superfictious wrote:Doesn't a Cyborg Superman "created" by Brainiac make a lot more sense than a random ripoff of another character from another company. It's not like Henshaw had his accident and immediately became Cyborg Supes anyway. And it's not as if the original idea of Cyborg Supes--pre-Henshaw reveal, which was kinda irrelevant anyway at the time--wasn't a parody/riff of the era in which he was created. So I can understand wanting to change the origin of the character to fit a new universe and actually make some kind of sense.
Or DC could've retold the same origin story and have people bitch anyway about how they're just retelling stories from the last universe instead of doing something different. Win-win/lose-lose, same difference.
It's the Zor-El part. That's like making Two-Face not Harvey Dent or General Zod not a dude named Zod. You don't take away the identity that's the nature of the character. It connects him to someone he doesn't need to be connected too. It makes him "more connected". The Cyborg Superman is already connected to SUPERMAN, SUPERBOY, and GREEN LANTERN. Why the necessity to tie him to someone who hasn't been tied before? The Brainiac part doesn't bother me since I even said that's how they should incorporate the Cyborg Superman in the DC Movieverse with Superman Returns.
Also this just throwing every available villain to tie into Kara and not Superman himself is ridiculous. She already has He'el and New 52 Eradicator tied to her as well. The best part of Cyborg Superman's origin is gone too. Technically the accident WAS Superman's fault (the fight he had with the Eradicator caused the waves that hit the ship) and in the end he failed to save them all save one (Henshaw's wife Terri). There was a tragedy to it all when Henshaw returned and it freaked the living hell out of his wife. Now it's all gone and replaced with this Anakin/Luke Skywalker subplot with Zor-El and Kara with no doubt the later trying to prove there still is good in him even though he's more machine than man.
Then there's the reasons of Henshaw's insanity slowly being cut away until there's only the machine left and the only emotional a fix of utter hatred for Superman.
The freaking Smallville comic understood all these facts and gave a better origin than the New 52. All the facts that made the Cyborg Superman are all there. You know what they should have done? Use the New 52 Henshaw that appeared in Team 7 and the Spartan program made him survive and use it to be found by Brainiac who then tries to adjust it into making it Kryptonian and hence the Cyborg Superman. Have him fight Superman or Green Lantern and nuke Coast Cit.. oh wait that didn't happen but Hal still turned into Parallax. HOW THE FUCK DID THAT HAPPEN WITH NO HENSHAW OR MONGUL?!
Better idea? Just have the Henshaw from the old universe survive. It's the ultimate cruel joke. The entire universe gets wiped out and rebooted. Old Hank? He survives and remembers everything from the past ala Psycho Pirate. Give me my damn paycheck DC I write better than all your Superman ongoing writers save your digital ones.
Hell if I was Jurgens himself whenever he gets to write or gets some authority back in a Superman book I hope he retcons and pulls a Prometheus or Lobo on this utter shit.
*sigh* I didn't want to rant. I didn't even want to look. WHY DID I HAVE TO LOOK AT TIHS PREVIEW!?