 2014

    So it's a good start to yet another offshoot from the X-Men family, as Cyclops ventures out on his own. It's not his first solo mission (if I recall correctly), but so far it's the best of the bunch. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori May 12, 2014

    Like I said, I never would have expected this type of book for Scott Summers, even two years ago, but Im exceptionally glad to have it in my hands. The realness Greg Rucka is infusing in every thought caption, combined with the sheer delight Dauterman lays out on the page, makes for a book that is sure to impress Cyclops fans old (well, Im not that old) and new. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 12, 2014

    I was a skeptical as anyone about the premise of this comic, which I felt was just a little too weird or crazy to work. Shows what I know - Rucka and Dauterman defy expectations as easily as they do gravity with this charming, heartfelt comic. With wonderful art and a truly endearing cast, Cyclops #1 is far and away the week's best superhero comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee May 8, 2014

    I’m looking forward to seeing the journey that Scott takes, going further in the series, and it’s bound to be fun and full of great adventures (space pirates, duh) and as much as I’ll enjoy the undeniably warm moments that’ll come from Scott interacting with his dad, here’s hoping we’ll see more of the Starjammers in the future because nostalgia plays well for easily emotional fans like myself. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick May 8, 2014

    Russell Dauterman delivers some incredible art here, with Chris Sotomayor handling the colors. The art is gorgeous, top-notch sci-fi derring-do, with colours that pop and several panels and pages that just kill. I hope this team stays on the book for a good long time, it's a ice fit with the material. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 8, 2014

    Cyclops #1 is a book that should definitely change the way readers look at Cyclops. I have great expectations of where this adventure will take Cyclops and Corsair, both having a lot of ground to cover as father and son. This issue brought out feelings I didn't think I would have because of how bad these two want this relationship to work, and I have faith that Rucka can keep that consistent as things progress. If you are skeptical about this book, you should definitely give it a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge May 9, 2014

    "Cyclops" #1 takes the X-verse into deep space, and but the story is less about adventure and more about family bonding. This is very much a setup issue, but Rucka makes everything feel natural, with the right amount of self-aware narration that basically any X-book requires now. Dauterman makes the most of his Marvel debut and proves that he can handle a large alien cast of characters and large action scenes with a great deal of ease. Greg Rucka and Russell Dauterman elevate what could have simply been a hey-here's-series-where-Cyclops-isn't-a-jerk book into something unexpectedly emotionally and more character based. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jess Camacho May 7, 2014

    Overall this is a fun space pirate adventure that is made even more vibrant by the art team of Russell Dauterman and Chris Sotomayor. Their character designs are unique and fresh while still being light in the vast darkness of space. Cyclops #1 is a great debut issue. It will not only bring back fans who gave up on him after Avengers vs. X-Men but is also a perfect entry point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 26, 2015

    Cyclops has a pretty light touch kind of feel here as it sets the stage for a road trip adventure between father and son, but it's the right touch and the right kind of story that leaves me wanting a lot more right away. Even if it's with a Scott that I've long outgrown wanting to read about. Greg Rucka provides an easy read here that connects us with the crew in a basic way, giving more time to Hepzibah and Corsair in addition to the internal dialogue we get from Scott, and it works since we're about to set loose from them for a bit. What I didn't realize was that Russell Dauterman was working on this book when it debuted, and having adore his work on Thor recently, that has me even more excited just to see what he may have over the next few issues. While I was wary as everyone else when it was first announce, the first installment has ignited a real curiosity with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little May 8, 2014

    There was more than one moment in which I genuinely teared up in this book. Blame it on the unresolved loss of my own father years ago or the squishy soft mud hole of a heart in my bone cage; whatever the case, I was pulled in to the gravity of this anti-gravity tale. A book that I almost dismissed is now one I'm completely onboard for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 8, 2014

    This could easily have been a book that fell flat, but Greg Rucka and Russell Dauterman have done an excellent job of making it fun and exciting. Cyclops has been a character who is popular, but not popular enough to sustain his own title. The combination of Rucka and Dauterman have the book off to an exciting start that will hopefully continue every month! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 7, 2014

    Cyclops is serving up teen angst in space and I'm sold on it. Scott's dealing with a lot right now. He misses Jean but at the same time, he's struggling with it. He's not sure if he made the right decision by running away with his father. And he hasn't really even gotten to the moral ambiguity of his father's profession. He says he wants to be good. But does he know that his father is good? He might be away from the insanity of the X-Men on Earth but he can't really know what he's gotten himself into. So far Rucka is writing this like the best television sci-fi. It hits beats as well as Farscape or Firefly and it's just as much fun thanks to Russell Dauterman's artwork. If you aren't a fan of the current, older incarnation of Cyclops, I suggest you get onboard with this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Dante Cianni May 9, 2014

    Whether you are or aren't a Cyclops fan, this is a great story that I think a lot of people can relate to. This #1 is a great set-up to what I think will be an interesting series " I'm looking forward to seeing what Scott will learn and what he'll bring back to All new X-Men. 8 out of 10 Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jason Inman May 9, 2014

    Cyclops #1 is a fun space pirate adventure wrapped in the story of a father and son trying to learn how to deal with each other. It has heart. It has humor, and its a lot of fun. If you dont like what is going on with the older Cyclops in Uncanny X-Men, and hate where his character has developed then this just might be the book for you. I was not looking forward to this book at all. So Im very surprised to find myself looking forward to a second issue. Hop on the spaceship with Cyclops and Corsair, and see if you like it. You just might. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dana Keels May 13, 2014

    What do you get when you take a 16-year old Cyclops, drop him into the present, and then send him into space with his long lost father? An incredible start to a very promising story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow May 8, 2014

    I am definitely interested in this series and I am eager to see Cyclops get more and more face time as I'm sure any other Scott Summers fans can agree. It will strengthen the series if Rucka works a little bit towards smoothing out the story of how all this came to be for Scott but that is a minor thing to me. By the end of this book I was more interested in Scott's relationship with his father and where that will take them in the future and what sort of path Scott will find himself on now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 7, 2014

    Cyclops finally has his own ongoing series. Only this isn't quite the Cyclops we know. When the young original X-Men were brought to the present, we've had chance to see these characters slowly start to evolve differently. The idea of a sixteen-year-old Cyclops having adventures out in space with his father is pretty far out and is bound to have an affect on him. Russell Dauterman's art is perfect for the series and I can't wait to see what Greg Rucka throws at him in future issues. Whether you love Cyclops or not, this is a series to check out to find out who this Cyclops will become. Marvel is on fire with their recent new solo titles focusing on individual characters. It's a great time to be a comic fan. It's just a little hard on the wallet. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton May 8, 2014

    Not faulting the writing, or the artwork, this title just isn't for me so far so. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 10, 2014

    The question about this series is whether or not you care enough about the fractured, but nurturing relationship between Cyclops and his father. If that interests you then a Greg Rucka written book is going to be a potential classic. If that sort of book leaves you cold then it doesn't matter how interesting the future plots are, this comic isn't going to entertain you. I like the set up and now we'll wait to see what Rucka has in store for the pair. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero May 9, 2014

    The characters are just too simple, and Cyclops appears out of his element; not to mention his constant whining to Jean Grey. Enough already we get it, you love her but don't know how to win her over just yet. Be as it may, because I have faith in Rucka, I'll give the series a couple more issues before closing the curtain. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Latest Pull - Jacob Yothment May 14, 2014

    In hindsight, "Cyclops" does offer a really cool art style that will keep readers interested. However, if you are looking for a new X-Men series, I would recommend the new "Nightcrawler" series or the new "Magneto" series. Read Full Review

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