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Supergirl: Everything You Need To Know About Cyborg Superman The CW"s TV show Supergirl has presented its own version of Cyborg Superman - but there"s a whole lot of DC Comics history behind the character.

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Supergirl và Cyborg Superman
From starting his fictional life as a Marvel knock-off to lớn being used as the lynchpin khổng lồ launch several major plot initiatives at DC Comics, the character that would go on to lớn be called Cyborg Superman is arguably one of the most interesting in comics. If you’re a fan of the CW’s Supergirl, then you might know the name Hank Henshaw as being an alias of the Martian Manhunter - that is, until recently when the real Hank Henshaw returned as a version of the comics villain Cyborg Superman.

Comic fans know the former astronaut actually has one of the deeper histories of any character in the DC universe. Created in 1990, the character has transformed from a forgettable one off character khổng lồ being a formidable antagonist for a large portion of the DCU. Here are 16 Things You Need To Know About Hank “Cyborg Superman” Henshaw.


Supergirl Hank Henshaw Glowing Eyes
In the Superboy comics of the 1990s, Cadmus was a genetics lab that created a clone of Superman by combining his DNA with Lex Luthor’s. While operating in a morally grey area, the team at Cadmus were generally considered the good guys. The second season of Supergirl, however, has introduced Cadmus as an anti-alien terrorist organization run by Lillian Luthor, Lex’s mother. On the show, Cadmus has been responsible for putting alien guns in the hands of criminals và creating not one, but two Metallos. During the episode “The Darkest Place”, Lillian baits Supergirl inlớn coming to lớn a Cadmus facility by kidnapping Mon-El. The alien survivor of Krypton’s sister planet Daxom had been captured by who he thought was Jon J’onzz, but was actually Hank Henshaw - sort of.

In the television series" canon, Hank Henshaw was a DEO agent left for dead on a mission with Kara Danver’s adopted father Jeremiah (played by Lois & Clark’s Superman Dean Cain.) The Martian Manhunter would go on to lớn assume Henshaw’s identity và role as a DEO field agent. While Henshaw’s target for revenge in the comics was Superman, on television his sights are phối on Supergirl and Martian Manhunter for both being aliens to Earth & stealing his life. This version of Henshaw was saved by Cadmus scientists who upgraded hyên ổn using cybernetics to make hlặng as svào as Superman, but his origin has little khổng lồ do with the original Hank Henshaw và has yet khổng lồ display any of his signature abilities, like technopathy.

15 He’s Inspired By Marvel Characters


Fantastic Four Marvel Universe There"s Still Hope
While Hank isn’t a direct copy of Reed Richards, he và his fellow astronauts introduced in The Adventures of Superman tale “The Limits of Power” are DC’s answer lớn what would happen if the Fantastic Four had been created in their universe. Hank, his wife and two other astronauts are exposed to radiation from a solar flare while aboard a shuttle mission for LexCorp. At first Hank believed they could save sầu his friends who had been transformed into beings of rocks and radiation respectively. Hank was the only astronaut unaffected except for his hair turning Trắng, a side effect of Reed Richards exposure lớn Cosmic Rays as well. The DC answer to Ben Grimilimet would go on khổng lồ commit suicide by MRI, while its iteration of the Human Torch would burn himself out in the sun. Hank was able to save sầu his wife Terri before she “disappeared” inlớn another dimension. Henshaw’s toàn thân was ravaged by radiation poisoning, but his mind was able to lớn live on in a computer, much lượt thích the Marvel character Wonder Man. From there, much like a less-đáng yêu version of Chappie, he set about building a makeshift robot toàn thân from Lexcorp tech.


Cyborg Superman
In 1993, DC Comics" editorial board decided khổng lồ tap into the zeitgeist of the stylized comic books wave started at Marvel. DC announced they were going to replace both Batman và Superman with new, "cooler" versions of the characters. The move was intended lớn be a meta-critical statement on how the DC characters were different from the popular characters of the day, but it also created a sales boom that would affect the industry for decades lớn come. Henshaw was reintroduced to DC continuity after the "Death of Superman" in a storyline dubbed "Reign of the Supermen," in which four new Supermen appear.

After Superman’s apparent death at the hands of Doomsday, four replacement Supermen came out of the woodwork; they included John Henry Irons, an architect who had been saved by Superman and wanted to honor his memory as Steel; Superboy, a clone of Superman with tactile telekinesis; the Last Son of Krypton, a reprogrammed artificial intelligence given physical khung by the robots of the Fortress of Solitude; and finally Cyborg Superman, a half-kryptonian, half-robot Superman replacement claiming lớn be the original Clark Kent, rebuilt. It would later be revealed that the Cyborg was actually Hank Henshaw having returned to Earth khổng lồ seek revenge against Superman, only lớn find him dead at Doomsday’s hands. Henshaw built a new body using Kal-el’s birthing matrix comprised of enough kryptonian materials to lớn convince skeptics in the DC universe that he was the “real” Superman.


Cyborg Superman Holding a Power Ring
While Cyborg Superman can certainly mimic Superman’s powers, Henshaw’s actual abilities are quite a bit stronger than the Man of Steel"s. Hank can transfer his consciousness into lớn any technology. Throughout his career of Superman-obsessed villainy, Henshaw has upgraded his form by interacting with different alien tech like the Kryptonian birthing matrix, the 4th Dimension powering Source Wall, và a post-Marvel-Kirby-created WarWorld. Henshaw would become obsessed with creating a Warworld of his own.

Cy-Supes has demonstrated the ability khổng lồ inhabit and control artificial intelligences & constructs. In one instance, Henshaw overwrote the DNA of an Apokoliptian guard while absorbing the công nghệ in his armor. The incident also gave sầu the character his first new look since his return in "Reign of the Supermen." In later Green Lantern story arcs, Henshaw would come to lớn realize his powers grant hyên ổn an immortality he doesn’t want. In the "New 52", Henshaw has only recently begun showing signs of technopathy after finding an alien artifact in a modified version of the Excalibur mission from his origin.


In the Youtube đoạn phim The Death & Return of Superman, screenwriter Max Landis recounts the events of the massive comics event in a Drunk History style. While Max tells the story of "The Death of Superman", actors played out some of the most memorable storylines in comics history. Landis includes Hank Henshaw’s entire origin story featuring former Good Son Elijah Wood as Cyborg Superman & adult film star Misti Dawn as his wife Terri. Other cameos included Mandy Moore as Lois Lane, Daredevil’s Elden Henson as Doomsday and even Simon Pegg as Landis’ own father, legendary director John Landis. This year Wood would reunite with the writer/director for his first TV series, an adaptation of Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently for Đài truyền hình BBC America.While Landis would go on to lớn surmise in the short that "The Death & Return of Superman" may have been what destroyed Superman’s popularity for several years, Landis would eventually write multiple Superman comics including a crossover between Superman and the Joker and Superman: American Alien, a comic that explored Clark Kent’s awkward adolescence.

11 I Destroyed Coast City & All I Got was this Lousy Parallax


The Eradicator was a device programmed by one of Superman’s ancestors lớn protect Kryptonian culture. The artifact created Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, và would have continued to make Earth inlớn a new Krypton had it not been for Superman’s intervention. In an attempt to lớn recreate the perfect Kryptonian, it tried lớn take over Clark’s mind. Once he came to lớn his senses, Clark threw the Eradicator into lớn the sun at the same moment Hank Henshaw’s Excalibur mission was bombarded with radiation.

With the assistance of Mongul, Cyborg Superman attacked Coast City in an effort to frame The Eradicator, now in the physical size of The Last Son of Krypton, for its destruction, lớn convert it into an Engine City for his new WarWorld, & we would eventually learn where Henshaw had lived with his wife Terri. While this act revealed hlặng for the true villain of "The Reign of the Supermen" arc, it also set off the Green Lantern tale Emerald Twilight as Coast City was the trang chính of Hal Jordan. Jordan began lớn thảm bại his mind và attempted to use his ring lớn recreate the west coast metropolis. When the Guardians called hyên back to lớn OA for his abuse of power, Jordan killed the majority of the Green Lantern Corps và became Parallax. This would mix up Cyborg Superman khổng lồ be not just a Superman villain, but a foil for many Green Lantern stories khổng lồ come.


In the 1990’s, the House of Mouse didn’t own Marvel & the publisher was much more open lớn intercompany crossovers. During this era of unencumbered comic book cooperation, Peter Parker would take a freelance assignment working with Clark Kent, the Azrael version of Batman would kill bad guys with the Punisher, & Cyborg Superman found his way into the universe that actually inspired his own creation in the comic Green Lantern/Silver Surfer: Unholy Alliances. After coming to lớn the Marvel Universe, Henshaw would destroy a planet that had been saved by the Silver Surfer from the hunger of Galactus. Kicking off the DC Vs. Marvel event, Cyborg Superman throws down with Silver Surfer until Hal Jordan catches up lớn Cyborg Superman. Though interference from the Silver Surfer prevents Hal from getting his revenge, Parallax discovers that by combining powers with the Surfer he can rebuild the recently destroyed planet. This sets him on a course with the Silver Surfer to resurrect Coast City. Hank Henshaw would escape, but with a new interest in Galactus. All while new Green Lantern Kyle Rayner gets taken in by Thanos. Green Lanterns are apparently terrible judges of character.

9 The Thing Can Read Henshaw Like a Book


Hank Henshaw returned khổng lồ the Marvel Universe in the boringly titled but pop-culturally relevant crossover Superman / Fantastic Four. In the 1999 comic’s continuity, Galactus came across a Kryptonian ship with the sole survivor of the destroyed planet. Curious, but not lớn be delayed in his own pursuits, Galactus sent a tracker after the ship to lớn follow its course. After learning of his existence in the Green Lantern/Silver Surfer crossover và interfacing with his tracker, Cyborg Superman co-opts a kryptonian message crystal lớn convince Superman that the Marvel Universe’s world eater had destroyed Krypton. When Superman attempts lớn confront Galactus he is transformed inlớn his lathử nghiệm herald.

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Henshaw partners briefly with the Fantastic Four in order lớn get access to lớn Galactus’ power, while assisting them in getting lớn Superman. The writer và editors made sure lớn include an exchange about the shared origin story of the Fantastic Four và the crew of the Excalibur. As The Thing và The Cyborg load a shuttle for the trip across the universe, Henshaw mentions that it’s “ironic we’re partnering.” And recounts his experience with his wife and fellow crew members. Ben Grimm responds, “Sad to see what happens when a kid gets traumatized during potty training.” Do you smell that smoke? It’s not the Human Torch.


After the events of DC’s mega-crossover Final Night, Superman was left searching for a way lớn restart his powers after the eclipse of the sun drained him of abilities. During his quest, Superman gained energy based powers. Through some very convoluted retconning, Hank Henshaw ended up in a clay statue that would fall into lớn the hands of Superman villain Toyman. In a thin thiết đặt, Toyman made a device for Cyborg Superman lớn use based on Electric Superman’s new abilities. Due lớn a malfunction, instead of splitting Clark’s atoms và disintegrating them at far ends of the galaxy, it split hyên into lớn two distinct Supermen, Superman Red và Superman Blue. The former of the two would eventually capture Henshaw và imprison hyên ổn at the Fortress of Solitude.

The two Supermen represented different aspects of Clark’s personality, with one being more thoughtful and the other being brash. As the two acted independently of each other they both decided they wanted lớn be rid of the other và not find a way to lớn become one Superman again. Both loved Lois Lane, but kind of forgot that maybe she was in love sầu with one Clark Kent và her thoughts actually counted. She rightfully kicks them to lớn curb of their bachelor pad in Antarctica. The story devolves inlớn a bizarre love sầu triangle / stand off with Maxima & Obsession. Ultimately, readers are given an apology for what they’ve sầu witnessed by the return of the original Superman, powers intact, because comics.

7 Henshaw Sided with the Terminators Against Humanity


In another example of comic book intercompany cooperation, Dark Horse và DC Comics decided that Skynet was no longer worried about John Connor as much as a farm boy named Clark Kent when they crossed over for the series Superman Vs. The Terminator: Death to the Future. Much lượt thích Data was fascinated by the Borg và its queen in Star Trek: First Contact, so too was Cyborg Superman compelled toward Skynet. While Superman fought Skynet in the future with an aged Steel and John Connor, Cyborg Superman made a deal with the artificial intelligence & uploaded information on how to defeat the Man of Steel to lớn the Terminators’ systems. After Superman và Steel defeat Skynet, Superman must face a combined Cyborg Superman and Terminatrix. Unlike the movie, however, the Terminatrix isn’t a bạn nickname; they actually điện thoại tư vấn the T-X that in the comic. After Superman proved he could defeat them individually, Henshaw physically merged with the T-X. The union wouldn’t last, as Lex Luthor introduces a virus based on the Terminators AI architecture into lớn their merged systems. The series ends with Luthor holding on lớn the tech so that he could one day take control of Skynet.


The destruction of Coast City forever linked Cyborg Superman to lớn the Green Lantern mythos. While he faced off against Hal Jordan as Parallax several times, the blood feud was renewed in the pages of Geoff John’s Green Lantern in 2006. When the newly reformed Green Lantern Corps is called khổng lồ a sector of space long banned by the Guardians (who give sầu them their powers), they discover the Manhunters, the original androids the Guardians created khổng lồ police space, holding many long thought dead Green Lanterns.

The Manhunters were now under the control of their new Grandmaster, Cyborg Superman. Henshaw had interfaced with the Manhunter homeworld, the artificial planet Biot, and continued using it to build an army in a quest khổng lồ destroy all life on Earth. While rescuing their comrades, The Green Lantern Corps would successfully destroy Biot, along with Hank’s body toàn thân, but with limited knowledge of Hank’s ability to lớn transfer his psybít, they ignorantly took his head with them baông chồng khổng lồ Oa. Silly Lanterns, always the bringers of their own doom.

5 Cyborg Superman is a Sinestro Corps Reservist


After the Sinestro Corps steals his head during an attaông chồng, Cyborg Superman would get pulled further inkhổng lồ the Green Lantern lore when he was granted not one Qwardian nguồn Ring, but ten of them. During the events of Infinite Crisis, the Anti-Monitor convinces Henshaw khổng lồ serve hlặng with the promise of death. With power ring constructs và his own Superman cấp độ strength, it takes not just Clark Kent, but Supergirl & Power nguồn Girl lớn stop Henshaw. During the final assault, Henshaw is sealed in with the explosion that would destroy Anti-Monitor by the Green Lantern Corps. Thinking he will at last find peace in death, he thanks the Green Lanterns, only to have sầu fate cruelly revive sầu him at the hands of the Manhunters.

Angry that the Manhunters cost him his death, he deactivated the entire robotic race and returned lớn Earth to bear witness to the "Blackest Night". Desperate for death, Henshaw confronts Nekron, lord of the Blaông xã Lanterns, who informs hyên ổn that he is of no interest lớn the Black Lanterns as he has no heart. A further dejected Henshaw returns khổng lồ the Manhunters và space, only khổng lồ be redirected to Oa to lớn find the answer of how he can die from Ganthet.


After Smallville wrapped its 10 season run on the CW, fans were already prepared for more than five minutes of Tom Welling inspired Superman in the suit. Emboldened by the success of Dark Horse’s Buffy Season 8 and beyond, DC launched Smallville Season 11. Picking up with Clark’s adventures as a new Superman, the series was also part of a digital first initiative at DC Comics, with issues hitting DC digital subscriptions & apps first.

While many characters from Superman"s mythos appeared on Smallville during the show’s decade spanning run, one character that had gone unused was Cyborg Superman. The first arc of the comic brought Hank Henshaw into lớn focus as the pilot of a LexCorp shuttle putting an anti-alien defense platform into space. In this iteration of the character, the weapon detonates in the shuttle causing a radiation leak. Superman rescued the crew while Henshaw piloted the shuttle away. Hank’s consciousness would get transferred inkhổng lồ a Lexcorp robot after he suffered severe radiation burns and developing locked in syndrome. Unsure who lớn blame for his condition he lashes out and attacks Lex Luthor & Superman, though it is revealed that the entire incident was just an excuse lớn cover Superman in a traceable radiation. In true Smallville fashion, Henshaw would ultimately come to lớn his senses after Clark reasons hyên ổn down; proving you can take the melodramatic comic book soap opera off tv, but you can’t take the melodramatic soap opera out of comic books.

3 Cyborg Superman Starred in One of the Few Good Superman Games


As the comics boomed in the ‘90’s, so too did the Clip game consoles war. The rivalry between the Sega Genesis & Super Nintendo had created the opportunity for a multitude of comic-inspired adaptations. While Superman had been a staple of consoles since the Atari 2600, The Death & Return of Superman was Superman’s first outing for the 16 bit generation. Released a year after the Reign of the Supermen storyline, the Blizzard & Sunsoft developed game allows you lớn play a streamlined version of the story. The game used a side scrolling brawler format in the vein of popular licensed arcade games lượt thích Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Turtles in Time và the ultra-popular six player X-Men based on the unused cartoon pilot "Pryde of the X-Men."

While the Nintenbởi vì 64 Superman is widely considered the worst game of all time, critical reception of The Death and Return of Superman was actually pretty mixed, Nintenvày Power và a pre-Gamestop trò chơi Informer rated it favorably, while EGM gave it an “eh” with 5.25 stars out of 10. Its faithful adaptation of "The Death of Superman" is pleasing for comics fans, as you can both play as and ultimately fight against Cyborg Superman.

Hank Henshaw would show up again in several other DC based games over the years. The highlights being an oddly adorable Lego Cyborg Superman in Lego Batman 3 và his most recent appearance as an alternative sầu skin for Superman in the Nether Realms produced Injustice: God"s Aý muốn Us.


When DC relaunched their entire lineup with the New 52, they attempted to lớn capitalize on the event by bring characters from sub imprints like Wildstorm và Vertigo into lớn the larger DCU. In the New 52 version of Team 7, Hank was reintroduced as Dr. Henshaw, a robotics geneticist at the Advanced Prosthetic Retìm kiếm Center. In a convoluted và misguided new origin, Hank"s body was destroyed when Sparrã is reactivated. Henshaw"s body merges with other victims lớn become a massive creature Team 7 must face.

After the events of Convergence, an attempt lớn streamline New 52 continuity in the same way Zero Hour tried to clean up pre- và post-Crisis storylines, Henshaw would go on khổng lồ recreate his Excalibur mission with pre-Flashpoint Superman monitoring the situation in an attempt to avert the tragedies of the past. The biggest tragedy they averted? The terrible first attempt at new origin in the New 52.

1 He’s Going to lớn Be A Janitor


After the success of Justice LeagueTeen Titans, Warner Brothers greenlit an animated adaptation of the Legion of Superheroes. Lasting for two seasons on the Kid’s WB, the show starred a “young Superman” leading a team of teen heroes in the 31st century. In the episode “Message in a Bottle”, the team tracks Superman lớn the Fortress of Solitude. Upon entering the Fortress the Legionnaires discover the potential future of Hank Henshaw: Kal-el has kept Cyborg Superman at the fortress as a caretaker. The robot helps the Legionnaires piece together Superman’s location in the bottled thành phố of Kandor where he is trapped in a pitched battle with Imperiex and his forces. In a brief exchange with the teen superheroes, Cyborg Superman goes so far as khổng lồ Call Superman his master, bringing the character whose obsession with being better than Last Son of Krypton full circle.