Cyborg: Rebirth #1
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: John Semper Jr.
Pencils: Paul Pelletier
Inks: Sanora Hope and Tony Kordos
Colors: Guy Major
Letters: Rob Leigh
Cover: Will Conrad and Ivan Nunes
Variant Cover: Carlos D’Anda
Cyborg: Rebirth #1 is our latest review of DC Comics’ Rebirth event. This is not a reboot like the New 52. This is a Rebirth like unto Green Lantern and The Flash.This is an opportunity for DC Comics to bring back the things that long-time DC fans love about DC Comics and weed-out the things that were not looked on favorably by the fans.
The pencils of Cyborg: Rebirth #1 by Paul Pelletier were fantastic. Hyper-detail throughout the comic make it a real delight to look at. The inks by Sanora Hope and Tony Kordos were also good. The two of them inked the panels in such a way as to highlight and accentuate Paul Pelletier’s artwork. The bold and thick shading was kept to a minimum. Sometimes a little goes a long way. The coloring of Cyborg: Rebirth #1 was great. It was subtle where it needed to be and bold where it needed to be. Good color choices and dimension. The whole team exhibited good use of lighting and action.
The writing of Cyborg: Rebirth #1 by John Semper Jr. was fun. John Semper Jr. really takes a realistic look at Victor Stone aka Cyborg. He manages to put a good deal of depth in the character with what amounts to very little. But not just that character. I learned a little something new about everybody involved, even S.T.A.R. Labs. The dialogue between the characters was nice and flowing. The pacing was perfect.
In Cyborg: Rebirth #1, Semper explains Victor’s father, Silas’, obsession with his work. It’s done in such a way that makes it completely understandable to the reader. We also learn what happened to Victor’s mother and why she wasn’t there. An unidentified, cybernetically-enhanced attacker shows up at S.T.A.R. Labs. This is used as an opportunity to test Cyborg. The fight between him and the attacker is intense and Victor is left unconscious and bloody twice.
Personally, I was worried that they were going to change Cyborg’s New 52 origin. I really liked how they did his origin in Justice League. However, I was pleasantly surprised that they simply improved upon the story without discarding the things that made Cyborg’s origin great. All they did was give it more depth and definition, which I enjoyed.
All-in-all it was a good comic and a fun read. DC Comics have been doing great with Rebirth and this title is no exception. Cyborg: Rebirth #1 is definitely worth a read and a pick up if you’re a DC Comics fan.
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