The return of Hank Henshaw! (Updated: 6-20-2013)

#1 Edited by drgnx (3548 posts) - - Show Bio

(Edit: June 20 2013: See next post for update!)

Also Majestic and Spartan while we are at it ....

Looks like your friendly Neighborhood Cyborg is back in the Flesh for now ... He is working on Cybernetics, so Guessing this is a new back story for him. Note this is not confirmed as Hank in this scan (they call him Dr. Henshaw). It is from one of this weeks comics .... He is working with Dr. Stone (Cyborg's Dad) in some capacity.

Edit: Team 7..hope this links back to Superman eventually, seems they are bringing back Spartan, and Majestic might be in the works.

The Hand is pretty much trademarked...

All in All, with the revamped Steel design in Rotworld (Swampthing and Animal-man), I like where DC is moving. Just hope they keep up the cool designs for the returning characters.

A few other Goodies

Cyborg Tech gone wrong (This is just the Icing)
Majestic?
Spartan

More on Majestic

http://www.dccomics.com/comics/team-7-2012/team-7-8

Revealed: What broke Team 7 apart—and set Black Canary, Amanda Waller, Deathstroke and Majestic on the rocky road they travel today?

#2 Edited by drgnx (3548 posts) - - Show Bio

He is BACK!

#3 Posted by Z3RO180 (6302 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope this is the MR.Majestic cause I really want to see him and supes face off.

#4 Posted by blackadamFTW (7867 posts) - - Show Bio

That's AWESOME. I can't wait to see Cyborg Superman again!

#5 Edited by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

It looks like Ladytron and Hank Henshaw will get similar origins. I hope DC will use Majestic in current time also. It looks like rebooted Spartan has similar origin from pre-flashpoint. My guess is a reboot of Wildcats should appear soon.

#6 Posted by entropy_aegis (14218 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh I hope Henshaw is not reduced to be a generic cyborg,he's a living energy essence.

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#7 Edited by drgnx (3548 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis said:

Eh I hope Henshaw is not reduced to be a generic cyborg,he's a living energy essence.

He better come back as all he was!

Jim, the only thing you're allowed to change is Hanks costume .... and his origins.... Everything else down to the Jerry-curl bettah be there, or I'm gonna set Honey-boo-boo after you!

#8 Posted by TDK_1997 (14456 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to see Cyborg Superman soon.

#9 Posted by drgnx (3548 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997:

#10 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio

So Cyborg Superman is now... Just a cyborg. Gee, way to destroy a character DC.

#11 Edited by drgnx (3548 posts) - - Show Bio

My main concern is that Ladytron, Hank, Spartan are of the same tech so should we expect repetition? Than there is the link to Cyborg and Red Tornado as these 2 groups seemed to spawn from scientists that collaborate.

Also, are Braininac and Metallo going to eventually adopt a similar MO like they did before (rebuilding themselves from junk).

I'm just not sure how much originality there will be once some of the characters get really powerful.

#12 Posted by Saren (25273 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope that's not going to be the final draft on Henshaw.

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#13 Posted by entropy_aegis (14218 posts) - - Show Bio

@AtPhantom said:

So Cyborg Superman is now... Just a cyborg. Gee, way to destroy a character DC.

DC is run by hacks.

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#14 Posted by Saren (25273 posts) - - Show Bio

@AtPhantom: @entropy_aegis: To be fair, Henshaw started off as just a cyborg in the old universe as well. He only got his Superman/Terminator form after meeting Mongul. This issue takes place 5 years in the past, so maybe Hank has a more recognizable form in the present.

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#15 Posted by TDK_1997 (14456 posts) - - Show Bio

@drgnx: I really hope that that doesn't stay and he gets a cooler look.

#16 Edited by drgnx (3548 posts) - - Show Bio

@CitizenBane said:

I hope that's not going to be the final draft on Henshaw.

@TDK_1997 said:

@drgnx: I really hope that that doesn't stay and he gets a cooler look.

Agreed, still can't complain, DC launched 2 characters we have been asking for. I just hope they don't lose their Superman connection (Hank as an enemy and Maj as a Rival).

I really want the Superman-Cyborg back in both appearance and power set, but will allow DC a year or 2 to build towards that.

@CitizenBane said:

@AtPhantom: @entropy_aegis: To be fair, Henshaw started off as just a cyborg in the old universe as well. He only got his Superman/Terminator form after meeting Mongul. This issue takes place 5 years in the past, so maybe Hank has a more recognizable form in the present.

Good points.

#17 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio

@CitizenBane said:

@AtPhantom: @entropy_aegis: To be fair, Henshaw started off as just a cyborg in the old universe as well. He only got his Superman/Terminator form after meeting Mongul. This issue takes place 5 years in the past, so maybe Hank has a more recognizable form in the present.

Fair enough. But it's still a completely different backstory. CS, despite his somewhat gimmicky nature, was actually a fairly complex character. His desire and inability to die directly feeds into his guilt and self-loathing over the things he's done. He's someone who can't live with himself because ultimately, everything that happened to him, to his wife, to his crewmates, was his fault. Now they've completely negated it all by making his transformation someone else's fault. They took one of the central pillars of his character, and yanked it out.

It's like the same they did with Dr. Doom in the movie. His whole character doesn't work if Reed is actually responsible for scarring him.

#18 Posted by drgnx (3548 posts) - - Show Bio

@AtPhantom said:

@CitizenBane said:

@AtPhantom: @entropy_aegis: To be fair, Henshaw started off as just a cyborg in the old universe as well. He only got his Superman/Terminator form after meeting Mongul. This issue takes place 5 years in the past, so maybe Hank has a more recognizable form in the present.

Fair enough. But it's still a completely different backstory. CS, despite his somewhat gimmicky nature, was actually a fairly complex character. His desire and inability to die directly feeds into his guilt and self-loathing over the things he's done. He's someone who can't live with himself because ultimately, everything that happened to him, to his wife, to his crewmates, was his fault. Now they've completely negated it all by making his transformation someone else's fault. They took one of the central pillars of his character, and yanked it out.

It's like the same they did with Dr. Doom in the movie. His whole character doesn't work if Reed is actually responsible for scarring him.

Good point, Superman was the center of his hatred, before, now he might become a Majestic/Spartan villain???

#19 Posted by consolemaster001 (4938 posts) - - Show Bio

YES

#20 Posted by drgnx (3548 posts) - - Show Bio

From Supergirl 21

#21 Posted by ShadowSwordmaster (12046 posts) - - Show Bio

It's about time they brought him back and with a better look too.

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#22 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (4880 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks like shit.

#23 Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7 (1005 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait.

#24 Posted by stephens2177 (996 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks awesome,he looks almost all robot,very lil actual human parts,that might have weakened his overall power level,so he can be a ongoing villain,instead of once in awhile kind.

Still looks cool,wish he was going after Superboy instead though,I want to see both of their new 52 versions going at it,and this time my money is on Superboy.

#25 Edited by drgnx (3548 posts) - - Show Bio

@stephens2177:

They probably redesigned him to be more uniform throughout.

#26 Edited by stephens2177 (996 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh I like the look,it's just harder to believe he has supermans powers now.before he was half flesh,and you could kinda get that he was partially superman,partially cybernetic.now he looks all cybernetic,but for his face,so does that mean he is only as powerful as his cybernetics,but with heat vision and super senses?

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