Connect with us
Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #12 Review

Comic Books

Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #12 Review

‘Whisperer Saga’ ends here!

Visually speaking, this is one of the strongest times to be interested in comics due to so many books looking great. With a wide variety of art styles we’re also being spoiled weekly with a variety of comics that can suit your personality regardless of what you like. Enter Cave Carson, a series that’s just wicked when it comes to visuals with Michael Avon Oeming drawing some of his best work and Nick Filardo coloring it into the stratosphere. It’s a book everyone should at least look at once to see what you can do with the visual medium.

So what’s it about?

The official summary reads:

Listen to the latest episode of our weekly comics podcast!

The final chapter of the Whisperer Saga is here! After learning the devastating truth behind his Cybernetic Eye, Cave teams up with a mysterious new ally to defeat the Whisperer and his forces once and for all. Plus, an all-new “Wonderful World of Rocks with Professor Marc Bartow” article and “Bane’s Coloring Corner” activity page!

Why does this matter?

This is the last issue in the first story arc and, of course, the heroes’ backs are put against a wall. Jon Rivera has mixed in a lot of relatable family drama (like fathers who don’t hug their kids), which makes all the insane gore and monster madness that much more real. Sorta.

Fine, you have my attention. What’s good about it?

Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #12 Review
This issue is all about love.

Oeming and Filardi have turned the volume up on this series to a full ten, but I’m pretty sure they broke off the knob with this issue! There are so many striking panels, full page layouts, and double page layouts I had to flip through this issue three times to really appreciate the art. Oeming has a knack for adding a bit of detail in backgrounds that don’t even need to be there–just look below– and they always add a little something extra. Ben-Day dot addicts probably only need this series to satiate their cravings because dammit, Oeming goes all out with them! The story is all the more striking because the art plays around with what is possible. Take for instance a beautiful full page spread of Cave’s wife remembering her child. Using lots of yellow and some cool orange, the page pops with a wallpaper-like nuclear symbol and well placed memories. As she dives into these memories we see how meaningful the family was to each other and it’s a touching moment.

Rivera continues to write good dysfunctionally healthy family drama too. I say healthy because in a way it’s all so normal and relatable. Fathers who don’t hug their kids, lovers who are at odds but somehow that makes them stronger. There’s a lot there on the page that’s worth revisiting and thinking about. The story wraps up well with a satisfying conclusion to most of the plot threads. The final page gives you the warm and fuzzies too and there’s a lot of hope for the fun to come.

Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #12 Review
Ouch!

It can’t be perfect can it?

One could argue the bad guys are defeated with a bit of deus ex machina developments and with too much ease. Considering the defeat is tied to the heroes being recharged by love I beg to differ, though it does feel slightly unearned given the hardships befell the heroes in previous issues.

Is It Good?

A great wrap-up issue that reminds readers we are powerless without love. This book is also incredible visually and should be looked at by everyone!

Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #12 Review
Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #12
Is it good?
Another gorgeous issue you have to see to believe.
Visuals you must see to believe
Ties well into the love of family even if it's dysfunctional
A deus ex machina type ending
9.5
Great

Like what we do here at AIPT? Consider supporting us and independent comics journalism by becoming a patron today! In addition to our sincere thanks, you can browse AIPT ad-free, gain access to our vibrant Discord community of patrons and staff members, get trade paperbacks sent to your house every month, and a lot more. Click the button below to get started!

Comments

In Case You Missed It

X-Men Monday #97 - Simon Spurrier Answers Your Way of X Questions X-Men Monday #97 - Simon Spurrier Answers Your Way of X Questions

X-Men Monday #97 – Simon Spurrier Answers Your Way of X Questions

Comic Books

Demon Days: X-Men #1 Demon Days: X-Men #1

‘Demon Days: X-Men’ #1 review

Comic Books

America Chavez: Made in the USA #1 cover, Sara Pichelli America Chavez: Made in the USA #1 cover, Sara Pichelli

‘America Chavez: Made in the USA’ #1 review: Is this America?

Comic Books

EXCLUSIVE Marvel First Look: Heroes Reborn: Weapon X & Final Flight #1 EXCLUSIVE Marvel First Look: Heroes Reborn: Weapon X & Final Flight #1

EXCLUSIVE Marvel First Look: Heroes Reborn: Weapon X & Final Flight #1

Comic Books

Connect
Newsletter Signup