Monday, March 26, 2018

Comic Book Review: Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #1

Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye kicks off its monthly run letting us know exactly what we're in for. It's full-on kooky intergalactic fun for a mature audience. The artwork is what really caught my attention, but that's not to say anything negative about the writing. Michael Avon Oeming's handiwork has a retro golden age flavor to it while still managing to feel fresh and relevant for today's comic book readers.

After a year of multiverse-hopping and fighting in the Milk Wars, returning to a normal life of digging and cave-diving just isn’t the same for explorer Cave Carson. Sure, he’s got his podcast, family and that cybernetic eye, but reminiscing about times gone by isn’t the same as living. Luckily for Cave Carson and his daughter Chloe, they’re about to get sucked into an all-new adventure—literally—when they go spelunking in a black hole! But what’s caused this black hole to appear and what’s its connection to the intergalactic music sensation Star Adam?

As far as the rating for Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #1 is concerned, there are a couple f-bombs dropped. Honestly, that's about all I can think of right offhand that would merit this being recommended for mature audiences only. I don't really think Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye would appeal to younger readers anyway. It's a bit too dense and heady for your general superhero crowd. This would be perfect for Dune or Saga enthusiasts.

I would recommend Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #1 to those looking for something a bit more complex than your standard comic book fare. A good description for what to expect really is Buck Rogers or Flash Gordon mixed with Heavy Metal if you ate a handful of mushrooms beforehand. I've never ate mushrooms of that nature, but from seeing Young Guns it's what I would picture.

Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #1 was written by Jon Rivera. Art is provided by Michael Avon Oeming (Batman '66). The book is 32 pages long and came out March 21st, 2018.

Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #1 is available now in print and digital editions.