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Lex Luthor

Lex Luthor Eyes: Blue
Hair: None, originally brown
Height: 5' 11''
Weight: 185 lbs
Race: Human

Occupation: Criminal scientist, former Ruler of the Planet Lexor
Legal status: U.S. citizen with a criminal record
Marital Status: Widowed
Identity: Publicly known
Known relatives: Parents (first names unknown, both deceased)
Lena Thorul Colby (sister)
Val Colby (nephew)
Ardora (wife, deceased)
Lex Luthor, Jr. (son, deceased)
Group affiliation: Injustice League
Base of operations: Mobile

Skills & abilities: Lex Luthor is a scientific genius
Equipment: Luthor has worn a couple of battle-armors, the last of which made him almost a physical match for Superman.

Continuity: pre-crisis Earth-1
Publisher(s): DC Comics
First app.: Action Comics #23 (1940)
Creator(s): Joe Shuster
Jerry Siegel
Country of origin: USA USA

Background notes: This version of Lex Luthor is the Silver Age version. When the Silver Age started for DC Comics (generally set to October 1956 with the introduction of the Silver Age Flash in Showcase #4), the story of Superman and Lex Luthor was rewritten. It wasn't a clean break like after Crisis on Infinite Earths when the current version of Lex Luthor was introduced. In the stories Luthor continued as he had been, but this version was given a past in Smallville with Superboy while the original retconned into being the Earth-2 version, just like Superman from the same time became Superman of Earth-2. The introduction of Lex Luthor in the Superboy stories in Adventure Comics #271 from 1960 is often referred to as the first appearance of the Silver Age Lex Luthor, as it is really the point where a difference between the two versions is established.

Related links/characters:
- Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman