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Cyclops #9

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By John Layman, Javier Garron and Chris Sotomayor

Growing up, every child has dreams about having power over their parents. Perhaps there is something about authority or the boundaries set by our parents as when we are young that make us rebel. Scott Summers officially has all the power over his father in this month’s Cyclops, and you might be surprised at what he does with it.

John Layman really has filled in nicely for Greg Rucka. While they have different story telling methods, Layman has kept up the fun on Cyclops each month. Layman has done such a good job rounding out the supporting cast that we don’t really want Scott to leave. Layman has also taken the time to show us how Scott came into the favor of Valesh. He didn’t rush things to make the story progress, which is a big boost for readers. Layman continues to show us Scott using his charm and charisma to make friends on the ship and gain allies. This is important not just for whom the character is now, but also for whom he could potentially be in the future.

The art duties this month are handled by Javier Garron with colors by Chris Sotomayor. As the issues progress, the more Javier Garron’s art starts to resembles Russell Dauterman’s. Garron has many very good panels, but Corsair beating on a member of the Desolation Crew is the best of the bunch. Garron’s smooth lines allow for this issue to be easy on the eyes. The colors by Chris Sotomayor are excellent as always. They help the art immensely with bright and vibrant colors and make Garron’s pencils leap off the page. Garron has really improved his work since he’s first started on Cyclops and with Sotomayor’s colors, this is a great tandem.

Cyclops continues to be an impressive book each month. I keep waiting for it to dip in quality, but it never does. Everything about this series, from the words to the pencils has been wonderful. Layman and Garron are putting in great work and really fleshing Scott out. Kudos to a job well done for everyone involved.

Cyclops #9

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