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Review: Cyborg #9


By Philip Schweier
Feb 2, 2017 - 15:41

It’s an origin issue, as we learn the secret of Anomaly and why he has it in for Victor Stone’s dad. And like most good villains, he is as formidable in his evil as Cyborg is in his heroism. Seeing the two of them go toe-to-toe reminds me of the early days of the Digital Age, when there was a much wider gap between a Mac and a PC.

But despite the estrangement with his father, Cyborg is not about to simply roll over and ignore the danger Anomaly poses – to the Stone family, and to Variant, the female Cyborg introduced a few issues ago. And now joining Victor in his heroics (for now, anyway) is a young techie named Exxy (introduced last issue).

Paul Pelletier returns to art chores, joined by inker Tony Kordos. They are a strong team, thought I am uncertain their combined style is suitable for Cyborg. But I appreciate the consistency they bring to the table during these days of Rebirth, enabling DC to maintain its hectic bi-weekly schedule.

The current story arc, “Imitation of Life,” is now in its ninth chapter. I find that ambitious, and am curious how that will play in the eventual collected edition. I am assuming the various plot threads we’ve seen – and possible more to come – will be pulled together, making the story more than the sum of its parts.

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