Originally published as Lex Luthor: Man of Steel #1-5, March–September 2005.
Lex Luthor is Metropolis’ most-successful industrialist, respected and admired for his scientific and business achievements. Few are aware of the depths he is prepared to delve to in order to retain his grip on the city. Challenged by the alien Superman, who is regarded as a hero by the public, Luthor plots to bring about his disgrace by recruiting Bruce (Batman) Wayne to his cause and introducing a powerfulWoman of Steel as his rival.
ACTION COMICS #23, Originally published in April 1940 - Superman and Lois Lane try to stop a brilliant but megalomanic scientist from driving two countries into a devastating war.