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Lex Luthor's New Costume

After Convergence, Lex is getting a new outfit once again.

Lex Luthor has gone through many changes over the years. We've seen him as a 'mad' scientist, super-villain, and even currently as a hero in the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE. Often, you just never really know what to expect with Lex. We can't help but feel, deep down, he is fully of evil. He has been showing signs and an honest attempt at doing good. But this is Lex we're talking about.

In the BATMAN/SUPERMAN Sneak Peek (which you can read for free HERE), Lex has ditched his signature armored suit for something a little sleeker. This isn't the first time he's changed his outfit. Before we get into his brand new attire, let's look back at some of his more memorable looks.

Mad Scientist Look

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In the beginning, Lex had hair. We never really knew why he was a bit of a 'mad' scientist. You often had to wonder if he had the intelligence and means to fund some of his crazy schemes and technology, why was he turning to crime?

Super Friends Look

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In the 70s animated series, he went this purple outfit. Lex seemed to always like purple and green. This outfit served as more of a costume and separated him from the scientist or businessman look.

My one question is, what was in those little compartment things on the straps across his chest? Did they ever show him storing anything in those? Did he keep Kryptonite pebbles in there?

Armor Look

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During the 80s and on the Super Powers toy line, Lex went with a more armored look. If he's going to try to go up against the Man of Steel so often, it made sense he'd want to try to have some sort of advantage. Of course being able to fire Kryptonite blasts on certain models also gave him an upper hand over Superman. You have to admit this is sort of a clunky look.

Return to the Business Suit

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We also saw a return to the straight businessman look. Lex ditched the armor and focused on building a financial empire. This way, he could rule the business world and also employ others to do his dirty work.

Armor Again

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Perhaps Lex simply enjoys getting into the action against Superman. He's gotta love the feeling of delivering a powerful blow against Superman's big square chin. But once again, take a look at this outfit. He'd need his own parking spot just to put this thing if he decided to get out. With the green and purple, colors we tend to associate with the supervillains, it's pretty obvious he's up to no good. The big oversized intimidating look is also a good indication he's carrying around all this fire power to do something bad.

Sleeker and Updated Armor

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When he became a member of the Justice League, he did have a slimmer suit of armor. This look puts him more on par with the other heroes on the team. He doesn't look like a walking tank. Having his head more visible and exposed also could give a more welcoming appearance. He isn't trying to hide anything. You know who you're dealing with. And while the suit is likely to have all sorts of hidden weaponry, it doesn't look as crazy as a giant arsenal.

New Look

In the sneak peek, his new look is perhaps more practical?

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This outfit let's him walk around without having to worry about where he's going to park his suit of armor. He has the traditional trench coat look that we don't see as often as we used to. He still has power gauntlets so we can assume he's still capable of blasting enemies. Baggy pants? Perhaps he actually has armor under those. What's that glowing on his chest? We have to assume it's not Kryptonite. Lex learned the hard way in the pre-New 52 continuity about the harmful effects of Kryptonite radiation. Maybe it does show a source of power for whatever weaponry he's hiding and maybe he just still really really likes green. The glasses? They look pretty cool but some guys just like wearing shades all the time.

What is Lex standing/kneeling on? Is it a flying platform or hovercraft? It looks like Jack O'Lantern's (from Marvel) hover glider thing.

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Maybe this is easier than having thrusters on his boots. If it was light enough, maybe he could carry it on his back the way Captain America carries his shield. We'd have to assume he'd have some sort of magnetic boots to keep from getting knocked off.

It's kind of a weird look. Lex is taking bits from different eras. He is still a businessman despite also being a member of the Justice League. This could be his compromise to try to fit into both worlds. We don't know the full benefits of this new look. We'll definitely be checking him out in action when he appears this way in June.

What are your thoughts on his new semi-casual look? Which outfit for Lex do you prefer?

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Sick glasses.

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I think he looks awesome like this! He's Lex Luthor, he deserves to have some swag. My only complaint is that I can't have glasses like those lol

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Not great, sloppy, lacking anything iconic.Glasses are just silly.

But then like all the post-Convergence stuff, it's not going to last long, so why worry about it?

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I kinda like it. Not sure why he's moving away from the businessy outfit; maybe he lost LexCorp...again.

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It looks alright, a bit Flashy (for Lex) but otherwise fitting.

Reminds me of Static both in costume and in flying hubcap esk thing.

Same here! lol I didn't think of Jack O' Lantern at all but totally more Static Shock between the more higher tech look and the hover disc he's on.

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Hipster Luthor!!!

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He's super hero gifted.

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LOL that look is TERRIBLE. White Static Shock. DC needs to stop trying to fix things that aren't broken. The JLA suit he wore was PERFECT.

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.......and this is why I don't read DC comics. He looks like Gambit mixed with a watermelon.

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That doesn't look good at all. None of the post-convergence costumes have been good except Aquaman

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Next week tune in for Batman in a fedora.

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The look is fine. Most of you are hate filled trolls who are never happy with anything.

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'Mad Scientist Look' - Chris Farley

'Super Friends Look' - Skeletor

'Armor Look' - I'm Trying Not To Look Like Iron Man

'Return to the Business Suit' - Professor X But Standing

'Armor Again' - I'm Trying Not To Look Like Hulkbuster

'Sleeker and Updated Armor' - Still Totally Not Iron Man

'New Look' - Half Gambit and Half Bebop From TMNT

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Too much like Static Shock. Its not the worst though.

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Looks dope !

10/10

Absolute mad man !

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I just hate the glasses soooo much! !!!

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I just hate the glasses soooo much! !!!

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meh.

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meh.

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Edited By ElNino
@micah said:
@feartheliving said:

Reminds me of Static both in costume and in flying hubcap esk thing.

I feel the same way as all the others as well, saying that it's very similar to Static Shock's design. Ps. I don't like it.

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Why?

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The glasses need to be removed.

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he reminds me of back to the future part 2.

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@apokos7:

I So agree, I don't read as much DC as I could have, If DC hadn't been changing so much in the new 52.

In fact I can 'almost' count how many title in the new 52 continuity I have on one hand: Justice League of America 2013-2014, Meredith Finch's Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin Annual #3, Harley Quinn specials', Demon Knights, some Convergence tie-in's and probably only Starfire after June.

I got so angry when I read the free comic book day special.

And I was actually a Clark Kent fan before the new 52 but he is not the only DC Character I've disliked after the new 52!

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Why is Lex Luthor trying to sell me Mountain Dew?

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Looks like a white Static...

LMFAO. I was thinking he bought Gambit's old costume at a Thrift Store, but you nailed it this is "Lex Luthor - The White Static".

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This looks pretty bad, I liked his current look.

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He looks like a hipster. I don't like anything about that costume. None of that screams Lex Luthor to me.

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Lol they added some sexiness... or not

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Sorta like All-Star Superman Lex meets Static Shock meets Captain Cold

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Hmmmmmmmm...........

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this is so 80s

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He looks alright. he looks better than the superman's new costume, superman'snew costume sucks.

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I personally think it looks ridiculous. The gloves make him look like a hipster asshole. And I've never liked the mixture of street clothes and superhero suits. If you're gonna do all street clothes, that's fine. Or all spandex. Not both. People have always loved Gambit, but I've always thought that trench coat was dumb. This is no exception. The goggles are too big. Why not just be sleek?

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Its Lex Luthor for cripes sake, who cares what he looks like? He could wear a ploka-dotted suit and no one is going to go as ape-crap crazy as people do when DC or Marvel messes with the traditional look of a main-line hero like Superman or Spider-Man.

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I dont mind the new look. I like the downplaying of it. It looks like he is just trying to hide his armor under the trench coat so i would expect the coat to come off a lot in the comics. I like the new gloves. and i dont mind the new chest bpiece but i would prefer there not be one unless he can do shots of energy from it. The flying board looks like he just found a way to replicate Static Shocks abilities

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Meet the new, "totally radical" Lex Luthor!

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Not a fan of the glasses. He looks too much like Static Shock.

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@titanbreaker: YES, I was just about to write that. Till I scrolled down.