Friday, June 6, 2003

Lex Luthor | Comics

Crawling up his way from the unfriendly neighborhood of Metropolis's Suicide Slum to a successful inventor to the billionaire businessman to the President of United States, Alexander Joseph Luthor is the most powerful man on Earth. He developed an enmity towards Superman, as he worked very hard to reach on top of fame and power but the alien from Krypton got it for free.

Lex Luthor | Comics

Apparently, he used a clone to blame for all of his crimes in early days as well as fooling Supergirl. Apart from antagonizing the Man of Steel, Luthor picked a fight with Bruce Wayne/Batman during the crisis of No Man's Land and then he tried to frame him by hiring David Cain (Bruce Wayne – Fugitive). Luthor struck a deal with Darkseid in the time of Imperiex War by delivering Doomsday.

Luthor was always aware about Superman’s secret identity but remained silent as it may harm Lois Lane, the only woman he cares for but Manchester Black erased this knowledge from his memory (Ending Battle). He grew extremely arrogant about his adversary and blamed Superman for an oncoming Kryptonite meteor (Public Enemies).

His Earth-Three counterpart was responsible for Infinite Crisis but ended up getting killed by The Joker. He tried to frame his doppelganger for his previous crimes and to get away with the Everyman Project, which also failed (52). Along with many other villains Lex was transported to a prison planet before Final Crisis (Salvation Run). Upon the rise of New Krypton, Luthor accessed the knowledge of Brainiac.

For more information on Lex Luthor comics series, you can check out these links below.

Lex Luthor (Comics) Wikipedia

Lex Luthor (Comics) DC Wikia

Villain of Tomorrow

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Superman Archives Vol 01

The Superman Chronicles Vol 03

Superman Archives Vol 02

Superman – The Action Comics Archives Vol 02

The Superman Chronicles Vol 07

Superman – Kryptonite (Softcover)

Superman – Kryptonite (Hardcover)

Superman – Birthright (Softcover)

Superman – Birthright (Hardcover)

Superman – Secret Origin (Softcover)

Superman – Secret Origin (Hardcover)

Superman – The Man of Steel Vol 01

Superman/Shazam – First Thunder

Batman – Rules of Engagement

Showcase Presents – Superman Family Vol 01

Superman – The Man of Tomorrow Archives Vol 02

Showcase Presents – Superman Vol 01

Showcase Presents – World’s Finest Vol 01

Showcase Presents – Superman Vol 02

Showcase Presents – Supergirl Vol 01

Superman – Tales of Bizarro World

Showcase Presents – Superman Vol 03

Showcase Presents – Superman Vol 04

Showcase Presents – World’s Finest Vol 02

Showcase Presents – Legion of Super-Heroes Vol 01

Showcase Presents – Supergirl Vol 02

Showcase Presents – Legion of Super-Heroes Vol 02

Superman – Tales from the Phantom Zone

The Greatest Team-Up Stories Ever Told

Crisis on Infinite Earths

Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths

Saga of the Swamp Thing – Book 4

Swamp Thing – A Murder of Crows

History of the DC Universe (Softcover)

History of the DC Universe (Hardcover)

Whatever Happened To The Man of Tomorrow? (Softcover)

Whatever Happened To The Man of Tomorrow? (Hardcover)

DC Universe – The Stories of Alan Moore

Saga of the Swamp Thing – Book 5

Swamp Thing – Earth to Earth

The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told

Superman – The Man of Steel Vol 02

Lex Luthor – Man of Steel (Softcover)

Lex Luthor – Man of Steel (Hardcover)

Swamp Thing – Reunion

Swamp Thing – Infernal Triangles

Underworld Unleashed

JLA – Rock of Ages

Kingdom Come (Softcover)

Kingdom Come (Hardcover)

Justice League of America – The Nail

Superman – Emperor Joker

Superman – Ending Battle

The Dark Knight Strikes Again (Softcover)

The Dark Knight Strikes Again (Hardcover)

Superman – Red Son (Softcover)

Superman – Red Son (Hardcover)

Superman/Batman Vol 01 – Public Enemies (Softcover)

Superman/Batman Vol 01 – Public Enemies (Hardcover)

All Star Superman

Absolute All Star Superman

Countdown to Infinite Crisis – The OMAC Project

Countdown to Infinite Crisis – Villains United

Power Girl

Infinite Crisis (Softcover)

Infinite Crisis (Hardcover)

Infinite Crisis Companion

Superman – Infinite Crisis

52 Vol 03

Superman – Up, Up and Away!

Booster Gold – 52 Pick-Up (Softcover)

Booster Gold – 52 Pick-Up (Hardcover)

Superman – Last Son of Krypton

Justice League of America – The Injustice League

JLA – Salvation Run

Superman – The Coming of Atlas

Superman – Brainiac

Superman – New Krypton Vol 02

Superman – Last Stand of New Krypton Vol 01

Superman – Last Stand of New Krypton Vol 02

Superman – War of the Supermen

Absolute Blackest Night

Superman – The Black Ring

Brightest Day Omnibus

Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (also the creator of Superman), Alexander "Lex" Luthor was introduced as an evil genius arch nemesis for Superman who debuted in 1940, on the pages of Action Comics issue #23. Throughout the years of publication Lex Luthor created and was part of several super-villain team such as Injustice League, Injustice Gang, Superman Revenge Squad, Secret Six, Intergang, Secret Society and in The New 52 timeline he was even a part of Justice League. Luthor’s origin in DC Comics and first encounter with the Man of Steel was revised several times in modern era on All Star Superman, Superman – Birthright and Superman – Secret Origin limited series.

Against A God!

Lex Luthor’s back-story went through a reboot along with the whole New Earth continuity after “Flashpoint”. The character was adapted into animation TV series like Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, The Batman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice), live-action TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Smallville and Supergirl as well as live-action films. The most recent portrayal of the character was by actor Jesse Eisenberg in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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