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Disambiguation:

This is the page for the second Skyman, Jacob Colby, who appears in the DC comic event, 52.

For the original Skyman see Star-Spangled Kid.

History

Jacob Colby was one of the first people to receive superpowers from Lex Luthor's metagene therapy.

Through the Everyman Project, Colby was granted the power of flight and membership onto the new Infinity, Inc., where he took up the mantle of Skyman, previous alias of the late Sylvester Pemberton, also known as the Star-Spangled Kid.

Skyman and Starlight

Skyman survives the 'Rain of the Supermen' in Week 35, during which most of Luthor's Everymen lose their powers and their lives.

Skyman becomes romantically involved with Natasha Irons, Starlight of Infinity Inc. When Natasha realizes that Luthor is up to something, she confides in Skyman and he agrees to help her investigate. In Week 39, While staking out the laboratory of Dr. Laughlin they are almost discovered. Laughlin blows himself, and his entire lab, sky high and Starlight and Skyman would have been discovered by the evil Mercy Graves were it not for Jake's powers of flight.

Demise of Skyman 2

After they escape, Skyman tells Starlight that he needs to show her something that will "explain a lot," and indeed it does. Skyman leads her into an operating room, where the dead body of Jacob Colby has been cut up. Missing an arm and both legs, it is a gruesome sight. It turns out that Everyman had killed Skyman and had been eating his flesh in order to morph into his form. Everyman had developed a taste for Skyman that just couldn't be sated, and used it to spy on Starlight.

Note: Since when Everyman was impersonating Skyman is unknown. For this, 52 #39 - Powers & Abilities; The Origin of Mister Terrific is considering the numebr of his death.

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