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My DC: Brainiac September 18, 2011

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My conception for Brainiac is a compilation of several of the different incarnations we have seen throughout the years.

In appearance he would be like the Bronze Age version, metal body with the honeycomb brain case.  His signature three diodes would be a symbol embossed onto the metal forehead.  He would command a fleet of skull ships.

My idea, rather than being a scientist who opposed the computer tyrants of Kolu . . . he would have been one of the computer tyrants.  Kolu would have been ruled by a council of AI’s that reached logical consensus.  Brainiac wound up seeking more, seized control of the council, and had his rivals destroyed.  His obsession is perfection, and perfection in a machine mind is to know all.  He sends his fleets out from Kolu on missions of learning (which take the form of conquest).

My DC: Bizarro September 17, 2011

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I have made no bones in the past about my dislike for how Bizarro Superman has been handled most of the time.  I don’t like the idea of a segmented crystal doppelganger from space, and I absolutely loathe bizarro speak.

John Byrne came closest.  Bizarro should be a failed attempt at cloning Superman, who becomes twisted and monstrous.  He would have all of the power of Superman with none of the finesse or true understanding of what he is.

He would not be fully evil, but rather a sort of modern day Frankenstein, victim of the science that created him.  Easily manipulated, he would be like a child lashing out at a world he doesn’t fully understand.  He should be as pitiable as he is terrible.

We should be rooting for him to finally find a life of peace, but sadly, that is likely never to happen.

And he wouldn’t wear a backwards S.