Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #1 Review

Series: Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team
Issue: 1

Words: Cullen Bunn
Art: Miguel Valderrama
Colors: Jason Wordie
Letters: Frank Cvetkovic 

Publisher: Dark Horse
Published: September 9, 2020
Summary: New series based on the highly anticipated game! Nadia, an assistant EMT for a privately-owned business known as Trauma Team International, is the sole survivor of a failed rescue mission turned shootout. After she agrees to continue work for an upcoming extraction mission, Nadia and her new team find themselves in an even more dangerous and life-threatening situation. Featuring the incredible creative team of writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and illustrator Miguel Valderrama (Giants)!


Review

After watching the rest of her rescue team be slaughtered, Nadia is back on the job and staring danger in the face, all the while dealing with her survivor’s guilt and the trauma of her recent experience.

With his script, writer Cullen Bunn ensures that readers know everything that they need to know in order to become fully immersed in the story, but nothing more. Come issue’s end, readers will have a list of questions that they are eager to have answered and, I’m sure, will be convinced to stick around long enough for them to be answered. In typical Cullen Bunn fashion, Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #1 wastes no time getting started, dropping readers into the trenches, immediately making them aware of what’s at stake.

Miguel Valderrama‘s razor-sharp line work and close attention to detail, teamed with Jason Wordie’s stunning colors, transport readers to an unforgettable, neon lit, blood-stained futurescape. Although the aesthetic of Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #1 is clearly inspired by its video game source material, it reads, looks, and feels like a fresh sci-fi comic, giving gamers and non-gamers good reason to take in the sights and stay for a while.

The Bottom Line

Based on a video game or not, Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #1 is exciting, dramatic, and everything that it intends to be, making for a worthwhile reading experience.

The Bottom Line
Based on a video game or not, Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #1 is exciting, dramatic, and everything that it intends to be, making for a worthwhile reading experience.
8.6
Score

Charlie Chipman
Charlie Chipman
The kind of guy who almost always ends his e-mails with, "Cheers," Charlie serves as Editor-in-Chief here at The Brazen Bull where he often reviews comic books and television shows. His favorite punctuation mark is the interrobang‽

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