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Cyclops #7
Writer: Matz / Artist: De Meyere

 

Review Information

Reviewer: Paul D. Houston
Review Date: December 2011

Comic Information

Publisher: Archaia Entertainment

7.0

out of 10

 

I've been reading and loving this series from issue one. There was a huge delay between issues 5 and 6 and a change of artist as I am sure something happened behind the scenes, but the memory of the story is still fresh in my mind as I read issue 7. It's a deep psychological story that reflects a lot of real world issues happening in current society even if the story takes place in the future. 

If you have not been reading one of the best comic series of the year let me shortly layout the gist of the story. It's fifty years in the future and corporations run the world and run the wars. War is entertainment and these corporations broadcast it live for the mass audiences. One such corporation Multicorps employs a specialized brigade of troops called Cyclops who go into the most dangerous situations of any warzone and broadcast out whatever happens to them. The Cyclops are audience favorites so when the Cyclops brigade are set up by their employers for reasons as yet unknown, the Cyclops go rogue and intend to bring their employers to justice. 

I'm not sure if that paragraph really does the series justice as it's got a lot of little plot points strung throughout the story that aren't easily explained. I will just say if you like military thrillers or psychological crime noir stuff give this comic a shot, it's entrancing. The only bad thing I will say about this story is that it will probably read better in a graphic novel format rather than single issues. 

Writer Matz is known in America for his previous critically acclaimed series The Killer and Cyclops is an amply creative follow up comic. Matz is one hell of a writer, the kind of writer who could knock off a deeply involving novel as well as a thrilling comic book. The new artist on the series is a good replacement for Luc Jacamon the original artist on the series, but I prefer Jacamon. I'm eagerly anticipating the ending of this story and look forward to being able to purchase the collected edition when it comes out. This is the kind of comic I will recommend to non-comic readers as it's the kind of subject matter that crosses over between modern reality and enjoyable escapist entertainment.






 
 



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