Smallville / Superman question

#1 Posted by Catsnlynne (1034 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been watching early episodes of Smallville and Clark Kent and Lex Luthor are real good friends. In the Superman comic books were they also good friends or did they always not like each other?
#2 Posted by SmashBrawler (5823 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on the continuity:

  • Originally, no, they met In Metropolis.
  • Then, during the Silver Age (and the Bronze Age), it was retconned that Superboy and Lex Luthor were good friends until a lab accident left Lex bald and he blamed Clark for it.
  • Post-Crisis, no.
  • After Birthright, Clark and Lex were friends in Smallville again until that accident.
  • After Infinite Crisis, no, as revealed in Secret Origin.
  • And currently, no.
#3 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

In Secret Origin they knew eachother in Smallville but they weren't buddies

#4 Posted by SmashBrawler (5823 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mbecks14 said:

In Secret Origin they knew eachother in Smallville but they weren't buddies

You're right, forgot about the street fair.

#5 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmashBrawler said:

Depends on the continuity:

  • Originally, no, they met In Metropolis.
  • Then, during the Silver Age (and the Bronze Age), it was retconned that Superboy and Lex Luthor were good friends until a lab accident left Lex bald and he blamed Clark for it.
  • Post-Crisis, no.
  • After Birthright, Clark and Lex were friends in Smallville again until that accident.
  • After Infinite Crisis, no, as revealed in Secret Origin.
  • And currently, no.

I liked the Birthright version

#6 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmashBrawler: And they talked in the library and Clark suggested they hang out and Lex said "Why would we do that?"

haha such a funny scene

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