[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]
Writer: John Semper Jr
Artist: Will Conrad
Using Boom Tube technology and the help of S.T.A.R. Labs and Cyborg, agent Taylor has been reborn as Variant! Possessing much of the same technology as Cyborg, she immediately begins training with Vic, but something is really wrong — but by the time Cyborg figures it out, it may be too late.
Semper, Jr. totally messes with Cyborg’s mind in this issue and I love it. Victor seems to have found a sense of normalcy being around agent Taylor as he trains her in use of her abilities. I don’t want to give too much away about their relationship, but let’s just say Victor really trusts agent Taylor! You almost feel happy that Cyborg finally has someone he can fully relate to — and that’s when Semper, Jr. hits you with the bomb, and I never saw it coming!
My only negative about this book is the capture of Dr. Silas Stone, Victor’s father. In my opinion it’s really starting to drag out with each visit to his situation being nothing more than a taunting conversation to the android that’s holding him captive. I just wish he’d at least attempt some kind of escape or at least attempt to make contact with Cyborg.
Cyborg #6 really shows you how vulnerable Cyborg is and there’s nothing wrong with that. Immediately once Agent Taylor, now known as Variant, came to life, Victor says he knows how she must feel. He lets her know he’s finally relieved not to be the only one that’s a walking CPU. The ending is where Semper, Jr. really threw me off and that’s great, because I totally didn’t see this twist, and I think it will mess with Victor’s mind for a while.