Cave Carson might have a cybernetic eye, but it turns out he's as relatable as they come and turns out his book is pretty great as well.
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye is a pretty spot on description of the book, but while the eye is one of a few central mysteries, the most compelling part of the book is Carson himself. He's innately likable, and writers Gerard Way and Jon Rivera manage to craft a character that's flawed, funny and dealing with grief in a more realistic way than comic characters tend to display.
The same subtle brush is applied to Cave's relationship with his daughter, a mixed bag of strain, tenderness, and humor that only a father-daughter relationship can provide.
Cave Carson isn't exactly a household name, but the creative team manages to introduce the character flawlessly, and after just one issue it feels as if you have a solid grasp on what this character is about, and what's in front of him. The aforementioned cybernetic eye is what springs to mind in this regard, and the mystery is twofold. How he got in the first place, and what it can really do. Plus, the team even manages to rope in a vigilante favorite unexpectedly.
The book wouldn't be nearly as good though without the artistic talents of Michael Avon Oeming, who is doing some wonderful work in Cave Carson. His style fits this universe extremely well, and the science fiction elements allow Oeming and colorist Nick Filardi a chance to get creative with not only their designs but with their color palette. Even the grayer panels have at least one pop of neon green, red, or blue, breaking up the darker tones just enough.
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye is a wonderful introduction to the character, and for new and old fans alike there's something to enjoy. Issue 1 is in stores now.
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Written By: Gerard Way and Jon Rivera
Art By: Michael Avon Oeming0comments
Colors By: Nick Filardi
Letters By: Clem Robins