I can't remember the last time I saw an exciting depiction of a Cyclops. Was there even a first time?
Surely the horned, goat-legged fellow in The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958) is an aberration. As monsters go, the average Cyclops seems rather unremarkable, save for his single eye (or his lack of an eye, if you're the "glass half empty" type).
I suspect my depiction of Polyphemus (above, drawn for an Odyssey study guide back during my teaching days) is the most unremarkable of all, except for its passing resemblance to the Absorbing Man.The Cyclops Anonymous, 2008, graphite.
I recently attempted to draw a remarkable Cyclops. I leave the remarks to you!