Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Hero Spotlight: Eradicator
Eradicator is one of four different characters who attempted to fill the vacuum after Superman's death. The other three would actually go on to matter and be interesting. Steel was a guy who, inspired by Superman, created an Iron Man type armor. His back story is pretty interesting, my favorite part is that Superman once saved him from falling to his death in a construction site. When he exclaimed "You saved my life!" Superman told him to "Make it count." And he did. Steel would even go on to be a pretty regular member of the JLA. Steel had his own series that went on for over 50 issues and even a movie staring Shaq, although the less said about that the better. Superboy was a teenage clone of Superman (more or less) and would go on to star in his own series, the first volume of which went on for 100 issues, and was members of Young Justice and Teen Titans. He was a fun character, particularly during his early days when he seemed more interested in chasing pussy than living up to the S on his chest. Currently in the New 52 Superboy is a whiny emo little bitch.
Anyways the other replacement was Cyborg Superman. An evil Cyborg pretending to be Superman, he would go on to be a major villain for Superman and even Green Lantern. He even joined the Sinestro Corps.
And then there was Eradicator. He would show up now and then, he was in the Outsiders, and I think the most recent appearance was he had a cameo in Infinite Crisis. He just never made an impact, and I think it's largely because nobody knew what the fuck his deal was. When he first showed up he had a cool look.