The Trial of Jean Grey may not of been my favorite crossover, but my favorite part of that whole arc was that it gave us a new Cyclops book. For anyone who hasn’t checked this book out yet or doesn’t know this series, this is about the young time displaced Cyclops and not the present day revolutionary Cyclops. I’ve enjoyed the father and son feel that this book has had throughout the whole series. This may not be an all-ages book, but I feel it does have a rather mass appeal to everyone.
The writer of this newest installment was Greg Rucka. Our incredible artist here was Russell Dauterman. The cool stylized cover here was penciled by Alexander Lozano.
Cyclops #4 Plot
This issue really revolves around some father and son bonding while taking a step back from the over arcing story. As we saw last time both Cyclops and his dad, Corsair, have chrash landed on an alien planet with no way off. Just to make the situation worse Corsair has a limited amount of the medicine that’s keeping him alive. Like I said earlier, most of the rest of the issue is just father and son bonding, from training Scott’s sword fighting to hanging out around a campfire. Without spoiling anything this issue’s end does set up the next part of this story.
Cyclops #4 Words and Art
One of the more well known creators, Greg Rucka, wrote this issue. Rucka continues to do a great job making Cyclops seem like a real teenager. He also captures the father-son dynamic here better than most that I have seen. I love in his depiction of their relationship that he always puts some emphasis on how akward and uncomfortable their relationship is.
Fun and colorful art is provided here by Russell Dauterman. Although Cyclops is Dauterman’s debut book at Marvel, you wouldn’t be able to tell. He has a very playful and kind of cartoony art style without ever seeming as though the book can’t be taken seriously.
In total, this was a great all around issue. While it did feel a little insignificant in the grand scheme of the book it was a very fun read. If you’ve been enjoying this father son dynamic and story, Rucka doesn’t fail to provide what you want.
CBH Score: 4.4/5 Stars