([December] 2015)

DC, 2015 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
39.99 USD; 48.99 CAD
Pages
368
On-sale Date
2015-12-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [peel]
ISBN
978-1-4012-6207-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401262075 53999
Editing
Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions); Robin Wildman (editor - collected edition); various (editors - original series)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy
Binding
Hardcover; Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / cover / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
David Finch; Curt Swan (inset)
Inks
Joe Weems; George Klein (inset)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dust jacket cover. The main cover image is a reprint of the cover of the second printing of Action Comics #890 by David Finch and Joe Weems. There is also a small inset image of Lex Luthor in the book title from "The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman" from Superman #164.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Lex Luthor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

This is the book cover under the dust jacket, with an illustration of Lex Luthor from "When Titans Clash" from Superman #17.

Art credits per GCD index for Superman #17. The table of contents for this collection lists the artist for this illustration as Joe Sikela (not John Sikela).

Lex Luthor: A Celebration of 75 Years (Table of Contents: 2)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front dust jacket listing stories included in this collection.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Lex Luthor / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Front end pages image of Lex Luthor fighting Superman from "The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman" from Superman #164.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 5)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Title page with small illustration of Lex Luthor from "The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman" from Superman #164.

[Indicia and Publisher information] (Table of Contents: 6)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (reprint panels)
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane

Indexer Notes

Indicia listing publisher credits with 2 panels reprinted from "Europe At War, Part 2" from Action Comics #23.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 7)

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Part I 1940-1969: The Making of a Mastermind (Table of Contents: 8)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Shuster; Curt Swan; John Sikela; Paul Cassidy; Dick Sprang
Inks
Paul Cassidy; George Klein; John Sikela; Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

Characters
Lex Luthor; Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Introduction to stories with panel illustrations from Action Comics #23 (Luthor's green ray), Superman #164 (Superman and Luthor with robot and 3rd Luthor small headshot), Superman #17 (Luthor in purple robe), Superman #4 (1st Luthor small headshot with hair), and World's Finest Comics #88 (2nd Luthor small headshot).

[Europe at War, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Villains: Luthor (introduction, no first name given in this story); General Lupo
Synopsis
While on assignment with Lois Lane as Clark Kent, Superman investigates the conflict between Galonia and Toran and finds munitions manufacturer Luthor behind it. When Lois is kidnapped and taken to Luthor's colossal dirigible, Superman follows and puts an end to Luthor and the war.
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Indexer Notes

Inker credits per GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the only artist for this story.

[The Challenge of Luthor] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Professor Martinson (death); Luthor (villain, with red hair, 2nd appearance)
Synopsis
When Clark Kent begins to investigate a new weapon being tested by the Army that artifically causes earthquakes, little does he know that Lex Luthor is hot on the trail of securing the plans for that invention, one way or the other.
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Indexer Notes

In the table of contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Challenge of Luthor". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "Superman versus Luthor".

Art credits per GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the artist for this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela

Characters
Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from "When Titans Clash" from Superman #17.

When Titans Clash (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Carlyle Allerton [Lex Luthor] (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Lex Luthor survives his execution in the electric chair, which only makes him more powerful, but yet he still can't match the strength of Superman...that is, until he discovers a way to fool Superman into handing over the Powerstone to him.
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Keywords
Powerstone

Indexer Notes

Sequel to story in ACTION COMICS #47.

Art credits per GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists the artist for this story as Joe Sikela (not John Sikela).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela

Characters
Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from "When Titans Clash" from Superman #17.

Superman's Super Hold-Up (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (villain)
Reprints

[World's Finest Comics #88] (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

Superman and Batman's Greatest Foes! (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lex Luthor; Joker; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mechano-Men
Synopsis
Lex Luthor and Joker go into business together making Mechano-Men, near indestructible robots. Superman and Batman believe they have not gone straight and try to figure out their master plan.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino

Characters
young Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from "How Luthor Met Superboy" from Adventure Comics #271.

[Adventure Comics #271] (Table of Contents: 18)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

How Luthor Met Superboy! (Table of Contents: 19)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor (origin); Jonathan Kent [Pa Kent]; Martha Kent [Ma Kent]; Krypto; Lana Lang
Synopsis
Young Lex and Superboy start out as friends, but after Superboy accidentally destroys Luthor's laboratory and accidentally causes Lex to lose his hair, Luthor vows revenge.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

The Conquest of Superman! (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lex Luthor (villain); Superman Robot
Reprints
Keywords
Blue Kryptonite; Green Kryptonite; Luthor's Lair; Red Kryptonite; White Kryptonite; Yellow Kryptonite (intro)

[Superman #164] (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Characters
Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from "The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman" from Superman #164.

The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman! (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 16.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El (hallucination); Lara (hallucination)
Synopsis
When Luthor escapes from jail, he challenges Superman to meet him in a fair fight without his super powers. The two head to a desert-like world where they brawl until Superman knocks out the villain. Luthor retaliates by using secret weapons hidden in his shirt pocket.
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Indexer Notes

A 2-part story featuring the first appearance of the planet Lexor, though it is not named in this story.

Part II 1970-1986: Luthor Unleashed (Table of Contents: 24)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan; Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson; Al Williamson; Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Lex Luthor; Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Introduction to stories with panel illustrations from Superman #248 (Luthor in chair and 1st Luthor small headshot), Superman #416 (roomful of Luthors and 3rd Luthor small headshot), Action Comics #544 Cover (dual Luthors/new battle armor), and Action Comics #544 (2nd Luthor small headshot).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Characters
Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from "The Man Who Murdered the Earth" from Superman #248.

[Superman #248] (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1083
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Superman statue
Reprints

The Man Who Murdered the Earth! (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1070
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor (villain); the Galactic Golem (intro); Superman; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Luthor gathers galactic matter to create The Galactic Golem, whose desire for hyper-stellar energy leads him into conflict with Superman. After Superman allows Luthor to believe that their conflict has destroyed all civilization, and The Galactic Golem has turned on Luthor, Luthor works with Superman to distract the creature off the planet.
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[Action Comics #544] (Table of Contents: 28)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (original printing)
Letters
?

Job Number
S-4115
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Brainiac
Reprints

Luthor Unleashed! (Table of Contents: 29)

Superman / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Anthony Tollin (original printing)
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-4145
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor (villain); Ardora (death); Lex Luthor, Jr. (death)
Synopsis
Barely alive after his latest fight with Superman, Luthor heads to Lexor to recover, where he meets his son for the first time. Meanwhile, back on Earth, one of Luthor's robots takes revenge in his master's stead. While Superman figures out how to deal with the revenge plot, Luthor stabilizes the core of Lexor with a "neutrarod" so it is not destroyed by internal stresses. Superman finally arrives on Lexor to fight once again with Luthor, but in the fight Luthor disrupts the rod, destroying the planet and killing his wife and son.
Reprints
Keywords
Lexor

The Einstein Connection! (Table of Contents: 30)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Al Williamson
Colors
Gene D'Angelo (original printing)
Letters
Ed King

Job Number
S-4717
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Perry White
Synopsis
Superman begins to understand why Lex Luthor has been breaking out of jail every year on March 14th.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Characters
Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from "Luthor Unleashed" from Action Comics #544.

Part III 1986-2000: Captain of Industry (Table of Contents: 32)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne; Jackson Guice; Howard Porter
Inks
Terry Austin; Keith Williams; Karl Kesel; Ande Parks; John Dell
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Lex Luthor; Superman [Clark Kent]; Dr. Dabney Donovan; Joker; Circe

Indexer Notes

Introduction to stories with panel illustrations from Superman (1987 series) #2 (Luthor and Superman), Action Comics #678 (naked Luthor and 2nd Luthor small headshot), JLA (1997 series) #11 (Luthor with Joker and Circe), Superman (1987 series) #9 (1st Luthor small headshot), JLA (1997 series) #11 Cover (3rd Luthor small headshot).

[Superman #2 (1987 series)] (Table of Contents: 33)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent [Superman; Kal-El]; Lex Luthor; Amanda McCoy
Reprints

The Secret Revealed! (Table of Contents: 34)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin; Keith Williams (backgrounds)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (original printing)
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-2906
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Amanda McCoy; Ms. Dunlop; Ms. Poole; Mr. Happersen; Dr. Kelley; VILLAINS: Lex Luthor; Metallo; Mr. Jenner (dies); Mr. Breen (dies)
Synopsis
Lex Luthor uses every method available to him to learn the connection between Clark Kent and Superman, including drugging Ma and Pa Kent and torturing Lana Lang. The computer calculates that Clark Kent is Superman, which Lex feels is illogical, and so he has the computer data deleted and Amanda McCoy is fired.
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Metropolis 900 Mi (Table of Contents: 35)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colors
Tom Ziuko (original printing)
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jenny Hubbard; Aggie; Pam; VILLAINS: Lex Luthor; Cynthia
Synopsis
Lex drives to a little diner far from Metropolis, and offers a married waitress one million dollars to live with him for one month.
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[Action Comics #678] (Table of Contents: 36)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Art Thibert (signed)
Inks
Art Thibert (signed)
Colors
Glenn Whitmore (original printing)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Matrix]; Lex Luthor
Reprints

Talking Heads (Table of Contents: 37)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
Jackson Guice
Inks
Ande Parks
Colors
Glenn Whitmore (original printing)
Letters
Bill Oakley

Job Number
G-7448
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Supergirl [Matrix; also as Ms. Nakamura]; Maggie Sawyer; Dan Turpin; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Ron Troupe (hired at the Daily Planet); Team Luthor; Lana Lang; Jurge Lopez; Lyle Richards; Guardian [Jim Harper] (cameo); VILLAINS: Lex Luthor (origin); Dabney Donovan (clone; dies); Dabney Donovan; Metallo; Judge Ronald Kramer; Sydney Happersen; Dr. Teng (flashback); Dr. Gretchen Kelley (flashback)
Synopsis
A Dabney Donovan clone tells the wrong person about how the original Lex Luthor's brain was put into a clone of Lex.
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[JLA #11 (1997 series)] (Table of Contents: 38)

Justice League of America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
John Dell
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Martian Manhunter; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Joker; Lex Luthor
Reprints

Rock of Ages Part Two Hostile Takeover (Table of Contents: 39)

Justice League of America / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Grant Morrison
Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
John Dell
Colors
Pat Garrahy (original printing); Heroic Age (separations, original printing)
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
JLA [Aquaman; Aztek; Flash [Wally West]; Green Arrow [Connor Hawke]; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; Martian Manhunter; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]];
Jemm Son of Saturn; Metron; Plastic Man; Robin [Tim Drake];
Injustice Gang [Circe; Doctor Light [Arthur Light]; Joker; Lex Luthor; Mirror Master [Evan McCulloch]; Ocean Master]
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Part IV 2001-Present: 21st Century Man (Table of Contents: 40)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Quitely; Lee Bermejo; Matthew Clark; Doug Mahnke
Inks
Jamie Grant; Lee Bermejo; Ray Snyder; Keith Champagne; Christian Alamy
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Introduction to stories with panel illustrations from Lex Luthor: Man of Steel #3 (Luthor with Kryptonite), All Star Superman #5 (2nd and 3rd large panel Luthor and 2nd Luthor small headshot), Secret Files President Luthor #1 (1st Luthor small headshot), Justice League (2011 series) #31 (3rd Luthor small headshot).

[Secret Files President Luthor #1] (Table of Contents: 41)

Lex Luthor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Harris
Inks
Ray Snyder
Colors
Tom McCraw (original printing); Digital Chameleon (Enhancements, original printing)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor
Reprints

The Why (Table of Contents: 42)

Lex Luthor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka
Pencils
Matthew Clark
Inks
Ray Snyder
Colors
Tom McCraw (original printing); Digital Chameleon (Enhancements, original printing)
Letters
Richard Starkings; Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; GUEST: Mercy; CAMEO: Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Story explains why Luthor decided to run for president.
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Indexer Notes

Story has text in last two panels only.

[Lex Luthor: Man of Steel #3] (Table of Contents: 43)

Lex Luthor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo
Inks
Lee Bermejo
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Lex Luthor: Man of Steel (Table of Contents: 44)

Lex Luthor / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Azzarello
Pencils
Lee Bermejo
Inks
Lee Bermejo
Colors
Dave Stewart (original printing)
Letters
Phil Balsman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
Luthor has made his way to Gotham city to secure some favors from Bruce Wayne. It seems that a company owned by Mr. Wayne has some technologies that Lex would find useful, and hes willing to trade a particularly useful piece of alien rock for it.
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Indexer Notes

Story implies the first meeting between Batman and Superman as they battle for a piece of Kryptonite.

[All Star Superman #5] (Table of Contents: 45)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Quitely
Inks
Frank Quitely
Colors
Frank Quitely (original printing)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor
Reprints

The Gospel According to Lex Luthor (Table of Contents: 46)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Grant Morrison
Pencils
Frank Quitely
Inks
Jamie Grant
Colors
Jamie Grant (original printing)
Letters
Phil Balsman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Parasite; Nasthalthia
Reprints

[Action Comics #894] (Table of Contents: 47)

Lex Luthor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Finch (signed)
Inks
Matt Banning [as Batt] (signed)
Colors
Peter Steigerwald (original printing)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Death of the Endless; Jimmy Olsen (headshot)
Reprints

The Black Ring Part Five (Table of Contents: 48)

Lex Luthor / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Cornell; Neil Gaiman (Death's dialog)
Pencils
Pete Woods
Inks
Pete Woods
Colors
Brad Anderson (original printing)
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Death of the Endless; Superman (flashback, cameo); Joker (flashback, cameo); Dr. Light [Arthur Light] (flashback, cameo); Superboy [Conner Kent] (flashback, cameo); Lena Luthor (flashback, cameo); Lori Luthor (flashback, cameo); Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois] (cameo); Mr. Spalding (cameo); Spearhavoc (flashback, cameo); Vandal Savage (flashback, cameo)
Synopsis
Lex finds himself with Death, gazing on his own body (after it was shot in the last issue). She gives him a life review. Lex tries arguing for his life, tries to bribe her, tries to gain her sympathy; but she's heard it all before. She gets his views on the afterlife, and Lex refuses to accept his fate. But he doesn't have to; Death reveals to him that he's not dead, and indeed, he awakens back in his jet, quite alive.
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Indexer Notes

Much of Death's dialogue written by Neil Gaiman.

Only 18 pages of 20 page story reprinted in this collection.

[Justice League #31 (2011 series)] (Table of Contents: 49)

Justice League / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ivan Reis (signed)
Inks
Joe Prado
Colors
Rod Reis (original printing)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League [Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Shazam [Billy Batson]; Wonder Woman [Diana]]; Captain Cold [Leonard Snart]; Lex Luthor; Power Ring [Jessica Cruz]
Reprints
Keywords
magic lasso

Injustice League, Chapter Two: Power Players (Table of Contents: 50)

Justice League / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Doug Mahnke
Inks
Keith Champagne; Christian Alamy
Colors
Rod Reis (original printing)
Letters
Dezi Sienty

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Shazam [Billy Batson]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana]];
Doom Patrol [Chief Niles Caulder; Elasti-Girl [Rita Starr]; Element Woman [Emily Sung]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]];
Alfred Pennyworth; Captain Cold [Leonard Snart]; Lex Luthor; Martin; Mercy Graves; Power Ring [Jessica Cruz]
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet globe; Lexcorp; Metropolis; Oregon; Portland; Watchtower; Wayne Manor

Indexer Notes

Only 17 pages of 22 page story are reprinted in this collection.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 52)

Lex Luthor / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
David Finch
Inks
Joe Weems
Colors
?

Characters
Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Rear end pages image of Lex Luthor taken from the cover of this collection.

More Classic Adventures Featuring Superman's Greatest Foe (Table of Contents: 53)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside rear dust jacket listing of other collections featuring Lex Luthor.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 54)

Lex Luthor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from the cover of The Best of DC #27 (1979 series).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lex Luthor
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Lex Luthor
  3. 2. Lex Luthor: A Celebration of 75 Years
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Lex Luthor
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. [Title Page]
  7. 6. [Indicia and Publisher information]
  8. 7. Table of Contents
  9. 8. Part I 1940-1969: The Making of a Mastermind
  10. 9. [Europe at War, Part 2]
    Superman
  11. 10. [The Challenge of Luthor]
    Superman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. When Titans Clash
    Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. Superman's Super Hold-Up
    Superman
  16. 15. [World's Finest Comics #88]
    Superman and Batman
  17. 16. Superman and Batman's Greatest Foes!
    Superman and Batman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. [Adventure Comics #271]
    Superboy
  20. 19. How Luthor Met Superboy!
    Superboy
  21. 20. The Conquest of Superman!
    Superman
  22. 21. [Superman #164]
    Superman
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
  24. 23. The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman!
    Superman
  25. 24. Part II 1970-1986: Luthor Unleashed
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
  27. 26. [Superman #248]
    Superman
  28. 27. The Man Who Murdered the Earth!
    Superman
  29. 28. [Action Comics #544]
    Superman
  30. 29. Luthor Unleashed!
    Superman
  31. 30. The Einstein Connection!
    Superman
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
  33. 32. Part III 1986-2000: Captain of Industry
  34. 33. [Superman #2 (1987 series)]
    Superman
  35. 34. The Secret Revealed!
    Superman
  36. 35. Metropolis 900 Mi
    Superman
  37. 36. [Action Comics #678]
    Superman
  38. 37. Talking Heads
    Superman
  39. 38. [JLA #11 (1997 series)]
    Justice League of America
  40. 39. Rock of Ages Part Two Hostile Takeover
    Justice League of America
  41. 40. Part IV 2001-Present: 21st Century Man
  42. 41. [Secret Files President Luthor #1]
    Lex Luthor
  43. 42. The Why
    Lex Luthor
  44. 43. [Lex Luthor: Man of Steel #3]
    Lex Luthor
  45. 44. Lex Luthor: Man of Steel
    Lex Luthor
  46. 45. [All Star Superman #5]
    Superman
  47. 46. The Gospel According to Lex Luthor
    Superman
  48. 47. [Action Comics #894]
    Lex Luthor
  49. 48. The Black Ring Part Five
    Lex Luthor
  50. 49. [Justice League #31 (2011 series)]
    Justice League
  51. 50. Injustice League, Chapter Two: Power Players
    Justice League
  52. 51. [no title indexed]
  53. 52. [no title indexed]
    Lex Luthor
  54. 53. More Classic Adventures Featuring Superman's Greatest Foe
  55. 54. [Back Cover]
    Lex Luthor
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