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Old November 19 2008, 05:22 PM   #61
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Re: The Death of Superman: 16 Years Later


The Old Mixer wrote: View Post
And revealing the Cyborg as a villain was a "surprise" that fell flat. The character claimed to be Superman rebuilt, but they never spent any time explaining how this was supposed to have happened or who did it.
As a regular reader of the Supes titles for the entire post-Byrne period at that point, I correctly guessed a few issues into the arc that the Cyborg was really Hank Henshaw...and I went on record with that at my LCS at the time!

I also guessed that the one with the goggles was the Eradicator in possession of Superman's body...which wasn't exactly how it turned out, but pretty close.
I didn't guess Henshaw. I wasn't reading the titles when he first appeared, and I don't know if I would have put the clues together if I had. I did guess the Eradicator, though, in the same way you did.

Although I have to admit, the way they re-introduced the real Superman into the storyline was pretty clever.
Do you mean by that the way that, when we first saw the revived Superman at the Fortress, we didn't even notice because we were misdirected to believe that it was the Eradicator version of Superman in a different outfit?
I take it they fooled you too. Yes, that.
What do you mean, ironic?
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