25 August 2012 6:56 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Superman is the world’s first and arguably greatest superhero. When he was introduced in 1938 in the pages of Action Comics #1, he was a crusader for the innocent and the oppressed. His enemies back then were corrupt businessmen and politicians. By 1940, however, comic book readers were itching for more formidable foes for the Man of Steel to face. It was this need for a more diabolical mind that birthed the character that, to many, is Superman’s defining villain: Lex Luthor. However due to dissatisfaction from fans over how and how much Luthor has been depicted on film, this most iconic of Superman’s rogues may not make an appearance in the upcoming Man of Steel reboot. I believe this would be a major injustice to fans and to the character of Superman himself.

Introduced in Action Comics #23, Luthor has taken many forms throughout the years, as comic book characters are known to do. »

- Dusty Haynes

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