Brainiac’s presence in the Wolfman, Swan and Chiaramonte story in Action 514 (Dec. 80) is a surprise. Shame its revealed on the cover.
Computers start going out of control all over the world. Superman stops by the JLA satellite, checking to see if it, too, has been infected, and learns from Hawkman than it has.
Superman then heads to his Fortress of Solitude, and finds it fighting back against him.
Superman has to fight everything from his own trophies to weapons and animals from his Interplanetary Zoo.
Brainiac is revealed as the source of the problem, having plugged into the Fortress computer to reprogram it. Superman finds this situation is actually a benefit.
Superman re-programs the Fortress computer, which also re-programs Brainiac into a friendly ally. This won’t last.
Rozakis, Tanghal and deMulder conclude the Air Wave/Atom team-up in this issue. Both men were intercepted by Sunspotter.
Air Wave probably could have taken out this bad guy by himself, but he is young, and lacks confidence and experience. So he does the smart thing, and frees the Atom, who takes down Sunspotter.