"Brainiac, Part II: Hide and Seek": Deep in space, Brainiac coasts in his ship. His computer seeks a Kryptonian.

Quote1 Sometimes I wish I didn't have any memories of Krypton. Maybe then I'd be like you... maybe then I wouldn't miss it so much. Quote2
-- Supergirl

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Synopsis for "Brainiac, Part II: Hide and Seek"

Deep in space, Brainiac coasts in his ship. His computer seeks a Kryptonian.

Back at the Fortress, Supergirl sees the Brainiac probe and assures Superman that this isn't really Brainiac since no one has seen the real Brainiac. Brainiac sends off probes to explore a planet before plundering it. Several decades ago, his androids invaded Kandor and killed dozens of people before Brainiac himself stole the city. Agitated, she burns the probe, upset at seeing Brainiac again. Her cousin hugs her to calm her down and she hugs him back. Kara goes on about the thousands of people killed or missing because of Brainiac, and Kal realizes he needs to find him and stop him.

In Smallville, Clark talks with his parents, who naturally fear for him but trust him to do the right thing. Clark spends time with Pa and they talk about what it was like growing up.

At the Daily Planet, Clark takes guff from Lombard, who then teases Jimmy and Ron.

Superman gets in a Kryptonian rocketship and flies deep into space, seeking Brainiac and studying findings by Non about Brainiac on Krypton. He finds probes attacking a planet, and finds himself unable to stop the "bottling" process.

A missile blows apart the system, and Superman is left unconscious. Brainiac's ship pulls him in.


  • This book was first published on July 9, 2008.
  • General Zod appears only in a flashback in a recording Superman is watching as he travels in a spaceship through space.
  • General Zod's full name, Dru-Zod is revealed for the first time in this issue. He is not to be confused with his own ancestor Admiral Zod whose name he shares.


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Superman - New Krypton Special 1
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New Krypton Crossover
This issue is related to the Superman: New Krypton crossover, running through the Superman Titles between 2008 and 2009, involving the coming of a great number of new Kryptonians to Earth from the Bottle City of Kandor.