Greg's novelization arrived a few minutes ago! Can't wait to start reading it. As for the Brainiac references, the codex itsself was shaped like Brainiac's Skull ship. I don't know if that was intentional or if I'm just reaching. Also the Phantom Zone ship projector device was shaped like his triangle logo. I think also in some of the infortmation data streams resembled the same. I'll have to see it again to see...but I'm not the only one of my friends who picked up on this. Very subtle stuff.