DC Rebirth is upon us:
- Week One saw the debut of DC Universe Rebirth #1 and its massive reveals (spoilers here)!
- Week Two saw the debut of the critically acclaimed Batman Rebirth #1, Superman Rebirth #1, Green Lanterns Rebirth #1 and Green Arrow #1 (spoilers here).
- Week Three greeted readers with Aquaman Rebirth #1, The Flash Rebirth #1 and Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 (spoilers here).
- Week Four saw Titans Rebirth #1 hit stands anchored by a returning Wally West Flash (spoilers here).
- Week Five was an extra “fifth week” of comics that saw no special DC Rebirth one-shot released.
- Week Six saw Justice League Rebirth #1 had the New 52 Justice League accept the pre-Flashpoint Superman as Rebirth’s Man of Steel (spoilers here).
- Week Seven saw Nightwing Rebirth #1, with a prominent Batman appearance, and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Rebirth #1 land on stands (spoilers here).
- Week Eight saw Batgirl and the Birds of Prey Rebirth #1 and The Hellblazer Rebirth #1 one-shots make waves (spoilers here).
- Week Nine saw Red Hood and The Outlaws Rebirth #1 focus in Red Hood and Batman’s relationship as Bizarro and Artemis are set to round out Rebirth’s dark trinity (spoilers here).
- Week Ten had Suicide Squad Rebirth #1 explode on stands ahead of its film’s wicked weekend (spoilers here).
- Week Eleven saw Deathstroke Rebirth #1 get the new namesake series off to a solid start (spoilers here).
- Week Twelve had Supergirl Rebirth #1 hit stands with a very new status quo (spoilers here).
- Week Thirteen had Blue Beetle Rebirth #1 brought back TWO Blue Beetles in Jaime Reyes AND Ted Kord (spoilers here).
- Week Fourteen was an extra “fifth week” of comics that saw no special DC Rebirth one-shot released.
Week fifteen only has one DC Comics Rebirth one-shot for fandom: Cyborg Rebirth #1!
Cyborg Rebirth #1 spoilers and review follow.
The book opens with someone or something hoping to test Cyborg as you can see from the narration.
And Malware will do just that!
The mysterious Red Room, that we saw during Forever Evil, reemerges; its where all the significant and dangerous tech is kept in DC Comics!
We also get a retelling of Cyborg’s origin plus an action shot with Cyborg being a founding member of the Justice League in DC Comics Rebirth.
Cyborg defeats Malware, but also finds a recording of his father speaking about his son and concerns over his humanity and other things.
Cyborg is interested and haunted by that recording, but the battle has been won!
He listens to more of the recording and wonders whether he is actually Victor Stone or a downloaded copy of the original Victor Stone while the individual who was testing him…
…reveals that all the mechanized heroes and villains in DC Comics all have been engineered from patient zero… the Cyborg Superman, Supergirl’s dad! Plus, speaking of that, the big villain of this Cyborg series is…
…Cyborg’s dad Silas Stone?! Or someone bearing a resemblance to him? Certainly DC wants us ti think its him with the “father” references in the dialogue.
I actually wasn’t expecting to like this book or read it past the one-shot, but the art was so good and story so compelling I may just be here for sampling of the ongoing twice monthly series’ first arc. One of the best one-shots of the DC Comics Rebirth era so far.
Tags: Cyborg, DC Comics, Rebirth