Log-Man wrote:I've always had a special place in my heart for classic mad scientist Luthor. However, I thought it was a brilliant idea to transform him like they did in Byrne's reboot. Giving him political/financial power to offset Superman's physical power was a good play and made them equals for the first time. I didn't like fat, balding Lex, though, but I loved the kryptonite ring.
Still, I prefer criminal genius Lex, much like the All-Star version.
I have a soft spot for evil criminal scientist version too but I also really love the for lack of a better term evil Tony Stark version.
The animated DCU version does a perfect combo of the two and Clancy Brown's voicework just puts him over the top.