a series of Argentine comics first published in 1992, drawn by Carlos Meglia and written by Carlos Trillo for the Italian comics magazine Skorpio (Eura Editoriale). The series first appeared in Spanish in November 1993.
Why was it forgotten?: TOO DIFFERENT TO BE MARKETABLE.
We kick off our very first ‘Good Forgotten Cartoon’ with something you’ve probably never heard of in your life.
Hell, I never even heard of it until I saw a thread on 4chan’s /co/ board where I had to wait for close to 2 hours before somebody dropped the name.
Let me just say, from the bottom of my heart; THIS SERIES IS FREAKING AWESOME!
Let me give you the basic gist of the plot: a Nazi scientist flees Germany after the end of World War 2 to continue his work in genetic engineering, and construct a series of cyborgs called Cybers. One of the cyborgs, named Cybersix escapes and flees to America where she adopts the secret identity of a male high school teacher.
By day she’s a teacher, but by night a hero who indirectly saves her city from the minions of her creator who come to seek her out. She destroys them in order to feed on their life energy called “Sustenence” so she can continue living.
So let me run this by you again; we have a transgender cyborg anti-hero fighting nazi robots in the 1990s. Is that not the most amazing idea you’ve ever heard?!
Not only is the concept cool but the actual content manages to measure up. Sure, the cartoon has to take a few liberties; like toning down some of the violence to make it suitable for television. Of course, it also ran into the misfortune of being a dark cartoon based on a rather unknown intellectual property so no one really knew what to make of it.
Cybersix wasn’t Batman, or even Spawn so it was nigh impossible for her to find an audience. So unfortunate, she wasn’t able to,
All and all, the cartoon definitely has it’s legacy, and though being the first of the good forgotten cartoons, it definitely gets the Cartoon Badlands Highest Recommendation
The method by which Cybersix obtains sustenance is different among the series’ incarnations. In the comic book, Cybersix sucks sustenance directly from the neck of those she hunts as if she were a vampire. in the animated series, Von Reichter’s creations carry glowing vials of Sustenance with them, which Cybersix would open and drink.
the series received positive critical reception from the Pulcinella Awards