I came across this miniature of Lex Luthor for the Heroclix board game.

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Most information I have been able to find about that picture is actually on this page.

I don't know to which comic book, series or elseworlds it belongs, but it looks like Lex Luthor is sporting red robes and sitting in a very fancy "throne", much like a cardinal (Shall he had been wearing white, I would have suggested "pope").

As I said I could not find much by googling "Lex Luthor cardinal" or "Lex Luthor pope". Could anyone tell me if this figurine actually resembles a story arc and if so which one?

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    Have you tried Googling "Lex Luthor snuggie"? Mar 14 '16 at 18:57
  • @JohnSensebe, I just did and I got this
    – Kreann
    Mar 15 '16 at 13:27
  • that's not Lex. That's Magneto. Mar 15 '16 at 13:53
  • Hm, not's not what Cardinals wear. I think you're thinking of the red cassock, which is more fitted and buttons all the way down the front. Also, he'd have a skullcap. Mar 16 '17 at 18:09

In Action Comics #23, Luthor's debut

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Luthor debuted in this early issue of Action Comics, shortly after Superman himself, as a kind of Friar Tuck-like mad genius. Not a Cardinal or Pope.

Interesting fact: In this issue, Luthor's vehicle of choice is a dirigible. He ends up crashing it.

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    Is that why he's "Luthor"? Mar 14 '16 at 6:03
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    @Azor-Ahai I believe you're thinking of Luther.
    – jpmc26
    Mar 14 '16 at 6:29
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    @jpmc26 I am, that's why I asked. But Lex spells it "Luthor," see the OP. Mar 14 '16 at 6:53
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    Thank you for your answer. I'm a little bit disappointed he is not a cardinal, though. I was more misled by that throne than the robe itself. I though this Luthorwas part of a Elseworld were Luthor was a ecclesiastic of some kind, ala "Holy Terror" story of Batman. Anyway, then you again for your answer. Was very interesting to learn this.
    – Kreann
    Mar 15 '16 at 13:24

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