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    If you were Lex Luthor

    I'm talking pre-coie. Where Lex was pretty much the smartest in the universe. I am asking what you would do if you had that level of super-intelligence/super-genius. If the only real limiting...
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    If i had Superman's power? What would i do? ...

    If i had Superman's power? What would i do? With my luck, it would most likey be silver-age power level. My main worry would be losing control of all that power. One of the first things i would...
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    The fortress is ripped off from Doc Savage. Some...

    The fortress is ripped off from Doc Savage. Some believe that Doc Savage & the Shadow are the main sources for the Clark Kent name. Clark Savage jr. & Kent Allard.
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    Surprised that you even know Goddard existed. ...

    Surprised that you even know Goddard existed. Too many people give von Braun all the credit for rocketry.



    With his intellect Lex can create new better drugs. Yes i know, those new drugs...
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    Robert Goddard & his rocket group invented the...

    Robert Goddard & his rocket group invented the chemical rocket. Werner von Braun played with Goddard's designs.

    Martin Shkelli bought drugs then super-increased the prices.

    The...
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    Many compare Luthor to Einstein. I think a...

    Many compare Luthor to Einstein. I think a better comparison would be with John von Neuman. At least one of John von Neuman's professors felt intimidated by von Neuman. You might ask why. Often...
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    The best live action Luthor was Lyle Talbot who...

    The best live action Luthor was Lyle Talbot who played him in the movie serial "Atom Man vs Superman".


    The best writer for Lex was Jerry Siegel.
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    Siegel wrote Lex as having the grand ambition to...

    Siegel wrote Lex as having the grand ambition to become "king of the world". Of course he was using world in its original meaning. So "king of the world" really meant king of everything. I refer...
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    You can be "evil incarnate" & still have some...

    You can be "evil incarnate" & still have some good in you. I imagine that most of Lex's good deeds are done in such a way that nobody can connect them to him. Or he does them as part of a...
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    Depicting Lex as only hating Superman because...

    Depicting Lex as only hating Superman because Superman is an alien, really does not work. Contrary to what some fans & writers believe, this kind of depiction does not make him a mis-guided good...
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    One post-crisis thing i never liked was none of...

    One post-crisis thing i never liked was none of Lex's tech was really his. It was all created by employees. Then there is the line followed by too many post-crisis writers. The one that says...
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    Lex should never be a father. Nor should he be...

    Lex should never be a father. Nor should he be slightly above average human intelligence. He is a super-genius. too many writers forget that. Btw when the coluans referred to humans being 6th...
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    Every version of the character has its fans. One...

    Every version of the character has its fans. One reason they object when DC announces another updating is the hostile way DC comes across. Almost always implying that all previous versions are...
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    My favorite motive for Lex hating Superman is...

    My favorite motive for Lex hating Superman is simple. He sees Superman as a self righteous jerk who won't stop getting in his way. I imagine Lex trying to walk away from his feud with Superman in...
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    Siegel's Lex did not associate with Clark. He...

    Siegel's Lex did not associate with Clark. He was friends with Superboy. It's very likely that Lex's family moved to Smallville because Superboy was there. Post-coie versions of Siegel's luthor...
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    I was also thinking of the isolationist tone to a...

    I was also thinking of the isolationist tone to a lot of the early stories.
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    One thing that strikes me about the stories from...

    One thing that strikes me about the stories from 38-40 (or so) is that they don't match the years they were published in. The first Luthor story doesn't make sense if it actually takes place in...
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    Clark was one of Lex's acquintances, not one of...

    Clark was one of Lex's acquintances, not one of his friends.
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    Actually his scheme was about conquest not war...

    Actually his scheme was about conquest not war profiteering. His plan was ti foment a continent wide war Then, when all the countries were exhausted & super war weary, he intended to swoop in &...
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    I was thinking of times he did things like...

    I was thinking of times he did things like "steal" the sun. Or when he invented two rays; an evaporation ray & a precipitation ray.
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    I could think of two reasons Lex would have had...

    I could think of two reasons Lex would have had for robbing banks. He has a new anti Superman weapon. Easy way to get Superman's attention was to rob a bank. Make the authorities think that his...
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    Most of the crimes that put Lex in prison...

    Most of the crimes that put Lex in prison (silver/bronze age) were ones he commited before he bacame an adult. Most of the "crimes" he commited after that were not crimes until after he did them. ...
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    Magin's stories had some good moments, but too...

    Magin's stories had some good moments, but too often he did watered down retellings of Jerry Siegel's work.
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    Hey my favorite character is Lex Luthor not...

    Hey my favorite character is Lex Luthor not Snidely Whiplash. Yes, he does have some good qualities. It's just that when he is in villain mode, his evil nature takes over. A Luthor who is no real...
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    Add in Lex's sister Lena & the backstory Siegel...

    Add in Lex's sister Lena & the backstory Siegel gave her. In my mind i see Lex & Superboy as bffs for about 1-3 years. They have many adventures together. The problem is that too many treat Lex as...
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