There is an oft-repeated belief that Cyclops was the villain of the Revolution era of X-Men comics—the period mostly written by Brian Michael Bendis that includes Uncanny X-Men volume 4, All New X-Men, and to a lesser extent, Jason Aaron’s Wolverine and the X-Men. That belief is wrong.
So one day, Marvel decided to release a book about a young, time traveling Cyclops going into space with his space pirate father (who he thought was dead) to reconnect. I thought it was a rather goofy premise, and that it wouldn’t be for me, but I would still have appreciated the fact that Marvel was publishing it for varieties sake. Then I learned that it would be written by Greg Rucka. I bought the first issue the day it came out. For five issues, Greg Rucka took Cyclops and his father on a kind of space road trip so the two could have some personal time with one another. Things of course went bad for them, but they persevered, and overall Greg Rucka’s run was a very enjoyable and satisfying read. Now John Layman (of Chew fame) takes the rains. So, how does this first issue stack up to what’s come before?
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. [Read more…] about Cyclops #4 Review! Man (and son) V.S. Wild