DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers and Review for Cyborg #1 follow.
We still don’t know who the villain is from the end of the amazing Cyborg Rebirth #1. However, many readers have remarked that they may be Cyborg’s father or a relative.
Anyhow, Cyborg #1 opens with this villain in a hall of DC Comics’ robots and techno-organic beings.
He picks another one to tangle with Cyborg. A big one!
In the issue, Cyborg goes on a date with a STAR Labs colleague and recalls events from Cyborg Rebirth #1. Is Cyborg still really Victor Stone or a copy of the late Victor Stone?
Cyborg and his date are attached by that big ‘bot, who turns out to be…
…Flash villain, of the Wally West Flash era, Kilg%ore!
It was revealed in Cyborg Rebirth #1 that much of DC’s tech-enhanced heroes, villains and robots are all derived in some way from the Kryptonian Cyborg Superman, who is the father of Supergirl.
Interesting that Kilg%re is using the “eradicate” language and Kryptonian inspired word font in the comic. The Eradicator, also of Krypton, was most recently in the pages of Superman trying to eradicate the human-half of Superman’s son. Now Kilg%re is working to eradicate the human side of Cyborg. NOT a coincidence.
Looks like Superman will be a big part of the techno narrtive of DC Rebirth.
Cyborg falls in with Blue Beetle as my two most surprising reads of the Rebirth era. I didn’t expect to continue reading both books, but they have started off so strong on story and art. Cyborg #1
Kilg%re was introduced in Flash #3 in the 1980’s.
He/it is described as:
“Kilg%re was an electro-mechano-organic intelligence that needed electro-life to survive. It consumed its entire home planet in the Pleides sector, and then moved on into space. It was attacked by something known as Meta#sker and placed into a vibrational limbo.“
He survived being defeated by the Flash and was also manipulating Maxwell Lord who was heading up the Justice League International (JLI) at the time.
Kilg%re has evolved in his time pre-Flashpoint.
It is unlikely Kilg%re is from “home planet in the Pleides sector” due to this new DC Rebirth Krytonian tech subplot weaving its way through books, but I remain intrigued nonetheless by this Cyborg book and this unfolding story,
Tags: Cyborg, DC Comics, Rebirth, Superman