Forever Evil has put Lex Luthor in an unfamiliar position these past few months. In the face of imminent global destruction at the hands of the Crime Syndicate, Lex Luthor steps up and acts like a hero. Apparently, he’s enjoying it enough that he’s committing to doing it on a regular. Starting in April’s Justice League #30, the first issue post-Forever Evil, Luthor will become a regular member of the team.
“Is he going to lead the Justice League? It depends on whom you ask on the team,” Justice League scribe Geoff Johns said in an interview with the Washington Post. “Certainly, he thinks he should.” Johns, who is penning Luthor’s action with his so-called “Injustice League” in the pages of Forever Evil, stated that, “The Justice League is going to go through a lot of changes, obviously, in the wake of ‘Forever Evil.”
Superman’s arch-nemesis will be joined in this newly-fashioned Justice League by mainstays such as Batman and Wonder Woman as well as Shazam, Aquaman, Cyborg, and former Flash villain Captain Cold. Luthor and Cold will presumably both help to save the world from the clutches of the Crime Syndicate and will seemingly act as replacements for their heroic counterparts in the Justice League.
What exactly will a Justice League made up of both heroes and villains be like? It’s currently unclear, but Johns stated that the lines between good and evil will be blurred after Forever Evil ends, allowing heroes and villains to work together for a change.
“I think the most interesting thing is that Lex doesn’t realize what it’s like to be a super hero, what the life is like,” Johns continued to say. “You make enemies, they attack you on a personal level. And he’s just Lex Luthor. He has no codename, no mask. He has to deal with the ramifications of that.”
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Source: Washington Post