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TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS: CYBORG #1 (of 4) (Jun 1982) DC Comics

cover:  George Perez  
Date: Jun 1982
Cover Price:  $0.60

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Origin of Cyborg
Victor Stone tells the other Titans about his past, relating his animosity towards his father, running with the wrong crowd, and the events that turned him into the hero known as Cyborg.

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    TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS: CYBORG #1 (of 4) (Jun 1982)
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    CYBORG Meets His Maker As MARV WOLFMAN Joins Ongoing Series
    by Vaneta Rogers Date: 11 March 2016 Time: 06:20 PM ET 

    Marv Wolfman is getting his hands on Cyborg even earlier than readers expected, but this time, the character's creator is dealing with a very different Cyborg.


    Newsarama: Marv, what’s it like to see a character you co-created endure like Cyborg has?

    Marv Wolfman: It’s always a thrill when something you co-created (with George Pérez) continues to live on. You try to do your best and hope people like it, but we created Cyborg back in 1980 and for him to not only survive, but thrive some 36 years later, is unexpected as well as truly amazing. I love it.

    Nrama: Why do you think Cyborg has endured so long and so well?

    Wolfman: I was twice lucky. I spent a lot of time working out the back stories for Cyborg, Raven and Starfire long before I even proposed the New Teen Titans book to DC. I think by spending the time up front the characters all came together and meshed well. And when George signed onto the book, he brought his own ideas on how to make Vic work.

    Amazingly our ideas were in total synch and Vic became a star. That was lucky break one. After 16 years I moved on from the Titans and subsequent writers decided to populate the book with all new characters.

    Lucky break two came when Geoff Johns first became the new Titans writer then moved himself, as well as Vic, to the Justice League where he found all-new ways of growing Vic and company. Geoff was the one who ushered Cyborg into the 21st Century and set the style for everyone who followed.

    Geoff’s passion for the character is why Vic has not only grown older but better. George and I may have created and nurtured him but Geoff kept him strong and relevant. Along the way Vic’s had several really good parents.

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    TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS: CYBORG #1 (of 4) (Jun 1982)
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