Tuesday, September 6, 2011

LEX LUTHOR #1 by Mark Stockbridge

Mark Stockbridge is an illustrator/animator living in Seattle. There he currently works as a Flash developer and is an active participant in the Bureau of Drawers. 

Mark is best known for his animated Vaportron cartoons, featuring Roger Hargreaves-inspired characters with Bob Clampett personalities. He also draws a weekly online comic strip occasionally featuring the same characters.
His work can be viewed at his website http://www.umfrasco.com

Lex Luthor was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Read more...


  1. Lex headlining a comic? Paul Cornell just proved it could be done and it could be done well.

    Would read? Yes, I'm a big Luthor fan.

  2. This is simple and beautiful, though I'm not quite sold on the style..
    This tells you everything you need to know about Luthor.

    He sees himself as nothing more or less than the Greatest Human Being who has Ever Lived (compared to Alexander the Great), and he intends to conquer the world through charisma and power, but not through violence (business suit, at once an icon of authority and power, but one that conveys a sense of peaceful leadership, not war).

    That's why Superman offends him so: he outshines the Greatest Human without even seeming to break a sweat. Superman is robbing mankind of its true destiny, and all Lex wants is to prove it to the world, stop him, and then consent to an adoring public (but only because they asked, of course) to rule the world.

    A fitting rival for the Man of Tomorrow, another man of tomorrow whose powers are not supernatural. Of course, Superman is the real good guy, but Luthor isn't "Evil", which is why it's so compelling.