By Philip Schweier
Jun 6, 2018 - 4:57
I have much faith in Marv Wolfman writing a character he created, but I got the feeling this issue was perhaps a bit rushed on the writing and/or editing side. On pages 7, 8, and 16, the same phrase of dialogue was used repeatedly: “Not gonna happen.” Perhaps such speech patterns can be defended, but it seems odd for a writer of Wolfman’s caliber to repeat himself twice.
Tom Derenick’s artwork has an old-school feel to it that I find appealing. Many artists these days tend to dress their work up with a lot of accent lines to make it more dynamic. Sometimes it’s effective, sometimes it isn’t. His is simpler, and in a good, comfortable way, though I am uncertain if Cyborg is the right project for him. The high-tech nature of the book calls for a lot of attention to detail, which Derenick seemed to avoid in this issue.
In general, this issue seemed to read like a middle segment of a greater story arc. There’s no sin in that, as we’re (hopefully) on our way to an exciting showdown within the next issue or two.