Cyber Force #7
It falls to Stryker to explain to Dr. Thibault the predicament she is in. Ripclaw has run off, but the rest of “Cyber Force” is there to help. Stryker’s suggestion is for the doctor to leave and to convince the refugees to follow. It’s a dangerous part of the world and Stryker’s crew cannot stay.
Aphrodite heads off by herself, occasionally plagued by memories she can’t make sense of. Velocity follows, trying once again to bond. Unfortunately they’re set upon by the hulking beast from last issue, Ripclaw’s “enemy”. He plows through Stryker, Aphrodite, and Velocity, tearing apart the camp until Ripclaw arrives. Together they drive him off.
But it’s not without loss. Dr. Dominique Thibault is wounded, dying, and Aphrodite has only one solution to save her.
I can’t believe I didn’t see it a couple of issues ago.
As a fan of the original series, I am so psyched to see what they do with her.
Overall, this issue is more of the same that we’ve come to expect. Some character development. Aphrodite remains one I’m curious about even if it’s a common trope of having to piece back together your memories. Still, the way her memories surface, by creating a hologram over the surrounding area, is interesting.
Dominique is torn between being a healer and what she feels is a coward. She can stay and help the people and most likely die or leave and possibly condemn children to their deaths. She’s also religious and we find that Stryker isn’t (the conversation between the two shocked me). The dynamic between the two is one I look forward to.
The art is probably the book’s weak point, as it has been the entire time. Rojo gives some really great close ups but otherwise he often has problems with perspective. Sometimes limbs seem longer or shorter than they really should be and the distant shots of characters often seem almost comical (such as when Ripclaw and Stryker are both fighting the cyborg).
But his close ups are great visually. The facial expressions speak volumes and are well drawn and detailed. And I’m loving the colors.
Overall, this issue isn’t anything special in terms of the previous six issues. But if you’ve been following and liking Cyber Force, this is definitely one you’ll want to pick up.
It’s more of the same from the creative team. If you haven’t liked Cyber Force up to this point, this probably won’t be the issue to sway you. But if you’ve enjoyed it (as I have), this’ll be another fun book. Personally, I’m just really excited to see how the rest of the classic team get introduced.
Cyber Force #7: The Price of Helping
Writing - 8/108/10
Storyline - 8/108/10
Art - 6/106/10
Color - 7/107/10
Cover Art - 6/106/10
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