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DC Reveals Cyborg Superman

Come check out the big changes to his appearance.

DC has been teasing new character designs in a recent segment called, "What's New in The New 52," and today they released a rather neat sketch of Hank Henshaw. Illustrated by Kenneth Rocafort, DC has definitely made some drastic visual alterations to the dude. Apparently, Cable won't be the only one with a ridiculous arm anymore.

"Some of you might remember the last time a Cyborg Superman showed up. Would we dare revisit such a classic storyline? Hmmm. Well, never say never, right? As I've been telling you, all bets are off. Everything's on the table.

Sorry to make your head explode on a Friday, but enjoy Kenneth Rocafort's lovely sketch in the meantime. We'll be in the conference room discussing … oh, never mind."

When it comes to The New 52, Hank Henshaw last appeared in TEAM SEVEN... and as a human. This is a bit confusing seeing as Green Lantern's history is considered in continuity and that included Cyborg Superman (Sinestro Corps War, for example). But, I think it's probably best to just realize DC's continuity is all over the place at the moment and just move on, yes? Regardless, it looks like his upgraded return will be part of a new take on his last pre-New 52 appearance, and, correct me if I'm wrong, it's my understanding that was 'Reign of Doomsday.'

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Posted by SupremeHyperion

one of my top 3 DC characters of all time.. I would love for them to bring this character back in the new 52.. Please, Please, Please.....

Edited by arnoldoaad

This actually doesnt look bad at all

Edited by stevencarver_

I like this design much better than the pre-New 52 design. It looks more sinister.

Edited by SupremeHyperion

only think I don't really like is the (new cable-esque) extended right arm.. but the new 52 superman outfit look is cool and modern.. (although my favorite look is still the sinestro war black and read)

Posted by takuy

everything Kenneth Rocafort touches is beautiful

Posted by UltimateSMfan

Yay!! hopefully he's a superman villain now, green lantern stole him for a bit, thats alright though supes got his revenge n stole hector hammond.

Posted by mattydeNero

Love. It.

Edited by Mrfuzzynutz

@supremehyperion: Top 3? Really curious to here that list. Not mocking I am just curious as to how you rank you characters

Posted by ccraft

I don't like the design very much

Posted by Z3RO180

Looks very sinister

Edited by C0axMF

Is it just me, or does he look a lot like Bruce Campbell? I'll miss the corroded "S" shield.

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

Meh bring back the old Henshaw he looked more badass.

Posted by mightyrearranger

Looks okay by me, the face artwork is really nice. He kinda looks like a "Cyborg Ash Williams" in that close-up, haha.

Now, let's get that dude dressed in some yellow again. :)

Posted by The_Tree

I like it.

Edited by Nerx

looks more 'handsome' than 'scary'

edit:

cyborg superman?

more like cyborg bishonen

Posted by gotwillpower

Why is his right arm twice the length of his left? Other than that, it looks really cool.

Posted by Grey56

@k4tzm4n: Are you insinuating sir that Cable's arm is anywhere near the impressionistic nightmare that this one here represents?

Edited by matchesmalone21

YESSSS,one of my favourites villains is back!!!

Posted by SupremeHyperion

@supremehyperion: Top 3? Really curious to here that list. Not mocking I am just curious as to how you rank you characters

Black Adam, Firestorm, Cyborg Superman

Posted by The Average Bear

Call me captain, because I am on board with this

Why is his right arm twice the length of his left? Other than that, it looks really cool.

It's probably like that to show like, all of the cool toys he has in his arms.

Edited by Lvenger

Personally I'm not happy that it looks like Lobdell will be doing something with the character. We all know Lobdell's run isn't anything special. It might be good to some but it's nothing unique. And a unique storyteller is needed to depict Cyborg Superman correctly. Hopefully I'll be proven wrong. And Cyborg Superman will humble Superman in a fight. That design by Rocafort looks cool though. The cybernetic bits are nicely depicted on Henshaw.

Posted by TDK_1997

I like the design but the fact that maybe Lobdell will write the character disturbs me.

Posted by Strider92

Don't like the left elongated arm. Aside from that the design looks pretty nice!

Posted by CitizenJP

That's awesome.

Edited by Crash_Recovery

I like the overall design a lot, and that's saying something considering my feelings on the designs of much of the New 52. I think the elongated arm is merely to show his capabilities and not typical of how he'll usually look.

Posted by ThanosIsMad

I was hoping that he wouldn't have the Superman logo.

Posted by The Average Bear

Looks okay by me, the face artwork is really nice. He kinda looks like a "Cyborg Ash Williams" in that close-up, haha.

Now, let's get that dude dressed in some yellow again. :)

The yellow costume was by far his coolest. Let's get this guy a SC ring pronto! Or ten

Posted by Grimoire

If they revisit the story then maybe we can find out what happened to Maxima. lol

Posted by dondave

Looks Cool

Posted by mcbean

It's ok could be better or worse.

Posted by RustyRoy

@nerx said:

looks more 'handsome' than 'scary'

Posted by sanityisoverrated

GROOVY!

Posted by TitanTempest

Looks like a fresh, new take on Cyborg Superman. Looks as though he could take on whole armies, or leagues by himself ha

Edited by KnightRise

Give him a sword and put him in Metal Gear Rising

But nah, I like it. I like the old look more but this is still cool. I don't know how to phrase it; I love Rockafort's art but I don't neccessarily like it when he draws certain character.

Edited by OfficialAlexJMercer

ill still beat superman!

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

Looks pretty awesome. I love Kenneth Rocafort's art. He made Superman's arm look like Cable's from Cable and X-Force

Posted by AllStarSuperman

This is awesome!

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

Yay!! hopefully he's a superman villain now, green lantern stole him for a bit, thats alright though supes got his revenge n stole hector hammond.

Of course he's a supes villain again (i like the design but wish they had kept the red and black color scheme)

as for Hector, you didnt steal him, we practically begged you to take him. none of the Lanterns are on earth anymore except for Baz and Hammond is the absolute lamest GL villain anyway lol.

Edited by Dernman

I was hoping that he wouldn't have the Superman logo.

Agreed. I was hoping they would veer off from that. I would also like them to drop the Cyborg Superman name. If they cant think of one just call him Henshaw.

Posted by wessaari

Rocafort you are GOD!!!

ALL WORSHIP HIM
WORSHIP HIM!!!!

Posted by Jonny_Rogers

I love the idea of Cyborg Superman... I hope they revisit the idea of parodying the Fantastic Four again.

Posted by mightyrearranger
@dernman said:
@thanosismad said:

I was hoping that he wouldn't have the Superman logo.

Agreed. I was hoping they would veer off from that. I would also like them to drop the Cyborg Superman name. If they cant think of one just call him Henshaw.

This is a good idea, I've thought similar things should be done with one of the Zooms as well (preferably Hunter Zolomon, since I just think his name sounds better on it's own).

Edited by Vaeternus

I like the new design but I do hope the right arm gets a tad shorter, and less "Scorpion Tail" like kind of reminds me of a transformer or something lol

Posted by kriminal

im fairly new to comics. Who is this? storyline?

Posted by Black_Claw

Welcome back Mr. Heneshaw.

Edited by starrk_coyote

H E L L!!!!!!!!Y E A H !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) welcome back doctor heneshaw :)

Posted by Chronus

@takuy said:

everything Kenneth Rocafort touches is beautiful

Agreed.

Posted by Equonox

He. Looks. EPIC.

Edited by drgnx

Omg I'll be smiling all day now! The new design is great but the arm should be retractable and metamorphic!

Btw, when did Micheal Bay's Transformer designers start working for DC?

Edit: it should very obvious that arm is retractable, you can see the blue on the fingers as well as blue pieces scattered along the arm, and even the red emblem is present on both hands. And the longer arm seems more slender and hollow.

Posted by kid Apollo

i like that Supes costumes more then Superman, Supergirl, or Superboys

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