Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #12

by Olivier Roth on September 20, 2017

Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #12

Written by: Jon Rivera
Story by: Gerard Way & Jon Rivera
Art by: Michael Avon Oeming
Color by: Nick Fiulardi
Published by: DC’s Young Animal


With this issue, we are treated to the culmination of the first year of probably one of the craziest, out-there, silver age style comics currently being published. And IT. WAS. AWESOME.


After last issue’s knock-down, drag out fight between Cave, his team, the Metal Men, and his “resurrected” wife Mazra with the monster Edward, we get the ending that Rivera and Way have been building up to. At the beginning of this issue, Edward was able to repel Mazra’s supposed ultimate attack and she knows why: she is only a robot version of Mazra, built using Cave’s memories. However, Mazra was more than just Cave’s wife: she was a mother, a friend, a daughter, a fighter. With this realization, she is able to draw upon the memories from everyone around her to finally become as “whole” as a robot version of a person can be.


And then the fighting begins again. But this time, with Mazra’s upgrade, her, Cave, and everyone come out victorious.


In the end, this series has touched upon many themes, but the most important one has been that of the family. We began with Cave and his daughter barely on speaking terms, but now with the somewhat return of the glue that connected them in the form of Mazra, as well as this incredibly crazy adventure, they have been able to grow closer together.


We are also treated to Cave receiving a new cybernetic eye, one that this time will not be spying on him at all times and influencing his life. Oh, they also get the Mighty Mole back!


This series, as well as all Young Animal titles, have been a blast to read and I’m glad they are continuing, even if it’s not right away. I for one can’t wait to see what Way, Rivera and Avon Oeming have for us next in Cave’s world.

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