Other people may see Superman as the greatest hero the world has ever known—a benevolent being with tremendous power, a strange visitor here to help. But one man sees him as something else entirely: a threat—a creature whose very existence hinders humanity, preventing it from ever reaching its true potential.
A self-made man whose immeasurable intellect is always in conflict with his equally immeasurable ego, Lex Luthor is one of the world's most brilliant minds and most famous villains. From a young age, Lex utilized his almost unparalleled acumen to build himself a financial empire through hard work and dedication—but mainly through the strategic use of intimidation, bribery and murder. Sacrificing other people became simply a means to an end on the path to success, but Luthor always made sure none of his deplorable acts could be traced back to him. Instead, his climb to power and rise in status made him someone to look up to, someone people wanted to emulate—and he relished in the adoration.
Until it all changed the day Superman appeared and gave the world something else to aspire to.
Driven by jealousy masked with hate over what he perceives to be his stolen place as humanity's true savior, Luthor constantly attempts to destroy and humiliate Superman at every possible opportunity. He's willing to lie, cheat, steal, manipulate and go to any extreme necessary to accomplish his goals, not caring one bit about who he hurts. He is a man who not only wants to be seen as a god, but who has convinced himself he's the only one this worlds needs.
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This is it – the extraordinary, extra-sized finale of Scott Snyder and Jim Lee’s Superman saga, surrounded by an epic wraparound cover!
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There’s no sugar coating it. By all accounts and on all levels, Superman is doomed. It’s surprising. It’s frightening. It’s tragic. But it’s also compelling. No one wants to see Superman brought down permanently. But as far as human drama goes, you can’t ask for a more powerful one. Here’s why.
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Batman’s quest for Damian’s body is about to take him further down the road to damnation than he’s ever gone before! His first stop: the Justice League's Lex Luthor?!
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When Lex Luthor attempts to invest in Ted Kord’s new experiments, the scientists working on the supercollider are skeptical.
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11: CHAOS #2
Metropolis is under mystical siege, and Emil is trapped inside S.T.A.R. Labs with an unlikely source of help.
Forever Evil: Five Unanswered Questions
After seven spectacular issues, Geoff Johns and David Finch’s villainous Forever Evil saga has at last reached its fittingly hardcore conclusion. Within its forty pages, this week’s FOREVER EVIL #7 manages to bring the destructive events of the previous six issues—along with last year’s Trinity War—to a satisfying conclusion. Which doesn’t mean that the final issue answered all of our questions. Here’s a list of five key questions that were left unanswered by Forever Evil, and what they may mean for The New 52.
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A powerful force of Green Lanterns, Sinestro Corps members and Guardians assaults Superman and his allies, while Gordon and the Birds of Prey attack the Hall of Justice.
Themed Printables: DC Villains
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