Best Lex Day Ever
Lex Luthor has had a huge presence in Villain's Month. He's a main player in the Forever Evil story and was basically the star in the Bizarro issue. Charles Soule, though, uses Lex's Villain solo issue to show us what drives this New 52 Lex. Yes, we all know he is a megalomaniac driven by greed and power, but this Lex is also a homicidal killer who will do whatever it take no mater the cost. I'm not sure I like this Lex. He was always greedy and power hungry, but he always seemed to think he was doing the right thing. He had a different moral code, but it was still there. This Lex is just a cold blooded killer. This issue is not bad, it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth in general. Hopefully, Lex can redeem himself a bit with the continuing Forever Evil books.
Raymund Bermudez handles the art and does an ok job. Nothing really stands out and some of the facial looks of Lex and his hangers on look a little off. However, I did like the splash page of Lex in his battle armor, so all wasn't lost.
Action Comics #23.3 was a bit of a dissapointment. It leads directly into Forever Evil #1 and shows this Lex is a cold hearted killer with no soul. Hopefully it is just a setup for Lex's redemption later on in the Forever Evil storyline, but as a single issue I can't really recommend it.