Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #1.
Yes, yes, Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye is indeed the full length title of DC Comics newest Young Animal title. The third title coming from the Young Animals umbrella is exactly as you’d expect it to be, a bit weird, with hints of insanity. While I agree with DC Comics description of Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye as an “absurdity action- adventure”, it pales in comparison to the madness that is Shade, The Changing Girl, which is a book I didn’t much care for and thus is missing a sweet, sweet review. If you’re looking for something strange and out of this world I must suggest Michael Allred’s Silver Surfer, it’s just as irrational and unworldly weird, but manages to hold itself together both in art and story.
Back to actually reviewing Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye after that small side note, Cave Carson was once a television adventure star. Creating a group of young adventurers called the The Mighty Mole Team with his wife and daughter, the family traveled around the world accomplishing feats no other family could ever dream of doing. But time passes, things change, daughters grow older, wives get sick, and cybernetic eyes end up in your face. I know, I know, it’s a tale as old as time.
Now Cave Carson is being haunted by visions or hallucinations, fragmented memories he’d wish to forget or futures he’s not supposed to see. It’s a trip that tip toes on the line between sane and insanity.
Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye is a crazy ride that has Gerard Way written all over it, obviously he isn’t alone, he’s joined by newcomer Jon Rivera. Not a bad start for Rivera, I say newcomer because I had a difficult time finding anything he’d done previously, and traveling beyond page 3 of google was bearing little fruit. I’ve always liked Michael Avon Oemig’s art, and it fits Cave Carson perfectly. Together it makes a book that’s, yes absurd, but oh so readable. It’s definitely the best book next to Doom Patrol, I don’t think any Young Animals book could dethrone that powerhouse… yet.