Not 4 Everyone & That's OK
- May 28, 2014
I also knew him from Smallville (and could've sworn he was a regular after the JL founding in that universe).I knew of Cyborg on "Super Friends: Super Powers" and then on Teen Titans. I was a fickle DC fan growing up, as I read Batman, some Swamp Thing, some Flash, some Superman. Most of these I only really got into because of television & film adaptations.
As for the Justice League film, even non-fans wondered who Cyborg was. It also didn't help that Superman was a no show on posters & Aquaman wasn't Caucasian. If I hadn't read comics or keep apart of the comicbook fandom for 25+ years, I would be confused too.
After the DCAU, I figured either John Stewart or Static would become DC's most exposed black hero, but that wound up going to Cyborg.
Ironically that's why the shortchanged character development within the theatrical cut of those exact characters matter.
I read rumblings that the miniseries approach could potentially do member-focused episodes.