The Best Lex Luthor Ever Told

#1 Posted by The_Soverighn (1813 posts) - - Show Bio

In Your Opinion Whats The Best Lex Luthor Story Ever Told

#2 Posted by The_Soverighn (1813 posts) - - Show Bio
#3 Posted by Onemoreposter (4047 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Soverighn said:

Mine Is Luthor

I was going to say the same. Though I affectionately know it under the title Lex Luthor: Man of Steel. That story has alot going for it. Good writer, great artist, and a fun idea.

I also enjoyed the whole President Luthor storyline, though it's not exactly a single story. Luthor plays major roles in Bruce Wayne: Fugitive, Bruce Wayne: Murderer, Our Worlds at War, and Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, and other story's during his Presidency. It was a fun time.

#4 Posted by The_Soverighn (1813 posts) - - Show Bio

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#5 Posted by The_Tree (7450 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite is Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, followed by Superman: The Black Ring. While The Black Ring is under the Superman name, it's mostly centered on Lex.

I also liked him in Superman: Last Son. He's not a huge part in it, but I loved how he was written.

#6 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

I've heard great things about Luthor and the Action Comics arc that took place after Blackest Night.

#7 Posted by Izaiah (5198 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman: Birthright.

#8 Posted by cuddles666 (310 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman: Red Son.

#9 Posted by Billy Batson (58021 posts) - - Show Bio

Lex Luthor: Man of Steel/Luthor for me too. But I've heard Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography and Superman: The Black Ring are great as well and I'm planning to read them sooner or later.
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#10 Posted by TDK_1997 (14891 posts) - - Show Bio

Lex Luthor:Man of Steel.

#11 Posted by Lvenger (19851 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024: @Billy Batson: The Black Ring was a fantastic story. Cornell really did Lex justice and practically had me rooting for Lex to get his way against all the other villains of the DCU. Of course I then rooted for Superman to kick his keischter later.

#12 Posted by DarthShap (875 posts) - - Show Bio

Luthor, The Unauthorized Biography and The Black Ring are great stories from Lex's point of view.

#13 Posted by Onemoreposter (4047 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarthShap said:

Luthor, The Unauthorized Biography and The Black Ring are great stories from Lex's point of view.

The Unauthorized Biography isn't from Lex's point of view. It was cool for the time though. Introduced the suicide slums origin that Luthor would use during the Byrne era. Still, I wouldn't really consider it a Luthor story, despite containing much of Luthor's biographical details.

#14 Edited by DarthShap (875 posts) - - Show Bio

If what you are looking for is a Superman story in which Luthor is the villain (that is what the Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told is, except for Batman and the Joker), then:

Action Comics 544, the Byrne/Stern run, Superman For All Seasons, All Star Superman.

@Onemoreposter said:

@DarthShap said:

Luthor, The Unauthorized Biography and The Black Ring are great stories from Lex's point of view.

The Unauthorized Biography isn't from Lex's point of view. It was cool for the time though. Introduced the suicide slums origin that Luthor would use during the Byrne era. Still, I wouldn't really consider it a Luthor story, despite containing much of Luthor's biographical details.

What I meant was that it was not from Superman's point of view.The story is solely about Lex Luthor. Sure, you do not necessarily see the character a lot and he is not the protagonist but he is the story and kind of like in Citizen Kane, from what you are told about the character, you put yourself in his shoes and try to understand him, even more so than if you were just told what he was thinking through a caption box.

#15 Posted by Onemoreposter (4047 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarthShap: hmm, agreed.

#16 Posted by Sharkbite (293 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite would also be Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, however I would place Salvation Run as a close second. I loved watching the contrast between Luthor and Joker in Salvation Run, and having Luthor build a boomtube out of coconuts like he was the Professor on Giligan's Island was just too awesome.

#17 Posted by Onemoreposter (4047 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Soverighn: Picked up a great 4 issue series this week called "Superman's Nemesis: Lex Luthor" from 1999. It's unique in that it's focused on Lex vs Someone who's not Superman. Superman himself only shows up in a handful of panels and never really becomes essential to the plot. It's also set during the period where Luthor has a daughter, something I think alot of people forget about.

#18 Edited by kfhrfdu_89_76k (3734 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33360 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Soverighn said:

Mine Is Luthor

I agree

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