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DC Day: In “Tales Of The New Teen Titans,” Cyborg Tells How He Became Half-Man, Half-Machine

 

DC DAY

Writer(s)

Marv Wolfman


Penciler(s)

George Perez


Colorist(s)

Adrienne Roy


Cover

George Perez


Publisher

DC Comics


Publication Date

June, 1982

IN ORIGIN STORIES

ON THEIR GRAND CANYON VACATION, CYBORG TELLS HIS ORIGIN STORY TO THE NEW TEEN TITANS

In Tales Of The New Teen Titans (1982) #1, we learn the origin story of Cyborg Pre-Crisis. On their Grand Canyon vacation, Kid Flash grills hot dogs for the New Teen Titans. During that time, Cyborg opens up to his “friends” and tells them his origin story.1 Previously, Victor Stone was the child of deceased Silas Stone and Elinore Stone. And his parents were research scientists involved on research to boost human intelligence. At a young age, the researchers experimented on their child.

Eventually, they boosted his intelligence to genius level. With an I.Q. of 170, Victor was tutored into the sciences with little external human contact. At age eight, Victor wandered the streets fascinated by the outside world. When Ron Evers save him from a car accident, the two forge a friendship. Soon, they would be involved in criminal activity. When the two were arrested for looting a grocery store, the seeds of Victor’s hatred for his parents were planted.

An adult Ron Evers.
An adult Ron Evers. DC Comics.
 

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IN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL, VICTOR STONE BECOMES A STAR ATHLETE

Cyborg. DC Comics.

AFTER AN EXTRA-DIMENSIONAL ACCIDENT, VICTOR STONE BECOMES CYBORG

Previously, Robin received a vision of the New Teen Titans at S.T.A.R. Labs in DC Comics Presents (1980) #26. Mysteriously, Raven warns him of the accident that would result in Cyborg. In our issue, Victor Stone tells how he became Cyborg. In an extra-dimensional experimental accident, an alien spore killed Elinore Stone.

When Victor visited his parents on his morning jog, it was too late. Horrifyingly, the monster attacked digesting half of his body. In time, Silas Stone punched the recall button on the computer. In an explosion, the alien vanished in the dimensional rift. Quickly, Silas worked on grafting Victor’s muscles, bones and veins with army-grade molybdenum steel. Soon, he became Cyborg.

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Cyborg. DC Comics.

BECOMING CYBORG, VICTOR STONE IS HALF-MAN, HALF-MACHINE

After a month, Victor regained consciousness. Horrifyingly, he blamed his father for the accident and his monstrous condition. Despite his hatred, he worked with Silas to regain his mobility and grow in strength. After five months, Victor angrily cut ties with his father and moved out. At his new apartment, he soon lost his athletic career and his girlfriend Marcy Reynolds.

After a year in prison, Ron visited him. In fact, he offered him a job in a terrorist attack at the U.N. Though conflicted, Cyborg accepted. At night, the hero overheard the terrorists on the roof and their plan to scapegoat him. Courageously, he fought them and managed to send the bomb in the atmosphere. Though it blew safely, Cyborg could not save Ron, who fell off the building to his apparent death.

Cyborg. DC Comics.

LATER, VICTOR STONE JOINS THE NEW TEEN TITANS AND BECOMES CYBORG

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ORIGIN STORIES

REDEMPTION

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REFERENCES

Tales of the New Teen Titans Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
DC Comics Presents Vol 1 26 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Tales of the New Teen Titans #1.

2 thoughts on “DC Day: In “Tales Of The New Teen Titans,” Cyborg Tells How He Became Half-Man, Half-Machine

  1. […] order to save Cyborg, Shazam must fight Grail to the […]

  2. […] Namely, the creative team on the story arc is legendary talent. In a few words, writer Geoff Johns and the late artist George Perez collaborate on the story arc. For his part, the legendary artist has produced classic works such as Crisis On Infinite Earths, the Post-Crisis reboot of Wonder Woman and the New Teen Titans. […]

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