Cyborg #11

by Batmanaruto on April 05, 2017

Writer: John Semper Jr.
Artist: Will Conrad and Tom Derenick
Colourist: Ivan Nunes and Guy Major
Publisher: DC Comics

With the recent talks about diversity, it’s a shame to see that this issue of Cyborg was probably the weakest of the series yet. Cyborg is an interesting case, as it is very hard for the character to regain the popularity he had in the Teen Titans series and when he was in the Titans series before the New 52. I have really been enjoying this series a lot however 11 issues in, it feels as if Semper Jr. is not so sure how to progress with this arc. He introduced these new Cyborg characters to form his ‘family’ but it ultimately seems like the book is just floundering.
Seeing the villain H8-bit on the cover really excited me to be honest. The villain had an understandable motivation, however once Cyborg explained himself, the continuing fight seems hollow. This may be due to me thinking this character would be something akin to a character out of Wreck it Ralph, but his powers don’t seem to be used in any really interesting way other than shooting beams back at Cyborg and creating constructs that never seem all that interesting.
With the whole aspect of the forgotten memory playing a part in this story it does actually add a new dimension to this character. This past weekend Semper Jr said that Beast Boy is coming down the line and maybe the forgotten memory will play a part in this. It does really open the door wide open for the character of Cyborg as Semper Jr can establish a whole new world around him, causing that world of the past to progress to the future of the character.
In conclusion, even though I was down on this issue, hopefully Cyborg would be able to wrap up this arc really well, as it has had really strong opening issues but seems like the series is dragging itself out. With the inclusion of Beast Boy coming soon I am excited to see how Semper Jr. will progress with this book and hope that it will continue to re-capture the greatness of this character.

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