Lex Luthor is one of the world’s most popular fictional supervillains of all time. The character has been appearing in American comic books since its creation, and it’s considered as Superman’s enemy. You may explore in details below the inception, evolution, achievements and net worth of Lex Luthor in 2019.
Lex Luthor full character name is Alexander Joseph Luthor. It was created by the American writer, Jerry Siegel, and the Canadian-American comic book artist Joe Shuster. Both creators passed away years ago. The character’s debut appearance was in the 23rd Action Comics which was published in 1940. References to the character in the first appearance were made on using the surname, Luthor. Luthor’s first residence was on the air over the European nations as there was a war going on.
Luthor fought with Superman all time. Many stories say that he died during his early fights with Superman, whom would defeat him most of the time. In a publication, Luthor stole a U.S. Army weapon that can create earthquakes which destroys the world, but Superman again defeats him, takes and destroys the weapon, which is referred to as the earthquake device. The device creator, scientist, kills himself so the device cannot be developed anymore.
Furthermore, another story shows that Luthor has built and created a complete city. The city contains historical monsters, including dinosaurs that killed Luthor. There have been some artistic mistakes such as Luthor having red hair, and then appearing as completely bald. The illustrator Leo Nowak was probably behind the error.
In a story, Luthor appears as a great scientist who saves the Superboy. Luthor’s sister is often referred to as Lena Luthor, but she was also pointed to as his daughter.
Lex Luthor’s character has developed greatly and achieved big success over tens of years. The character was used in “Smallville” series, which is one of the most popular TV shows. Michael Rosenbaum, who portrayed the character in the series, has received a few awards such as a Teen Choice Award and a Saturn Award.
The character was also used in various movies and TV shows. It has recently been used in the superhero film “Justice League”, specifically in its closing. Its latest appearance was in the animated film, “The Death of Superman”, by Rainn Wilson. Jesse Eisenberg portrayed the character in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, Gene Hackman in “Superman” and John Shea in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” show.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The fictional supervillain Lex Luthor has an estimated net worth of somewhere more than $5 billion. Some sources say that its wealth is more than that as it reaches tens of billions. Lex Luthor is ranked among the top richest fictional supervillains in the world.
Lex Luthor is a well-known and recognized fictional supervillain on the global level. The character was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and now it stands among the most famous characters of all time. The character’s latest appearance was in “The Death of Superman” animated film.