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Hollywood Justice #11: Who Is Brainiac?

6 February 2013 8:02 AM, PST | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

With the upcoming release of the DC animated feature "Superman: Unbound," there is renewed interest in one of Superman's most enduring foes, the alien menace known as Brainiac.

This week in Hollywood Justice, we're going to take a look back at Brainiac's history, and find out why his super-intellect makes him such a deadly threat to the Man of Steel.

Brainiac made his first appearance back in 1958's "Action Comics" #242. An alien who had come to Earth in order to steal its greatest cities, Brainiac employed an "ultra-force barrier" as part of his personal arsenal, making him invulnerable even to the might of Superman, and leaving Earth's greatest defender helpless to stop the theft of its cities, which were shrunk and placed into bottles as though they were nothing more than model sets.

Although Superman finally hit upon the solution of hiding in Metropolis and being brought aboard Brainiac's ship alongside it, »

- Matt Adler

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