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Cyborg #2 (of 6)

68
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

Cyborg’s faced aliens, demons, and extradimensional forces, but a robot that claims to be his father, Silas Stone, breaking into his childhood home isn’t something he’d ever expect! Cyborg needs answers from the suspicious new corporation in town, Solace, to get to the bottom of this. Is this a decoy or the real deal? Either way, Victor’s time in Detroit just got a lot more complicated!

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0C6B1FB65

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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    COMICON

    Things don’t get any easier as Cyborg investigates the mystery surrounding his father’s new life and the company that may have played a role. An emotionally rich powerful story that resonates so much both for societal but also relatable human reasons.

  • 85

    Lyles Movie Files

    Cyborg is off to a solid start with the second issue expanding on the intriguing tease with the first installment’s cliffhanger.

    Like The Flash and Nightwing, Cyborg pulls double duty appearing in his own solo title as well as the Titans. This is a welcome solo spotlight for Cyborg who started out this new era of DC as a cornerstone member of the Justice League. After getting relegated to the back of the bench for a while. he’s being established as an important player again.

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    Tom Raney handles the art for most of the issue while Valentine De Lando handles the first three page-style interlude. Raney has a strong style that incorporates plenty of detail and his characters are nicely expressive. Michael Atiyeh blends a solid mix of colors that complement Raney’s art smoothly.

    Cyborg has had trouble maintaining an ongoing title, but this new dynamic might just be the formula for an enduring and lasting run of Vic Stone.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    Last issue set us off to an interesting start, with Cyborg returning to Detroit and confronting a skeptical public—only to find out that his father just died and deciding to stick around. But Silas Stone may not be as gone as all that—he showed up at the end of the issue in a robot body. Father and Son aren’t exactly having a great reunion, but they work together long enough to figure out that the body came from Solace, the powerful tech corporation that Silas was working with and which is run by Victor’s ex-friend Markus. We only get some vague hints of what Solace is capable of, but it’s a nice creepy extension of what we’re dealing with thanks to social media—an algorithm that takes charge of your life, telling you what to do in every area of your day. It doesn’t take long for Victor to get a bad vibe off the place and head out—with Silas now sharing his brainwaves and becoming his very critical backup in the field.

  • 76

    Comic Watch

    Cyborg #2 is a messy issue with uneven art that distracts from the overall narrative. The use of news segments becomes a bit overbearing by the end of the issue, with the focus straying away from the main character in an unsavory way.

  • 70

    You Don't Read Comics

    Victor Stone’s father died a couple of weeks ago. Now, there’s a robot claiming to be him. Vic is understandably upset about the whole situation in Cyborg #2. Writer Morgan Hampton works with a very clever conflict that echoes some classic sci-fi themes in an issue that is loaded onto the page courtesy of artists Tom Raney and Valentine De Landro. The color overlay is painted over everything thanks to Michael Atiyeh. It’s a bit of an old premise, but Hampton finds an interesting venue for it as Vic is a super-powered cyborg dealing with the loss of the father who created him.

  • 70

    AIPT

    Cyborg digs into the weirdness of minds trapped in computers as a new dynamic is established in this issue. It’s unclear what the bigger threat is and the story seems to be glossing over established elements, though. The larger focus remains to be seen, but things seem to be ramping up for Cyborg #3 to offer key details.

  • 65

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Cyborg #2 builds on the mystery of a robot housing Silas Stone’s mind, and all signs point to funny business at Solace. Tom Raney’s art is fine, and the mystery of Silas’s A.I. is worth watching, but the mystery is buried under an overwhelming amount of negativity as every character, including Cyborg, is constantly angry, terrible, or both.

  • 60

    ComicBook.com

    The big takeaway from Cyborg #2 is Victor Stone having to deal with his overbearing father, whose memories are uploaded into a synthetic android run by a new company called Solace. After some time, Cyborg uploads his father’s consciousness into his own body, causing even more grief for the hero. There’s some larger points being made through evil corporations and their affect on society going on, which is fun to see happen through a vlogger.

  • 50

    But Why Tho?

    Cyborg #2 is very hard to stick with. At its core is a great story and a fantastic lead. The plot is fascinating, altering the concept of Victor’s critical father into something more intense and fitting for a science-fiction comic. And the mysteries within Solace are intriguing. But the repeated gags aren’t working and the unappealing art style makes the comic unpleasant at points. They are weighing the book down and getting in the way of the extremely likable elements.

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