Watch: Cyborg writer John Semper on what's next for the character in the comics

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Oct 25, 2016, 2:00 PM EDT

The Rebirth event at DC Comics has been a breath of fresh air for the superhero line, so we chatted with Cyborg writer John Semper about where the character is headed next.

Semper is helming the new-look Cyborg ‘book, which is looking to put a fresh (but familiar) spin on the classic Justice League and Teen Titans member. Semper said the story will look into his relationship with his father and how that will be reshaped, feeding off the reveal that Cyborg has found his father’s research notes dating from the time when he was first created. That reveal will cause Cyborg to question his own humanity.

When tackling a character like this, Semper said he believes the trick is to take elements from the past and rework them into the present, all while paying homage to the things people have loved about the character (while axing stuff that maybe didn’t work out as well).

Check out the interview below and let us know what you think: