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10 Ways Lex Luthor Is Right About Superman

Villainous as he is, guy's got a good point.

Pity poor Lex Luthor. He was born into great wealth and was a super-genius wunderkind whose insight revolutionized whole fields of science. As a young adult, he became a captain of industry and turned his birthright into a commercial empire worth billions allowing him to become a great philanthropist whose charity uplifted a whole city from second class status to world capital. Eventually, he reached the highest pinnacles of power as President of the United States. But the entire time, he was over-shadowed by a spit-curled demi-god from another planet. A being whose sources of power were the lucky accidents of birth and the fortunate happenstance of a yellow sun and diminished gravity. Who never earned a thing in its life and whose solution to problems was not the subtle workings of the brain, but the brute force of brawn. Who is worshiped by masses made blind by a handsome face and humble smile. A being that, in a truth apparently only Lex Luthor can see, will be the ruin of mankind. Should anyone really be surprised that Lex Luthor €“ who had proven himself time and again to be the paragon of human achievement €“ would become obsessed? Obsessed to the point that he would lose his Presidency, ruin his great corporation, and become known as a mad science super-villain, all in his quest to prove what he knows €“ that the Superman is a fraud! To the world, Luthor has gone mad. They see Superman, human in appearance and humble in affect, as the greatest of super-heroes. He's saved the world dozens of times, going even unto death for us. They see a smiling, handsome, gentle man who only wants to make the world safe for us all. But the masses don't know what Luthor knows and there is ample evidence to support Luthor's fear of the Kryptonian...
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Born and raised in Appalachia, Brent now lives in rural Wisconsin. He is a practicing attorney with a dozen years of experience as both a prosecutor and a defender. He has collected comics for decades and at one time had almost 8,000 in his collection.