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Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #1 Review

 

By Ezekiel McAdams

 

April 18 2017

  Prior to reading this issue I had no knowledge of the Cave Carson character. I selected this issue because it was advertised on DC.com and the title caught my eye. Get it? Ok, no more eye puns.

           

  Gerard Way and Jon Rivera are able to mix exposition and prose in a way that doesn’t feel overbearing or like a history class. The reader is introduced to Cave Carson in a way that feels organic and the issue sprinkles exposition as it gears up for its story arc.

           

  Way and Rivera make me care about Cave Carson in a way most first issues fumble. Usually there is too much exposition or technobabble or setting up the story and the characters get lost in the shuffle. In 32 pages, I feel attached to Cave Carson while being intrigued by the story arc.

           

  I love how Way and Rivera spent most of the issue delving into Cave Carson’s past that seemed organic.

           

  The art by Michael Avon Oeming is sharp and vibrant. Oeming is able to make the characters and the world detailed but not super cartoony or hyper realistic, he hits a middle ground that is perfect to immerse the reader into Cave Carson’s world.

           

  I really enjoyed this issue and can’t wait to pick up the graphic novel in the summer.