Lex Luthor, having defeated Earth's primary heroes, turns to find Brainiac releasing exobytes to process, catalogue and then destroy Earth. As he runs he recalls his deal with Brainiac, aiding the intergalactic conquerer in a bid to kill Superman. Bunkering at a secret base in New Mexico, Luthor calls to unite all remaining villains and heroes who are fighting Brainiac's Enforcer robots. With Captain Atom's help he manages to save a small group of heroes and villains for his resistence movement.
"And he's finally learned he's no better than us. He could never be better than...me.." — Lex Luthor