Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Action Comics #868, about which I write the following sentences: "As you may have heard, Geoff Johns is introducing the 'real' Brainiac in this story arc (of which 'Action Comics' #868 is part three), right after he did something similar with Toyman earlier this year. It's Johns' way of saying, 'you haven't seen the real character yet, all the other versions were just the advance scouts' (or in Toyman's case, toys). There must be something in the DC drinking water, because Morrison said the same thing about Darkseid going into 'Final Crisis.' Or, more likely, it's a clean way to pave through the inconsistent continuity of past decades. It's almost impossible to reconcile the various deeds and behaviors of Brainiac over the years, but if you say, 'oh, those were all different (robot) guys,' it makes things a lot easier. I'm not necessarily a fan of such an approach. Especially since it's been popping up regularly this year, but this particular comic, 'Action Comics' #868, is exceedingly well-drawn and cleanly told. I may not particular like the concept, but I like the execution enough to recommend it."
Read the entire review HERE.