The Kryptonoid kept Superman on the defensive through most of the next issue's story, until the penultimate page. In addition to featuring the turning point of the fight leading to our villain's defeat, that page also reveals the answer the question posed in the previous post - How did the Kryptonoid animate the lightpost?
Freaked out at the notion of bonding with his own destruction, he's down for the count in only 3 panels.
My guess of the eye-beams transmitting the microorganisms to enable control was correct, but i didn't think to specify having the beams generated by the X-17 robot.
Now you can sleep easy with the knowledge of how Kal-El prevailed.
page art by Curt Swan & Frank Chiaramonte, words by Martin Pasko, for Superman #329 (1978)