No surprises over who is the Black King in the DC Comics Chess Collection fully authorised Justice League set. Lex Luthor has been a thorn in the side of Superman since his debut in Metropolis.
Bearing a strength-sapping crystal of Kryptonite, he is the leader of the dark side. Luthor's ruthless intellect makes him one of the world's most dangerous people. His dominating role in DC Comics the New 52 is revealed in the magazine, from his first attempt to capture Superman to his creation of an impregnable prison that he would later be incarcerated in.