Who the Clix? Computo

Who the Clix? is a series of articles featuring information on comic book characters that have been made into figures for the popular tabletop game Heroclix. These articles are meant to help Heroclix players learn more about the characters behind their favorite pieces.

Today we look at the computer gone mad: Computo

Appearances in Heroclix: Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
First Appearance: Adventure Comics #340
Team Affiliations: None

Artwork and character is copyright/trademark DC; used under Fair Use
Artwork and character is copyright/trademark DC; used under Fair Use

Computo was a mechanical assistant built by Brainiac 5 in the future patrolled by the Legion of Super-Heroes. Unfortunately, Computo becomes homicidal and attempts to lead an uprising of machines, starting by building an army of replicas. In anticipation of a confrontation with the Legionnaires, it builds itself into its ultimate form, Computo the Conqueror and sends out a massive distress signal to all Legionnaires. Computo is ready for the returning heroes and uses a weapon on them that neutralizes their powers, turning their clubhouse into a walking automaton. Computo defeats the Legion in their first conflict, killing one of Triplicate Girl’s forms, turning her into Duo Damsel. Brainiac 5 is eventually able to defeat Comput by using an anti-matter device buried in the ruins of the Batcave.

Years later, after having components of his original body used by Brainiac 5, Computo returns by possessing the mind of Danielle Foccart. Computo is defeated by Danielle’s brother, Jacques, who had become the second Invisible Kid. Brainiac spent months extracting Computo from the young girl’s mind and finally succeeds, placing Computo’s program into a matrix that tamed it and turned him into the Legion’s majordomo. When Brainiac 5 resigned from the Legion he built an organic body for Computo that looked much like a smaller version of Validus to take his place.

Much later, an army of Computo replicas of unknown origins try to conquer Bismoll but are defeated by the Legion of Substitute Heroes.

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