Reign of the Supermen #129: Cyber-Link Superman

Source: Superman & Batman: Doom Link (1995)
Type: Elseworlds/ToyThe problem with Superman? Not enough accessories! At least, that's what toy developers seem to think. Actually, they seem to think that of the entire spandex set. We've all seen those action figures with plastic attachments or alternate looks that have nothing to do with the comics, right? Remember Total Justice?

Well, in the case of Kenner's Cyber-Link Superman & Batman Action Figure Two-Pack, the accessorized action figures came with a short Elseworlds comic that gave a back story for the accessories! That's a pretty neat idea! In the Cyber Link universe, a kryptonite meteor slammed into the Earth, spreading radiation and resulting, over time, in the loss of Superman's invulnerability. Now, Planet OnLine News Service correspondent Clark Kent wears Cyber-Link armor that creates synthetic invulnerability as... THIS GUY!
Superman! And escalation being what it is, this leads to every hero and villain on Earth to wear similar armor/accessories. Gotta keep up with the times!

3 comments:

De said...

I loved loved lived the Man of Steel toyline! I loved the delving into Elseworlds as well as exploring the legitimate costume/character variations. Granted, some of the stuff at the tail end certainly made me scratch my head but three words spell out the awesomeness of the line: Kryptonian Battle Armor! Who ever would have thought we'd see a toy of that?

Jayunderscorezero said...

Not a mullet. :p

Siskoid said...

No, but funnier to think of it that way ;-).

 

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