"Brainiac, Part 4: Mind Over Matter": As it continues to raze Metropolis, Brainiac's head ship deploys dozens of robotic Brainiac Probes. Supergirl tells Lois to go and readies herself to hold the front line and defend the [[Daily Pla
Appearing in "Brainiac, Part 4: Mind Over Matter"
- Lois Lane
- Cat Grant
- Jimmy Olsen
- Perry White
- Ron Troupe
- Steve Lombard
- Jonathan Kent
- Martha Kent
- Zor-El (Flashback and main story)
- Alura In-Ze (Flashback and main story)
Synopsis for "Brainiac, Part 4: Mind Over Matter"
As it continues to raze Metropolis, Brainiac's head ship deploys dozens of robotic Brainiac Probes. Supergirl tells Lois to go and readies herself to hold the front line and defend the Daily Planet. Her cousin-in-law reminds her that she can fly away, but Kara refuses to. She's terrified, but she will not run away. Bolstering her courage, she charges head-long into the probes.
On board the head ship, Superman continues to struggle with Brainiac, who continues mocking him. Getting angrier every second, Superman tears out one of Brainiac's cybernetic implant cables, causing him to howl in electrostatic pain. Then punches him into a wall
After temporarily disabling Brainiac, Superman discovers the shrunken, bottled Kryptonian city of Kandor. He communes with Supergirl's parents, Alura and Zor-El, who ask him if their daughter is safe. Zor-El tells Superman of how his former home of Argo City had been assimilated into Kandor after an encounter with Brainiac.
Brainiac recovers from his injury and renews his attack against Superman. He gets the drop on him, and attaches him to a network of cables that hard-wires him to the ship's computer systems. At the same time, a drone manages to hurt Supergirl and she is dragged in the vessel by some kind of beam. Brainiac then uses his force field technology to generate a sphere around Metropolis. Shrinking it, he brings it aboard his ship. Now that he has what he came for, Brainiac no longer needs Earth. He launches a solar aggressor towards the sun and tells Superman that the device will cause the sun to flare up, incinerating Earth.
- This book was first published on September 17, 2008.
- This storyline is a prologue to the "Superman: New Krypton" crossover event of 2009.
TriviaThe original cover to this issue showed Clark and Jonathan holding bottles of beer. DC editorial staff found this to be uncharacteristic of Clark, and the cover was recalled. The replacement cover shows Jonathan and Clark holding drink bottles clearly labeled as "Soda Pop".
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