The GeeksverseCyclops #1 Advanced Review

Cyclops #1 Advanced Review
Published on Monday, December 20, 2010 by

Published by: Archaia Entertainment
Written by: Matz
Art by: Luc Jacamon
Lettered by: Scott Newman
Editor: Mark Symlie

An interesting concept. In the future the UN adopts a resolution to subcontract conflicts to private military corporations. The soldiers are called “Cyclops” because they wear helmets with mini-cameras on them. These cameras broadcast everything the soldiers see and do for the tv audience.

It’s a fun concept. Matz does a good job of showing both sides of the story. The story follows Doug Pistoia, a new recruit, who shows alot of promise. We see the company discuss and work at setting it up so Doug can become a new hero. We see Doug going through training and meeting an old vet, who’s (unknown to Doug) been put there to watch over Doug and guide him to make him a better soldier for the public.

Hopefully the creative team can keep the good mix between the “tv soldier” and the front line soldier. Adding in that Doug only joined because he needed a job and has a beautiful and young wife at home, it should make for good reading.

Jacamon has a manga influenced style. It reminds me of Archaia’s Lucid and the work of Anna Wieszczyk, except Jacamon isn’t as sharp and pointed. It’s not bad work at all. He’s got a good grasp of storytelling, the panels and pages flowing smoothly.

Cyclops #1 receives
4 out of 5

An interesting concept and well executed mix between the two sides of the story.

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