As Lex Luthor co-ordinates a samll group of heroes and villains to scan Brainiac's ship, capture some exobytes and obtain a small failsafe device Luthor had created, Luthor recalls Brainiac's initial attack on Metropolis where he abducted the Dail Planet building.
"Hope truly does spring eternal. Properly manipulated, it is a far better motivator than fear. Which is ironic since we really don't have much hope at all of defeating Brainiac and saving the human race. Not since I drove a kryptonite spear through Superman's heart." — Lex Luthor