Cyclops #6

Cyclops #6

Writer: John Layman Artist: Javi Garron Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
5.8Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

• Get ready as new series artist Javier Garron makes his Marvel debut!
•  RESCUED! But by who? And is it really a rescue
or does this put Scott at greater risk than before? And what bounty are they hunting?
•  Lots of shooting and things blowing up!
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Oct 29, 2014

    Cyclops #6 is a new beginning for another fun romp through space as promised to Cyclops when he took his father's hand and joined his crew of bandits, The Starjammers. This issue gets very "piratey," which is a lot of fun, especially when adapted to space adventures. I hope that John Layman continues to write strong character-driven stories, but letting the story be plot-driven every so often isn't a bad thing. This issue is extremely new reader friendly, while moving the story off to new adventures. I'm hopeful this series will continue to be as fun, adventurous, and touching as it has been. So far, it's off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 22, 2014

    This team has its work cut out for them with this new story arc and it starts with grabbing us with the same sense of adventure that we got with the first story arc. Our interest was piqued through exploration and seeing a lot of what the Universe has to offer while giving us a natural relationship between Corsair and Scott. Scott can be a teen without being clumsy and feeling unwelcome. Cyclops #7 will be the time to show us a clear direction for this series that keeps us coming back for issues after that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Herald - Travis Bass Oct 24, 2014

    Cyclops #6 is a good first issue overall. While the artwork could be improved upon, it is serviceable with some memorable moments here and there. The writing is very good, and a great continuation of what Rucka set up. What is rather impressive is that this is a good jumping on point if you haven't been reading this title. Thankfully one advantage this title (along with the rest of Marvel's cosmic line) over DC's Green Lantern titles is that this book doesn't get tied up in massive crossovers with the rest of the cosmic books. Granted there is a cosmic event coming up, but for right now this is a fun standalone book about space pirates and a father trying to make amends for missing out the first time on his son's life. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 23, 2014

    Losing Greg Rucka and Russell Dautermann is a blow, but John Layman and Javier Garron do a perfectly decent job of picking up where they left off. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 24, 2014

    The opening is explained within the context of the story, giving Layman a chance to go full circle in the span of the issue, making "Cyclops" #6 feel more robust than the storybeats would be if they were simply stacked one on top of the other. The writer plays upon the loneliness Scott Summers is feeling, despite being with his father and his father's crew. That leads to oafish teenager mistakes, making Cyclops less of a heroic figure and more of a sympathetic every kid. The plot Layman uses to anchor this tale has swift repercussions, but the story itself gets wobbly under its own exposition. The end result is that "Cyclops" #6 is a mundane issue that leads to new paths for Cyclops, Corsair and the Starjammers, but the story itself needs more electricity. Now that Layman has introduced himself and the readers to the crew of the Starjammer, maybe he can fire up some action and make this swashbuckling crew's adventures worth reading and re-reading. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 23, 2014

    This was not a great issue of Cyclops in any way. The heartfelt writing that Greg Rucka built the series on is gone and we are left with an unrecognizable book. There is still some hope though because John Layman is a good writer, he just needs to find his footing. The art also needs to improve as well because it has the ability to set the tone as well. This wasnt a great issue, but it can absolutely get better in the coming months if the story and art pick up. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 27, 2014

    Believe it or not, I usually admire John Layman's work, and was incredibly impressed with Garron during his issue of Batman Eternal, which might make this issue feel even more disappointing. Cyclops was a book that lived and died based on the talents of its creative team, rather than any of the high-concept, event-driven stuff that can get so many compulsive fans' wallets out. And with a creative team as universally praised as Rucka and Dauterman, it's hard to dispel doubts and really nail that first issue. Given that Layman and Garron are capable of great things, I wouldn't write this series off yet, but even with all that talent and promise, Cyclops #6 has hit some rocky waters. Read Full Review

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