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The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, #32, Lex Luthor
The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, Lex Luthor

AKA: ALEXANDER JOSEPH LUTHOR, MOCKINGBIRD

When you�re as strong, fast, invulnerable and flat-out powerful as Superman, it�s hard to find a nemesis of sufficient menace to actually provide you with a workout. Enter Lex Luthor, the bad guy�s bad guy. He doesn�t (usually) have superpowers, but then he doesn�t need them, even against the Man of Steel. No prison can hold him, it seems, no setback is too great to overcome, and there�s pretty much no scheme too outlandish for his considerable brain power to cook up. Since Superman remains reluctant to just break Luthor�s neck, there�s always tomorrow for this perpetual rebounder. Talk about try, try and try again � Robert the Bruce�s Spider had nothing on Luthor.

FIRST APPEARED IN ACTION COMICS #23
CREATED BY JERRY SIEGEL AND JOE SHUSTER

The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters
Usually bald, smartest human on Earth, Machiavellian planning ability and a frequent prison escapee.
The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters
Gene Hackman played him in the Christoper Reeve films, with Kevin Spacey taking the role for Bryan Singer. On TV, John Shea and Michael Rosenbaum have played the character in recent years, while Clancy Brown and James Marsters (Buffy�s Spike) have voiced him in animated serials. To date, the Smallville incarnation has probably been the most interesting, if also the most inconsistent.
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Lex Luthor, son of Lionel Luthor and Leticia Luthor, has on occasion dated both Lois Lane and Lana Lang. Sheesh.
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