Brainiac Recollects His Origins in
Superman #23 ‘Brainiac’ #1
Brainiac is one of Superman’s weirder villains, because he claims to be the smartest being in the universe, but he still can’t figure out a way to “preserve” planets without destroying them — and destruction is the exact opposite of preservation. So he’s sort of like a Victorian scientist who slaughters or imprisons a bunch of animals to study them, or robs some country of its anthropological artifacts, then declares that everything there is to be known has already been discovered.
Superman has no time for that kind of thing, so he frequently finds himself butting heads with a guy who’s ALL head. Like literally, 99% of Brainiac’s essence is just that–brains. You know what his Earth name is? THE INTERNET. And occasionally he creates a body for himself so he can get hands-on with his Superman-pestering. But Brainiac–if you are so smart, why do you always lose? Tony Bedard and artist Pascal Alixe might just have the answer for us in a peek at how the Collector of Worlds got his 12-level intellect.
Don’t miss what comes next in Brainiac #1!