Hank Henshaw was an astronaut recruited to command LexCorp's space shuttle, for Guardian defense platforms. However, during the shuttle's launch, it began leaking radiation. Henshaw was severely burned as a result but was saved by Superman.[1] Out of a desire to save her husband's life, Terri accepted the help from Lex Luthor.[2]

Lex arranged for Henshaw's consciousness to be transferred into a S.T.A.R. Labs robot. However, Henshaw's new state caused him trauma and he became enraged. Henshaw tried to kill Lex, but Terri managed to convince him that it was Superman's fault (as he hadn't managed to save him in time, despite previously having moved a planet). So, when Superman appeared, Henshaw began to fight him. The two fought for a few minutes, until Superman separated the head of Henshaw's robot body from the rest of it. Afterwards, Henshaw calmed down and apologized to Superman. His head was placed in secure storage at S.T.A.R. Labs.[3]

Over the next few months, Henshaw became close friends with Tess Mercer (who had recently had also had her consciousness uploaded into a computer), who would frequently visit him. Due to his own experiences, Henshaw urged her not to waste this second chance.[4]

Henshaw remained at S.T.A.R. Labs until Eclipso attacked the city. Superman had been sent to another universe, leaving the city defenseless. Henshaw broke out and made himself a new robot body.[5] He joined forced with Supergirl and Superboy and fought Eclipso.[6]

After the defeat of Eclipso, Henshaw took it upon himself to get the Eclipso diamond away from Earth. With the help of the Green Lantern, Henshaw was sent deep into space towards an unknown destination.[7]




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