This DC Comics supervillain is heading to CBS' Supergirl

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Jul 22, 2015

CBS’ upcoming comic-book TV series Supergirl is adding another classic supervillain to its roster. TV Line’s Mike Ausiello has learned that infamous DC Comics baddie Reactron is set to face off against Kara Danvers, aka Supergirl, played by Melissa Benoist.

The exoskeletal chest-plated supervillain, who first appeared in the pages of The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #8 back in 1983, has a heart made of gold Kryptonite that is able to render any Kryptonian powerless for about 15 seconds. Reactron is also able to harness deadly radiation, which I’m pretty sure won’t bode well for Kara. In DC’s Superman: New Krypton comic, Reactron is the one actually responsible for the deaths of Kara’s Kryptonian parents Zor-El (Robert Gant) and Alura (Laura Benanti). Will the show go down that route?

TV Line says Reactron has a long-held grudge against Supes, but it’ll be against Supergirl that he will strike (she is, after all, the one with the television show, as Mike Ausiello points out). The superpowered madman (who became a member of the Suicide Squad at one point in the comics and went on to create the Nuclear Legion) is set to appear in Episode 3 of the upcoming superhero series. No news on who'll play the baddie character yet.

Supergirl will premiere on CBS on Oct. 26 at 8:30 PM. Are you guys excited Reactron will appear on the series?

(Via TV Line)

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