The Cyber Spectre #1
Writer and Creator: Richard Emms
Artist: Ale Garza
Edited by: James Pruett
Published by: Scout Comics
What it’s about…
In a world run by super-computers and where the judicial system is purely digital, there is no human error, just a singular artificial intelligence that calculates the outcome of every possible crime. From murder to drug deals, the computer determines the fate of all humanity. But there’s a crime that seems to have slipped through the cracks- Who or what is the Cyber Spectre?
What I thought about it…
Cyber Spectre #1 is one of those comics I wasn’t planning on buying during my last visit to my comic show. But since I had a few extra bucks to spend, I figured why not check out an indy book? and what better place to start than with issue #1. Although I just notices there was an issue #0, but oh well.
Annywho, from what I’ve learned, Cyber Spectre was Kickstarted by the creative team of Rochard Emms, and Ale Garza. I’m not too familiar with Emms work, but I’ve always enjoyed Garza’s art on books like Gen¹³, Zero, E.V.E. Protomecha, and Batgirl. So I knew at least the art in Cyber Spectre would be solid, and it was.
The story in this issue is good, but we really don’t get any answers as to what is going on with the lead character. The setting too is vague, but everything in this futuristic city looks really cool. The overall premise is creative, and the idea of justice being decided by a mechanical judge could lead to many other stories.
Ale Garza’s artwork is the strongest asset in the comic. His style is good and lends itself well to a world set far in the future. Oracle Colors does some solid work in this issue too. Every scene, and character pops with amazing bright coloring.
Cyber Spectre #1 was a solid start, and the series has a ton potential. The story can only get better from here, and the art is perfect for this type of book. Issue #1 may not deliver a lot of answers, but the comic left me wanting to see what happens next. So all in all, this comic was worth picking up.
The Cyber Spectre #1 score: B+