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OK, look, there was a lot to snooze over in the season four premiere of Supergirl. It was as table setting an episode of television as I’ve seen in a long time, and I definitely found myself wanting to do my nails, or laundry, or something else as I watched. But then it dropped a very big name and suddenly I was at attention.

The supervillains who torment, thwart and otherwise mess with the universe’s well-meaning superheroes are, on the whole, a pretty foul bunch. But which of these supervillains is best at what they do? Put otherwise: if what supervillains do is try to inflict as much misery as possible on the largest number of people, which supervillain is most capable of pulling that off? Think of Darkseid, from DC Comics: instead of trying to live a meaningful and fulfilling life, he goes around trying to subject every single person in the universe to his screwed up will.

Justice League finally hits theatres this week, and while its villain, Steppenwolf, is not the big bad many were expecting when the movie was first revealed, he opens up the gateway to a whole new corner of DC Comics canon: Jack Kirby's legendary Fourth World and its New Gods. Here's a spoiler-free guide to Steppenwolf and what you need to know about him before you watch Justice League.

There's a reason Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice went with that slightly wordy title. In addition to featuring a showdown between the two DC heavyweights, Zack Snyder's film was largely created to help set up a bigger DC Extended Universe. How exactly did it do that? We've got you covered.