Dan Jurgens Rewriting His Own Origin of Cyborg Superman In Action Comics #980

Dan Jurgens has been a Superman creator, on and off, for thirty years, give or take. So when he got the chance to rewrite a new Superman in Superman Reborn, he managed to bring back pretty much most of his old stuff which had been jettisoned with the New 52 and used the Lois & Clark characters to do it.

And now he gets to do the same with Hank Henshaw, the Cyborg Superman, the character he created back in 1990. And, since it's his origin, he managed to make a few tweaks along the way.

It's still a take on the Fantastic Four – and hey, if Marvel won't publish them, why not DC?


And they crash land and transform in a very similar fashion…

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But in the new version, Hank is skeletal from the get-go… and Jim is more of a standard monster rather than a collection of parts.


And while in the original, Hank's supposed death and possession of technology affected his saved-by-Superman wife Terri…

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Affecting her mind quite considerably…


So that in later iterations, it was said that she died as a result….


In today's Action Comics, Dan Jurgens speeds that up a little. Well, why draw out something like suicide?


DC Comics. Where everyone gets a second chance to retell their story just the way they wanted it. And a third chance. And a fourth chance. They are the George Lucas of comic books…

Action Comics #980 by Dan Jurgens, Patrick Zircher and Hi-Gi os published today.

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