By Greg Rucka, Russell Dauterman and Chris Sotomayor
Every young kid or teenager at one point or another has wanted to grow up to be their father at some point. There are few a exceptions with this, even if you can fire concussive force beams from your eyes, you still envy your father. Greg Rucka is the writer of the new Cyclops series and he has the ultimate father and son bonding trip in store for Scott and Christopher Summers.
Greg Rucka is a very talented writer who has a ton of experience in this industry, and he busts out his fun side for this story. Rucka really excels at writing Scott’s thoughts as we get a monologue for much of the issue. This helps the reader to get better acquainted with teen Cyclops and understand his emotions as he embarks on this new journey with a father he doesn’t know. Rucka also writes Corsair wonderfully too as he tries to learn how to be a father to a teenager for the first time. There is a lot of light humor and fun moments in this story that it should be easy for anyone to pick it up and enjoy it.
The art duties are handled by Russell Dauterman who does a nice job for the most part. There are a few panels where Scott looks like an 8 year old or where a character is misshaped, but it doesn’t take away from the enjoyment of the issue. Dauterman does his best work when he has the opportunity to draw someone close. The first page of Cyclops is masterfully drawn and exciting to look at. Many of the space panels are well drawn and colored beautifully by Chris Sotomayor.
This could easily have been a book that fell flat, but Greg Rucka and Russell Dauterman have done an excellent job of making it fun and exciting. Cyclops has been a character who is popular, but not popular enough to sustain his own title. The combination of Rucka and Dauterman have the book off to an exciting start that will hopefully continue every month!