Cyclops #5

Cyclops #5

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Carmen Nunez Camero Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• Still weeks away from pick-up by the Starjammers, Cyclops and Corsair look for help getting off a hostile planet elsewhere
•  Continuing the trend, would-be rescuers might not be what they seem.
Rated T+

  • 9.2
    The Latest Pull - Alex Higgins Sep 26, 2014

    Now, I know some people are disappointed that Dauterman didn't finish out the run (especially since he and Rucka started this thing)"and I get that, but I can't be too bummed, because the current art team really knocks it out of the park. Congratulations guys, you went big and boy did it pay off. In conclusion, and I can't say it enough, this book is brimming with charm and fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 24, 2014

    At the end of the day Cyclops #5 puts Cyclops and Corsair on a path that we can feel comfortable with going forward. There's less tension between the two and they work very well together when they are willing to put their trust in one another. This was the best way to put Cyclops on a path where he acts more mature rather than angry. He's a teen yes, though living a life where being grown up is the best option to survive. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Sep 25, 2014

    It's becoming clear to me that the direction of the book is implying that Corsair's influence may allow Scott to become less repressed, more able to experience joy and let things go. It'll be fascinating if the long-term plan for the series is to show that a life spent following Xavier's dream may not have been the best thing for Scott, that the one we've been reading for years has been so consumed with duty, so unwilling to allow himself to be happy, that his only salvation may be a do-over with his scoundrel father as his guide. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Dennis Burns Sep 29, 2014

    Carnero does an admirable job of showing off the action in this issue, as predictably, the bounty hunters do not arrive to rescue Corsair and Scott but instead to, you know, collect the bounty that is on Corsair's head. There are sword fights, double crosses, and of course, some sweet optic blasts aplenty. Unfortunately, this issue was lacking some of thosequieter moments that I had come to expect from Rucka's brief run, and that is a shame. This young Cyclops has a chance to actually change the future, and it may all depend on what happens between him and his father. Could Xavier live because of this father-son bonding? Could Jean somehow still be alive? Would the Schism event have ever occurred? The possibilities are endless and I hope that Layman (and Bendis as well) continue to mine these divergent timeline alterationsto their full potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Sep 24, 2014

    CYCLOPS is a nice break from all of the gloom and doom going on back on Earth. Sure, there's some potential for a really impactful turn of events, but the series always manages to have a sense of fun and charm as these two bond while traveling the cosmos. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 24, 2014

    Greg RuckasCyclopswas an extremely enjoyable book for the short time it lasted. Even switching artist mid run didnt slow down the quality of the title. Its sad to see Rucka go, but John Layman could step in and do just as good of a job. As long as there are good stories and good art, it should still be a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Sep 27, 2014

    I'm not sure how much longer the journeys of Cyclops and his father will go on though. It is only going to be a matter of time before this little journey to the stars has to come to an end and Scott has to rejoin his X-Men from the past. Only, they probably have to come back to the Ultimate Universe first. I love the ride but it has a shelf life and we're going to be hitting it soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Sep 29, 2014

    Though there are some minor visual failings in "Cyclops" #5, Rucka's clever story solidifies an emotional bond for this father and son that makes it one of the best issues yet in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 2, 2015

    Things do come to a close quickly here, but it's done in a smooth and relatively fun way to keep it all moving and closes this particular chapter well enough. There's fun in seeing Scott playing to the sneaky side here and also how he manages to deal with fighting against the Savva, but not giving up on who he is in trying to find a non-violent way to solve things once he knows the truth of it all. The bounty hunter team is decent, but they have the bad luck of just dealing with someone like Corsair, who hasn't actually been caught by bounty hunters until now and it's all part of Scott's plan. The book has a good flow to it and there's an ease with Scott and Corsair that works and even the bounty hunter crew has a decent enough flow to make you a little more curious about them. Good stuff and definitely a decent way to bring this part of the story to a close. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Tricia Ellis Sep 26, 2014

    It's impossible to take this issue on its own without noting that it is nearly the end of the first iteration of Cyclops " the next issue will be drawn by Marvel newcomer Javier Garron, and will also be Rucka's last before John Layman takes over. It remains to be seen whether or not Layman is going to hew closely to the template Rucka has established for the series or if he will put his own spin on the material, but one hopes that the series continues to blend fun and emotional resonance as seamlessly as it has thus far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 27, 2014

    This was a quaint little issue, but it mostly involved tricking some antagonists we'd never met before, so where's the victory? Perhaps this is why cartoon shows always used the same henchmen, so that when the heroes win, it means something. The twist of this issue involves this slave girl assistant, and her story/motivation is a little hard to understand. She's devoted to the bounty hunters, even though they mistreat her, but she betrays them to Cyclops, even though she does it to save them, and fully intends to stay with them, even though they'll be mad at her. Corsair tries to play it off as a lesson in honor, but if this is all we see of them, then it's a lesson in spinning your wheels. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Sep 25, 2014

    There isn't anything particularly wrong with the issue - the pacing is solid, and the "father and son learning from each other" vibe is in place. It just feels a little ho-hum, like a filler episode of a great TV show, all moral and no real conflict. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 30, 2014

    The Summers men achieve their objective smoothly"too smoothly, in fact, leading to an unremarkable issue across the board. Read Full Review

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