Title: Lex Luthor: Man of Steel.
Author: Brian Azzarello.
Artist: Lee Bermejo
Genre: Fiction, graphic novel, super heroes, super villains, fantasy.
Publication Date: 2005.
Summary: Superman has been called many things, from the defender of truth, justice and the American way to the Big Blue Boy Scout. Now he is called something he has never been called before: a threat to all humanity. A bold story in which readers get a glimpse into the mind of Superman's longtime foe and why Luthor chooses to be the proverbial thorn in the Man of Steel's side: to save humanity from an untrustworthy alien being.
My rating: 9/10
♥ More often than not, when choosing a path, it's the easy road that's taken. The reasons are obvious. Understandable, but ultimately undefendable. Because we were created to create ourselves. It's the greatest gift our creator gave to us. The problem though, is that for many, a gift falls short of what they believe they deserve.
Born to greatness is a lie. And fate was invented by cowards. But destiny... is something we hold in our hands.
♥ (about Superman) I'm not interested in bringing him down, but obsessed with bringing us up. All of us -- everyone -- deserves a chance at greatness. All that takes is the belief that it exists. But his existence threatens not just that belief, but our existence.
I believe there's something inherently dangerous when something real becomes mythic. I believe when that happens, we lose the part of ourselves that yearns to be great. Because when faced with a myth? We can't win.
So the mythic must be exposed for what it is. So we can believe in ourselves. Because it's only what's in us - the drive to be mythic - that matters.
♥ What's real, can't be argued with. There are chemical reasons that happen on a molecular level that make grass appear to be green, unless one is color blind. Taking that into consideration, isn't perception more real than reality itself?
♥ You've been referred to by some as the world's greatest boy scout fighting for truth, justice, and the American way. As if that were some inseparable Holy Trinity.
Truth? That's in the teller. Just calmly messaged words that very well may be nothing but carefully finessed lies. Justice? Belongs to the judge, who sits above those who put him there because they can't trust themselves. And the American way? It constantly evolves out of something that proves to be true and a lie, just and more...
♥ What gives measure to a man's choices is what he has to give up to make them.