Updated on 16 October, 2021
In the world of comics and graphic novels, there are very few superheroes quite like Cyborg. With his amazing healing powers and speed, the cyborg has become one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe. However, despite this popularity, there have been very few stories written about the life of Cyborg and very few have explored the dark side of his existence. But now, DC Entertainment has finally introduced another Cyborg series to their lineup - titled Cyborg. This new series will feature Rachel Dawes, a mysterious female protagonist who was placed inside of a cryo-tube during a traumatic accident, and left as a cybernetic body shell.
In the new series, we get to know more about what makes this mysterious new person so unique. Cyborg is described as a virtually human organism, with all of the same organs and biological systems that our bodies possess. It was revealed in the latest episode of the hit animated Teen Titans show that he does not have a head. Instead, he is trapped inside a computer that functions much like a brain, with each processor located in a different location. Because of this, Cyborg can only speak in bursts, and has trouble processing emotions.
The origins of Cyborg are shrouded in mystery, but he appears to be a product of science fiction. Many speculate that he is an android, given the fact that cybernetics and artificial intelligence are both new concepts in the modern age. There are also theories that he is an artificially intelligent human-robot hybrid. Whatever the true nature of Cyborg's composition, he has become one of the most beloved comic book superheros, thanks to memorable appearances by Batman and Robin, as well as several supporting cast members.
Since his introduction, there have been multiple versions of Cyborg featured in different comic series. Most notably, he was mentioned in the original Teen Titans series, and made a number of brief cameos in the animated TV series. Some fans of the comics have expressed the desire to see a film version of Cyborg, but he was never brought to life. For some, this is unsatisfying, as they would like to see the character given a better personality and circumstances to develop.
Fortunately, there have been some attempts to rekindle interest in the character. There are two ongoing television series featuring Cyborg, the first of which was a spinoff of the successful Teen Titans series. The series starred Rachel Jameson, who took on the role of Cyborg in the show. She was a major success, and also received strong criticism for her appearance, which some felt was not particularly interesting or appealing. The show's producers later attempted to remedy the situation, replacing Rachel Jameson with actress Teri Hatcher, replacing Rachel with another attractive and sexier role model, while replacing most of the animation with live action.
A new animated series starring the original Teen Titans star, Kawhi Masney, was also produced. The series focuses on the adventures of the young teenage hero, starting with his parents' murder and ending with his time fighting villains in New York City. The show did receive good reviews, though not as high profile as the aforementioned Teen Titans series. The animation used was also much less impressive than one might hope, with some scenes looking clearly animated and not conveying any real emotion.
Recently, some mention has been made that a movie starring Dolph Lundsten has been in the works. This would be the first of several attempts at the cyborg hero, and will hopefully provide fans with their long-awaited hero. Will the Dolph film be a hit? Many people are expecting it to be a hit, but which elements are you looking for in such a potential blockbuster? Let's take a look...
One of the most important things to remember when debating on whether to read a comic book based on Cyborg is whether or not the characters are interesting enough to bond with. As stated before, many comic book readers have only seen a small portion of the history of the character, which can make it difficult to feel any connection to the characters. However, the interesting characters will create more engaging stories, regardless of how small the volume is. It's possible to find very engaging stories that are told through comic books that are full of great character drama.