Superman speaks with an inhabitant of Kandor, expressing his intention to visit the city. However, Metropolis is under attack by Brainiac, who has come to destroy Superman. As he descends upon the streets, Brainiac meets Luthor. Acknowledging his scientific skills, Brainiac brings Luthor to his ship
Synopsis for the 1st Story
Superman speaks with an inhabitant of Kandor, expressing his intention to visit the city. However, Metropolis is under attack by Brainiac, who has come to destroy Superman. As he descends upon the streets, Brainiac meets Luthor. Acknowledging his scientific skills, Brainiac brings Luthor to his ship and both agree to work together to destroy Superman and conquer Earth.
At the Daily Planet, Clark discovers all computers and machines in the building have been replaced by Brainiac technology, which enhances work productivity and allows for more downtime. As Brainiac nears the Daily Planet, Superman goes into action. Brainiac, having acquired Luthor's Kryptonite collection, shoots Superman with a periwinkle Kryptonite beam. This causes Superman to become more overtly romantic towards Lois and he brings her to a dance floor so they can have a private dance. The effect passes quickly, however and Superman confronts Brainiac again.
Meanwhile at the Fortress of Solitude, Lara has been learning how to use her new powers and catching up with all the time she lost while trapped in the Phantom Zone. However, the Superman Family is ambushed by Brainiac, who enlarges his robot bug to attack the heroes. Lara calls out Brainiac for his evil deeds, saying Jor-El, his creator, would be disappointed in him. Enraged, Brainiac orders Lex to shoot the Superman Family with his shrinking ray; but Luthor cannot picture anyone other than himself destroying the Superman Family, so he shrinks down Brainiac instead.
Brainiac is taken away by Kandorian cops while Superman breaks into his ship to arrest Luthor, who escapes with Brainiac's robot bug. While the Superman Family is distracted, a lone robot escapes from the ship's wreckage. Later, at the Daily Planet, Lois exposes Clark to periwinkle Kryptonite and a few moments later, they are dancing together.
Appearing in the 1st Story
- Kryptonian Military Guild
- Comet the Super-Horse (Mentioned only)
- Jor-El (Mentioned only)
- Streaky (Mentioned only)
- Krypton (Mentioned only)
- Phantom Zone (Mentioned only)
- Blue Kryptonite
- Green Kryptonite
- Orange Kryptonite (First appearance)
- Periwinkle Kryptonite (First appearance)
- Yellow Kryptonite
- Black Kryptonite (Mentioned only)
- Gold Kryptonite (Mentioned only)
- Cover gallery for the Superman Family Adventures series
- Images from Superman Family Adventures Vol 1 9