Take a look @ the DC Comics' origins of the super-villain 'Brainiac', who will be the 'big bad' in director Zack Snyder's upcoming "Justice League" feature, following Warners' "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice":
The super-villain 'Brainiac' will star as the new film's 'big bad'.
The character first appeared in DC's "Action Comics" #242 (July 1958), created by writer Otto Binder and illustrator Al Plastino, as an extraterrestrial android, responsible for shrinking and stealing 'Kandor', capital city of Superman's beloved home planet 'Krypton'.
Due to complex storylines involving time travel, cloning and revisions of DC's continuity, several variations of Brainiac have appeared, with most incarnations depicting him as a green-skinned being in humanoid form, with a set of diodes protruding from his skull.
His name itself is a combination of the words 'brain' and 'maniac', which squares him nicely into the super-villain category.
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