Some characters in comics have to spend a long time in filling in the background of panels before they can step up to the big leagues. Victor Stone has been one of DC’s most notable background characters for 25 years and probably best known as a major member of creator Marv Wolfman’s Teen Titans. The technologically hybrid hero has been the prime example of the “outsider” character which has made him a favorite among young readers who have identified with him. Now in a larger role as a founding member of the Justice League, Victor Stone is getting his own solo series by critically acclaimed writer, David F. Walker and DC’s resident artist superstar, Ivan Reis.
Issue #1 debuted just this week and it is already collecting high praise from the comic book community. Within just the first few pages the groundwork, it’s clear that Cyborg will be dealing with a lot more than a typical roster of throw-away villains. Vic Stone is the star of this book and David Walker is writing for the man more than he is the machine.