Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #1
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Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #1

Writer: Jonathan Rivera, Gerard Way Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 19, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 29 User Reviews: 24
8.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Cave Carson has done it all: survived countless adventures below the Earth's surface, met the love of his life, and gotten a cybernetic eye...somehow. After he and his wife, Eileen, sent their only daughter Chloe off to college, Cave was ready to become just another mundane member of the surface world. That is, until Eileen got sick. Newly widowed, Cave tries to piece his life back together when a knock on the door of his secret underground lab pulls him back into a past that he and Eileen thought they had left buried deep within the Earth.
Adding to his troubles, Cave must determine if his recent hallucinations and visions are the work o more

  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Oct 19, 2016

    Scioli draws all of this (the Wonder Twins and Batgirl) with slow, exaggerated winks to newspaper strips and genericized comic art from that era. It's a wonderful addition to a very solid comic, and the two pieces combined really have me excited for more. Like now. Give me more. NOW. That said, is it too much to hope the next iteration of the Challengers of the Unknown comes from Young Animal? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Oct 25, 2016

    The result is a comic that is entertaining for a reader who is familiar with the obscure stuff, but seems like it should be just as entertaining for someone who has had no exposure to the character because the stuff that is truly intriguing about this story is all the material that is being made up by Way and Rivera to flesh out Cave's backstory and introduce him to a new generation of readers. I'm looking forward to learning more about a character who I've know for decades, but at the same time not really known very much about. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Larose Oct 19, 2016

    There's something under the surface here, something strange and dark underneath the dirt. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Florida Geek Scene - Manny Gomez Oct 26, 2016

    Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye is probably my favorite of the Young Animal titles thus far, and it's definitely the one I would recommend the most. It's easier to dive into than the other more out there titles, but still has plenty of weirdness to make it all original. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Oct 19, 2016

    The combination of character study from Way and Rivera with exemplary storytelling and atmosphere from Oeming and Nick Filardi and just a touch of Silver Age whimsy are a few reasons why Cave Carson #1 is my favorite Young Animal comic so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Oct 19, 2016

    Overall,Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eyeexceeded my expectations for both this installment, as well as the Young Animal line. It's the book that's sold me on the system and one that I'm definitely going to look forward to every month. While this issue ends a bit too soon on an abrupt note, it's got so many emotions and dry humour that it's impossible not to recommend. If you only buy one Young Animal book, make it this one. It has all the qualities the line should strive for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 19, 2016

    Can't wait for thenext issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Oct 30, 2016

    Written by Way and Jon Rivera (Heartbreak) with art by Oeming, I was thoroughly impressed with this debut issue. Is it a bit bizarre? Of course, but look at the title of the book: odd kind of comes with the territory. But it is also highly entertaining with a flair of nostalgia to old school DC fans. Ill be back to see what happens to Cave and his crazy eye, and I think you would be too if you check out the inaugural issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 19, 2016

    Fortunately, this issue doesn't suck, so I don't have to worry about such frippery, as Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #1 ends up being a great first issue in both art and story, making me wonder how hard it is to track down the character's previous appearances. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Oct 19, 2016

    “Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye” #1 feels special. It. It's got a very Wes Anderson vibe about it but isn't afraid to get weird. Oeming and Filardi bring their A game to the artand because of this, the Young Animal line has yet another successful launch. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 20, 2016

    This issue manages to tell a very simple, genuine tale of a grieving family man even as it works in all manner of strange sights and situations. Those turned off by the psychedelic, stream-of-consciousness approach to Doom Patrol and Shade: The Changing Girl may find this issue a bit more approachable. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 26, 2016

    There's a lot of "lost" history to the Cave Carson character and I figure those more engaged with it might get more out of the book and its new placement in comics continuity. Coming into it without remembering much overall, it's an intriguing book that lays down a lot and asks a lot of questions while not giving any answers, which is the right approach. I'm wholly interested in what's going on here and can't wait to sink my teeth into a few books in a row because it's that kind of series that requires a layered reading. It's most definitely worth it from month to month just for the Michael Avon Oeming's artwork, however, as there are some fantastically blended panel layouts here, great character designs that step away from the norm in the right way, and just a lush and smooth sense of storytelling through it all with the details and designs that it's almost like a masterclass lesson in how to lay out a book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Oct 20, 2016

    In short, another strong debut for the imprint " bring on Mother Panic next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 19, 2016

    A little weird, a little nostalgic, a little confounding. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 19, 2016

    The world of Cave Carson is wonderfully weird and well worth a look. The art is what sold me as it pops with color and feels incredibly inventive. The issue contains a fantastic throwback story too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Arron Ferguson Oct 21, 2016

    Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #1 (go on then, it deserves its full name) may be the most experimental book yet to come out of DC's experimental Young Animal line. It takes the visual flare of the other titles (such as Doom Patrol & Shade, the Changing Girl) but pairs it with more sophisticated themes and maturer ideas. Should, in future issues, each idea get the breathing room it needs, Carson could grow to be one of the more exciting series to come out of DC in a long while: an indie book hiding under DC garnish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Oct 19, 2016

    Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye is a wonderful introduction to the character, and for new and old fans alike there's something to enjoy. Issue 1 is in stores now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Oct 19, 2016

    Without the option to draw on and allude to a Vertigo title, Gerard Way and Jon Rivera tell a more orthodox story. However, Cave Carson #1 still feels bizarre and inventive like the rest of the Young Animal line, while also maintaining the quality in art, coloring and lettering seen in Shade and Doom Patrol. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Oct 19, 2016

    CCHACE is aided tremendously by Michael Avon Oeming's artwork, which is very much styled in a space-age, Darwyn Cooke-manner. There's nothing indicating that this comic is set in the Silver Age; it just feels that way the same way that The Incredibles felt very retro without actually being so. This book is wonderful eye-candy just for that reason. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Oct 19, 2016

    Michael Avon Oeming of Powers fame is on hand with his retro style and sharp angles, which combined with Nick Filardis bright colors, enhance the storyline. He also gives us some great throwaway panels that had me smiling as they dug deep into DCs archive of characters as well as a fantasticclosed room battle thats just the right amount of scary. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 20, 2016

    Overall, I found this debut issue of Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye to be a fun romp with just enough intelligence and maturity behind it to signal the potential for much more than the adventures of wondrous, weird characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Pop Break - Alisha Weinberger Oct 19, 2016

    Cave Carson has a Cybernetic Eye isn't the most action packed or enthralling. Starting slow and packing all the action and plot in towards the very end. But conceptually alone, a hero turned widower makes for an interesting idea, it's just Cave Carson might be too obscure of a hero to capture the hearts of new readers. There is, however, a brutal fight between the spelunker and a Cronenberg monster that may be worth the read through. The art, although worth it for its vibrant array of colors and page layout, is distractingly inconsistent. Readers shouldn't necessarily rush to this premier issue right away, unless they're already fans of the character. Although heavy with content, it still may be worth the wait to pick this issue up with issue #2, as the plot doesn't gain steam until the end. Way and his Young Animal gives us another weird gem to keep an eye, but not enough to purchase right away. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Oct 21, 2016

    A truly 'eye opening' (groan) reworking of a largely forgotten character. Rivera, Way, and Oeming are perfectly pitched to plumb Cave's hidden depths. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Oct 22, 2016

    At once my blindest and most eager purchase from the Young Animal line, Cave Carson doesn't disappoint, bringing a new grounded and honest hero into DC's stable. Elegant simplicity and a lack of self-consciousness in the writing make this an enjoyable entry point into Young Animal's corner of DC, even if the fantastic elements are lacking at this stage. An admirable counterpoint to Shade, the Changing Girl's mad energy, Cave Carson is a deep breath of fresh air for those looking for something honest and different. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 19, 2016

    Like its name might imply, Young Animal is still a new entity over at DC Comics, and it’d be unfair (and silly) to expect its lineup to adhere to a rigid similarity in tone or content. The whole reason for an imprint is to push boundaries, to see how far you can take different books while still maintaining a common thread across the line. Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye feels like the lo-fi cousin of the overachieving Doom Patrol, but I get the sense that it’s more of a case of a later bloomer rather than not having anything to contribute to the table at all. If Way and Rivera can find their focus and really give us more of a spotlight on their enigmatic hero, we might be in for a real showstopper. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerdist - Blair Marnell Oct 19, 2016

    But overall, it's a pretty strong beginning for one of the flagship titles of the Young Animal line. Cave Carson may finally be a star after this series takes off. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 19, 2016

    I had no history with this character going into the book, and I find I didn't need to. It was pretty intriguing and, at times, emotional enough to make me interested to know more. The artwork is highly stylized and has a very 1960s advertising aesthetic, though it straddles several styles that work more often than not. Very curious, Mr. Cave Carson. You drew me in with your cybernetic eye, but I think the organ we might learn more about is his heart. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Nov 2, 2016

    Overall it is harder to tell the tone of the book given it is more toned down and deliberate narrative compared to the other distinct Young Animals in Way's new Zoo. Despite this Cave Carson offers great characterisation and an intriguing direction I am happy to delve further into. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Oct 20, 2016

    Young Animal is still a fairly new imprint under the DC Comics umbrella. The entire purpose of an imprint is to push the limit, start something new, and expand on a label that has profound energy with limitless creativity, passion, and drive"while still keeping one foot in the company that started it all (in this case, DC Comics). If Way and Rivera can bring Doom Patrol's energy and solid structure to Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye, this is going to be one amazing series. Read Full Review

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