In the present day, Lex Luthor and his Legion of Doom attempt to use cryogenic rays from orbital satellites to expand the Earth’s polar ice caps, causing massive sea level recession and creating new lands they will rule. Superman and the Justice League confront the Legion, dividing their forces to handle the Legion and destroy the satellites. In the ensuing space battle, Robin purposely crashes his spacecraft into the satellite array. Refusing to accept defeat, Captain Cold overloads the remaining satellite, which reverberates back down on Earth entombing Luthor in an enormous ice sheet before the satellite explodes. The League is triumphant and believe Luthor to be dead.