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Cyborg Superman

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After the Man of Steel died in the mega-selling Superman vol. 2 #75 (1993), the Cyborg Superman appeared three issues later as one of four alleged successors of the slain hero (the others being Superboy, Steel, and the Eradicator). Borrowing liberally from James Cameron's The Terminator, writer/artist Dan Jurgens' pretender to the Superthrone was a startling amalgam of Superman's cloned organic matter and robotic limbs forged of a Kryptonian alloy. His story did not begin there, however. Adventures of Superman #466 (1990), also by Jurgens, rockets a quartet of astronauts through a cosmic storm in a pastiche of the Fantastic Four's origin. Crew member Hank Henshaw becomes a being of raw energy, and unlike his Marvel Comics counterpart Reed Richards, is none too happy with the transformation, reproaching Superman for the loss of his corporeal form (and his wife). Possessing the ability to assimilate with electronic circuitry, Henshaw downloaded his essence into the birthing matrix that transported baby Superman to Earth, taking form as the Superman/machine hybrid and posing as the recreated Man of Steel. Seething with hatred of Superman, he deceived many—including Lois Lane—into believing he was the hero reborn, but ultimately was revealed to be in league with Mongul, helping the alien despot execute millions by destroying Coast City. After Superman's resurrection, the hero battled his cybernetic doppelgänger to the death, but the Cyborg Superman— like the Terminator that inspired him— repeatedly returns with newer and deadlier upgrades, a being of uninhibited rage and Kryptonian technology.
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