According to reports, 1950's DC Comics villain 'Brainiac', the main villain in producer Jon Peter's early "Superman Reborn" and "Superman Lives" screenplays, will be the antagonist in director Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" sequel, "Superman: The Man Of Steel".
Created by Otto Binder (of 'Adam Link' fame), 'Brainiac' debuted in "Action Comics" #242, July 1958.
In storylines involving time travel and cloning, several variations of Brainiac have appeared, usually depicted as a green-skinned alien android from the planet 'Colu', capable of manipulating computer systems, exerting control over time and responsible for shrinking 'Kandor', the bottled, surviving capital city of Superman's destroyed home planet 'Krypton'.
In "Superman" #167, February 1964, Brainiac was revealed as a spy machine created by the 'Computer Tyrants of Colu'.
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