Lex Luthor

Alexander Joseph Luthor as created by DC’s Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and first appeared in Action Comics No. 23 (cover dated: April 1940). He is the owner of a conglomerate called LexCorp. Lex Luthor is intent on ridding the world of Superman, whom he views as an obstacle to his plans and as a threat to the existence of humanity. The character was originally introduced as a diabolical recluse, but during the Modern Age, he was reimagined by writers as a devious industrialist, who crafted his public persona to avoid suspicion and arrest. He is well known for his philanthropy, donating vast sums of money to Metropolis over the years.

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