The character was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Lex Luthor originally appeared in Action Comics No. Lex Luthor was originally a mad scientist , but since the late s, he has more often been portrayed as a power-mad business magnate , the CEO of LexCorp. He wishes to rid the world of Superman, ostensibly because Superman is a threat to humanity, but really because he envies Superman's popularity and influence. In his first story appearance, Action Comics No. He resides in a flying city suspended by a dirigible and plots to provoke a war between two European nations. Lois Lane and Clark Kent investigate, which results in Lois being kidnapped.
An egomaniacal genius and billionaire industrialist, Lex Luthor fights a neverending personal, public, and political battle against Superman. But Lex Luthor has only ever used his brilliant mind for selfish gain and to further his own bitter vendetta against those he feels have done him wrong. A notorious sociopath and xenophobe in almost every one of his incarnations—be it scientist, businessman or even the President of the United States—Luthor always uses his power and influence not to help mankind, but to attempt to destroy the one man on the planet who makes him feel insignificant: Superman. Although he has no superpowers to speak of, Luthor has come closer to defeating the Man of Steel more times than any of his other adversaries. To much of the world, Lex Luthor is a respectable, self-made man—the pinnacle of human achievement, due to his massive wealth and standing in the worlds of business and politics. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the Daily Planet intern Clark Kent takes learning-on-the-job to new extremes when Lobo and Parasite set their sights on Metropolis in Superman: Man of Tomorrow , the next entry i.
Lex Luthor is a man of many talents in the world of DC Comics. He possesses a genius level IQ, is a successful businessman and inventor, exuding charisma from every pore. All of those assets are extremely important when it comes to politics, and that world has provided him with some of his biggest accomplishments. The power-crazed criminal mastermind has been elected President of the United States multiple times in various stories, but who in their right mind would vote for a known super-villain?
Lex Luthor , cartoon character, an evil genius of the fictional city of Metropolis, who is a scientist and business mogul and the archnemesis of Superman. In the s it was revealed that his hatred was rooted in a childhood accident caused by the young Superman then Superboy , which made Luthor go prematurely bald. From that period through the s he was presented as a mad scientist bent on conquering the world.