Seeing as how Brainiac's ship was Superman's original Fortress of Solitude, I'm pretty sure I know who is going to win.
I knew there was something weird about that little man!
See? Even the Centuar part of the creature knows it's a Centipede!
Superman finally threatens to destroy Brainiac's collection and it stops Brainiac short since he's spent millennia saving these bits of destroyed worlds. Brainiac doesn't understand why Superman doesn't want salvation. It looks like Brainiac knows the Terminauts are coming because they have a Master List of 333 worlds to be destroyed. And Earth is next on the list. So it looks like Brainiac and the Terminauts are definitely separate entities.
Brainiac doesn't believe Superman will harm it and Superman probably won't. But he flicks his tiny baby rocket at Brainiac like it's a bullet so that it can interface with Brainiac and Superman can take control. Superman collapses after this but crawls into a patch of sunlight shining through the window of the Brainiac Satellite and begins to recuperate. And once his Baby Rocket interfaces with the Collector, Superman gives it a voice command to reinstate and magnify Metropolis. It is put back on Earth.
Once everything in Metropolis calms down a bit and people begin to forget (or at least go on pretending nothing cosmically catastrophic just happened to them. You know, the way we all do every single day but only certain people labeled schizophrenic seem to remember clearly), Clark Kent ends up talking with his boss at the Daily Star. He's proud of Clark for bringing Glenmorgan down although Kent is sorry that Glenmorgan lost his mind while in the bottle. Of course, Clark doesn't know anything about the Little Man that was the cause of it all! But Kent's boss decides Clark has bigger things in store for him than being a reporter on a tiny paper like the Daily Star.
Isn't a Star bigger than a Planet?! Let me check the internet. Hum de dum. It is!
John Corben (that's the name of the guy that was part of the Human Centuarpede and is Lois Lane's ex) is being held in sedation by the military. The Metal-Zero armor has fused to his central nervous system. He's alive but nobody knows how. Lane's father wants to make sure he gets nothing but the best of care. Who knows what horrible villain he'll come back as! Probably the next iteration of Brainiac.
Finally, Clark's landlady has a talk with Clark about his secret identity as Superman. She found his costume when the police were searching his place for Glenmorgan and she kept it safe so they wouldn't find it. Of course Clark wants to make sure his secret is safe with her.
This is just a good all around page.
After that, he flies off to the Smallville Cemetery to speak with his parents. At first I thought they fixed the spelling of Cemetery over the entrance gate:
What?! I guess it must be a separate entrance! Or seperete? Zing!
The issue finishes up with a two page prologues. Pshaw! Stupid Grant Morrison! You can't finish with a prologue! You're such a stupid head! I mean, sure it's a prologue to a future storyline! Or maybe it's the prologue at the end of the book for the story that appeared in issues #5 and #6! Now that's a mind fuck!
Oh man! I forgot that I was going to explain the Nimrod the Hunter thing in Issue #6 when one of the Legionnaires mentioned that Nimrod the Hunter shot the Tesseract into Superman's brain! But now I don't have to because Morrison did it for me. Although I still haven't explained how Bugs Bunny turned the term 'Nimrod' into an insult! Because he was just using 'Nimrod' sarcastically when he was calling Elmer Fudd a Nimrod since Nimrod was supposedly a great hunter, Biblically speaking. As this Nimrod points out. And Fudd sucked so Bugs used it mockingly. But people just picked up on the idea that it was an insult. "What's up, Nimod?"
Action Comics #8 Rating: No change. This comic is just fantastic. But I'm not going to put it up over Batman as the #1 comic. Not on its own, anyway! This story arc is good enough to put Action Comics at the #1 spot. But only if Batman's story arc declines in quality! So it's up to Scott Snyder and Batman to put forth the effort to maintain the #1 spot. And who knows? Maybe Wonder Woman or Aquaman will sneak up on them both! Although I don't have any great hopes for DC Presents: Challengers of the Unknown!