You know what happens when you seem like you have someone who looks and acts like they’re the main character, but they turn out to be a decoy instead? Yeah, that’s basically Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #1 in a nutshell.
Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word is Dark Horse Comics’ second comic book foray into the Cyberpunk 2077 universe. The first being Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team, but that’s a story for another time. You Have My Word is the work of writer Barstoz Sztybor, artist Jesus Hervas (who also did the cover art), and colorist Giulia Brusco. The comic book will be available from Dark Horse Comics on April 28, 2021 for a mere $3.99.
Warning: spoilers for Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #1 below. If you plan on reading this comic book adventure from Night City, check it out on April 28, and come back here then.
Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #1: Plot Summary
Whoo boy, where to begin with Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #1? You start off with 3 possible protagonists: 2 big muscle-bound dudes who never get names, and a woman named Oriona. We all know that she’s the main character here, right? Well, yes and no. See, the story does focus on Oriona a lot. However, soon after introducing us to Oriona, the story also introduces to an elderly woman named Teresa. Teresa is just the simple owner of a small diner in the middle of nowhere, having to deal with customers as unruly as they are just plain rude. However, there’s something about her that implies there’s a lot more to her than meets the eye.
Well, soon after that part in Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #1, Oriona and her coworkers go on a job. Said job involves intimidating a high level corporate goon with a very twisted hobby. Simple and easy, right? Well, the job itself was. And then things start getting complicated. Apparently, Oriona, as it turns out, is Teresa’s daughter. Not only that, but for some reason, Oriona gets killed for something that may or may not be related to her job. At least, according to a mysterious woman who shows up at Teresa’s place. We don’t know if this woman is lying or not, but I suppose that’s what we’ll find out in the next issue of Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word.
Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #1: The Good
Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word is a glorious mixture of drama, action, mystery, suspense, and eroticism. Perfect for a comic book set in the world created by CD Projekt Red. I honestly cannot praise this comic book enough. Especially for the sheer number of plot threads the comic sets up. It feels like it’s all building up to be the cyberpunk mystery of the century. I honestly can’t wait for the next issue to find out more.
Teresa also seems like a really interesting character and likely protagonist for Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #1. She has this air of being a retired badass, even as she’s verbally abused by irate customers who have no idea who they’re dealing with. I’ll bet that if they ever find out who she really is, they might be a bit more polite to her in the future. Assuming that they live that long, that is. There’s also a possible Mama Bear in the works for her, given that Oriona is her daughter. If she is truly dead, I’m pretty sure that there will be a reckoning.
Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word: The Bad
Honestly, it’s hard to find anything truly bad to say about Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #1. It’s just so well written that I really have to nitpick here. I guess the one thing I think could use a little work are the 2 muscle-bound gentlemen who’d been working with Oriona. True, they were unimportant to the plot. However, I do feel that with names, and a bit more personality, they could’ve been more protagonist red herrings to tease us with. Bit of a shame that they were only side character here in this first issue.
I guess one more nitpick for Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word is the cliffhanger ending. However, even that’s stretching it, because the cliffhanger isn’t anywhere near as bad as some others. Looking at you, RWBY, and your stupidly atrocious cliffhangers. You almost make me want to smash the screen in frustration, which I explicitly do not with this Cyberpunk 2077 comic book.
Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #1 is another dark and gritty adventure into CD Projekt Red’s Night City. Honestly, it’s just as good as Trauma Team, maybe even better. If you too want to check out this comic book, head on over to Dark Horse Comics and check it out when it releases on April 28, 2021.
Source: Dark Horse Comics