History ComicBook / TheBlackRing

26th Mar '16 1:19:13 AM narm00
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* AnAxeToGrind: Vandal Savage brings one for his confrontaton with Luthor.

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* AnAxeToGrind: Vandal Savage brings one for his confrontaton confrontation with Luthor.



* ContinuityNod: The issue about Vandal Savage trying to hurry up the prophecy relating to Lex Luthor features two flashbacks to previous meetings between the two. One was from the relatively recent ''ComicBook/SalvationRun'', the other was from ''TheFlash'' #124, back in 1997.

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* ContinuityNod: The issue about Vandal Savage trying to hurry up the prophecy relating to Lex Luthor features two flashbacks to previous meetings between the two. One was from the relatively recent ''ComicBook/SalvationRun'', the other was from ''TheFlash'' ''Franchise/TheFlash'' #124, back in 1997.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Larfleeze, more or less the incarnation of {{Greed}} itself, states in Action Comics 898 that what Luthor wants is the one thing he doesn't want, something that shocks even him.
-->'''Larfleeze:''' ''That'' is what Lex Luthor wants?! No. He must be ''mistaken''. ''Nobody'' would want that! I don't want that! [[ARareSentence I... do not]] ''[[ARareSentence want]]'' [[ARareSentence that.]] There ''is'' something! Hah. Hairless Lex Luthor gave something, after all.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Larfleeze, more or less the incarnation of {{Greed}} itself, states in Action Comics 898 that what Luthor wants is the one thing he doesn't want, something that shocks even him.
-->'''Larfleeze:''' ''That'' is what Lex Luthor wants?! No. He must be ''mistaken''. ''Nobody'' would want that! I don't want that! [[ARareSentence I... do not]] ''[[ARareSentence want]]'' [[ARareSentence that.]] There ''is'' something! Hah. Hairless Lex Luthor gave something, after all.



* VillainousBreakdown: During the final confrontation between him and Superman, Luthor tries to break Superman by showing him painful moments from his life, thinking that Superman ''has'' no feelings. He shows him his death in front of many, the destruction of both Krypton and New Krypton and the sacrifice of his adopted son Jon Kent. But, when Superman shows him the most painful memory he has - the death of Jonathan Kent, who had a heart attack when Brainiac invaded awhile back - Luthor promptly ''loses it.''

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* VillainousBreakdown: During the final confrontation between him and Superman, Luthor tries to break Superman by showing him painful moments from his life, thinking that Superman ''has'' no feelings. He shows him his death in front of many, the destruction of both Krypton and New Krypton and the sacrifice of his adopted son Jon Chris Kent. But, when Superman shows him the most painful memory he has - the death of Jonathan Kent, who had a heart attack when Brainiac invaded awhile back - Luthor promptly ''loses it.''
26th Jan '16 8:43:56 PM Blazer
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* VillainousBreakdown: During the final confrontation between him and Superman, Luthor tries to break Superman by showing him painful moments from his life, thinking that Superman ''has'' no feelings. He shows him his death in front of many, the destruction of both Krypton and New Krypton and the sacrifice of his adopted son Jon Kent. But, when Superman shows him the most painful memory he has - the death of Jonathan Kent, who had a heart attack when Brainiac invaded awhile back - Luthor promptly ''loses it.''
28th Nov '15 5:57:51 PM nombretomado
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'''Superman: The Black Ring''' was an arc in ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' taking place following the events of ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''. While {{Superman}} and his allies struggled against a revived Doomsday in ''Reign of Doomsday'', {{archenemy}} ComicBook/LexLuthor took Superman's place as the star of ''Action Comics'', for an eleven issue run that included two crossovers with ''SecretSix'' and an annual.

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'''Superman: The Black Ring''' was an arc in ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' taking place following the events of ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''. While {{Superman}} and his allies struggled against a revived Doomsday in ''Reign of Doomsday'', {{archenemy}} ComicBook/LexLuthor took Superman's place as the star of ''Action Comics'', for an eleven issue run that included two crossovers with ''SecretSix'' ''ComicBook/SecretSix'' and an annual.
22nd Nov '15 6:08:08 PM PaulA
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* EatBrainForMemories: Grodd devours the brains of his victims to gain their memories. [[spoiler:Luthor uses it against him by allowing him to capture and eat a henchman who had been given a false briefing on what Luthor's plan was.]]



* ImAHumanitarian: Grodd, who devours the brains of his victims to gain their memories, and attacks Luthor with a spoon.
12th Sep '15 12:16:46 PM nombretomado
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During the events of ''Blackest Night'', Luthor had briefly served as an Orange Lantern. Infected by the Orange Light of Avarice, Luthor finds himself unstable and unsatisfied without the [[GreenLanternRing power ring]], and sets out on a quest, not to regain what he has lost, but to gain a greater power still, by tapping into the energies of the Black Lantern Rings. His quest takes he and his allies around the world, as they seek the energy spheres containing the rings' power, and come into conflict with foes including, but not limited to, [[{{Shazam}} Mister Mind]], ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}, [[TheFlash Gorilla Grodd]], {{Vandal Savage}}, TheJoker, [[Franchise/GreenLantern Larfleeze]], {{Brainiac}}, and even [[ComicBook/TheSandman Death herself]]. The arc explored Luthor's relationships with these other villains, doing its best to define the Post-Crisis, Pre-New 52 Luthor as a character, and as a major figure within the DC Universe as a whole.

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During the events of ''Blackest Night'', Luthor had briefly served as an Orange Lantern. Infected by the Orange Light of Avarice, Luthor finds himself unstable and unsatisfied without the [[GreenLanternRing power ring]], and sets out on a quest, not to regain what he has lost, but to gain a greater power still, by tapping into the energies of the Black Lantern Rings. His quest takes he and his allies around the world, as they seek the energy spheres containing the rings' power, and come into conflict with foes including, but not limited to, [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Mister Mind]], ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}, [[TheFlash Gorilla Grodd]], {{Vandal Savage}}, TheJoker, [[Franchise/GreenLantern Larfleeze]], {{Brainiac}}, ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}, and even [[ComicBook/TheSandman Death herself]]. The arc explored Luthor's relationships with these other villains, doing its best to define the Post-Crisis, Pre-New 52 Luthor as a character, and as a major figure within the DC Universe as a whole.
31st Jul '15 8:50:16 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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11th Jul '15 11:48:49 AM Gregzilla
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* ArtifactTitle: Of a sort. The name "Superman" in the title of the arc isn't exactly accurate, as it's really about [[VillainEpisode Lex Luthor]]'s GrandFinale in the pre-ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} timeline.
5th Jul '15 5:05:25 PM nombretomado
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'''Superman: The Black Ring''' was an arc in ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' taking place following the events of ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''. While {{Superman}} and his allies struggled against a revived Doomsday in ''Reign of Doomsday'', {{archenemy}} LexLuthor took Superman's place as the star of ''Action Comics'', for an eleven issue run that included two crossovers with ''SecretSix'' and an annual.

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'''Superman: The Black Ring''' was an arc in ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' taking place following the events of ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''. While {{Superman}} and his allies struggled against a revived Doomsday in ''Reign of Doomsday'', {{archenemy}} LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor took Superman's place as the star of ''Action Comics'', for an eleven issue run that included two crossovers with ''SecretSix'' and an annual.
14th Feb '15 5:03:35 PM nighttrainfm
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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Lex Luthor's assistant Spalding is modelled on Creator/DavidTennant, complete with the Tenth Doctor's "clever specs". LampshadeHanging is provided by the Joker who, when taking credit for killing Spalding, claims "He reminded me so much of that actor, [[TheNthDoctor I wanted to see if he'd turn into someone else]]!"

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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Lex Luthor's assistant Spalding is modelled on Creator/DavidTennant, complete with the Tenth Doctor's "clever "brainy specs". LampshadeHanging is provided by the Joker who, when taking credit for killing Spalding, claims "He reminded me so much of that actor, [[TheNthDoctor I wanted to see if he'd turn into someone else]]!"
28th Oct '14 8:10:41 AM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* GrandFinale: Issue #900 of ''Action Comics'' was this for the arc and Post-Crisis Luthor himself, sending him off with a bang.

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* GrandFinale: Issue #900 of ''Action Comics'' was this for the arc arc, the series, and Post-Crisis Luthor himself, sending him off with a bang.
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