Saturday, January 21, 2017

Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #4

   I'm impressed with the way this series is managing to walk the fine line between the traditional version of Cave Carson (an underground explorer who uses his amazing invention to cut into the Earth) and the modern storytelling that offers up new characters, corporate intrigue, horrifying underground monsters and mysterious events.

   It helps that the art is by Michael Avon Oeming, who has a dynamic, original style that keeps the series grounded but also conveys the exotic creatures and events that drive the story.

   The story by Jon Rivera and Gerard Way is loaded with odd turns, mysteries, violence, hidden civilizations, family moments - and horror.

   It's not a book I'd recommend for young readers - it's really for adults only - and if you haven't read the earlier issues, it's probably best to wait for the collection - it would be tough to sort this story out by this point.

   But for those who tackle it, the reward are great.

Grade: A-


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