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Lex Luthor by Brian Azzarello
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Sep 07, 08

bookshelves: archetype, fanscifree, ficus, foyer
Recommended to Lafcadio by: Comic Book Store Guy
Recommended for: Michaele
Read in April, 2008

The constant struggle between Superman and Lex Luthor reminds me a bit of partisan politics. One side is always quick to point out what they are doing right and vilify the other side by whatever means necessary.

Superman is our hero. He represents the good, the wholesome, truth, justice, and the American way and all that. Since Lex Luthor seeks to undermine Superman, Lex can only be evil.

And yet, from Lex's perspective, Superman is evil. He is an alien from another world with powers capable of obliterating humankind. Who knows when Superman's fellow Kryptonians will descend upon Earth to finish the job?

Even fully understanding Luthor's side of the story, it is clear to the reader that Lex is ultimately in the wrong, but one can't help feeling sympathy for his plight and admiration for his intelligence.
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