Friday, May 17, 2013

Save Us Lex, You're Our Only Hope

With all the titles that are crashing and burning in the new52, the time has never been better for DC to think outside the box, take a chance and trust Lex Luthor. Yes you read that right. I want Dan, Jim and Geoff to walk across that invisible bridge Indiana Jones style and know that what lay on the other side, while potentially dangerous may also hold riches untold! Basically, I want a Lex Luthor ongoing series.

Just think of the buzz that would surround a monthly book that takes readers inside the mind of DC's Gold Standard of Truth, Justice and The American Way's greatest foe. Marvel has sort of done this with Superior Spider-Man but it is Otto in the guise of Spidey, so it is still technically a "Spider-Man" comic. DC also sort of did this with Lex Luthor in Action Comics a few years back, making Mr. Luthor the focus of the title briefly. Those two books are great, but I want more...I want a commitment DAMN IT! I want a book that is all Lex, all the time.

I truly believe that Lex Luthor is the only villain in comics that can carry his own title without ever compromising who the character is at the core. Everybody in the entire Universe thinks that Lex Luthor is a bad guy...except LEX LUTHOR! To Luthor he is humanity's, NO!, the Universes only hope at salvation. Lex is the smartest man on the planet and the only person who sees these vigilantes for what they really are. Criminals.

He's also the only person who sees past the facade that is Superman. When it comes to Big Blue, Luthor Corps. Head Honcho knows the truth. The Man of Steel is an alien invader, who is here to rule Earth and all the powerless humans that inhabit it. Supes may preach truth, justice and the American Way, but Luthor knows all to well what lies behind such false promises. He knows the greed and power that festers deep down in Superman's Exta-Terrestrial soul and when it all comes to a head (and it will!) Alexander Luthor will be our only hope.

Seeing the world from Lex's point of view would be a fascinating thrill ride through the DCU the likes of which we have never seen before and I want to go along for the ride while he schemes to mold Metropolis and then the World in his perfect image. Don't you?


  1. I don't know about saving the nu52, but a Lex Luthor mini-series is a great idea.

    1. Reggie, I think Lex is such a unique villain that he could capture his own audience rather quickly. I hope he at least gets a number 1 during Septembers Villains month.

  2. In all fairness I do enjoy a lot of the new52 books. I think DC is on the right track, but some books I feel are given such a short leash why not go with something off the beaten path?