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Lex Luthor has played the hero before, but this time he does so by turning on his fellow villains. And he goes to great lengths to ingratiate himself with Earth’s top heroes, even submitting to questioning under the sway of Wonder Woman’s truth-enforcing golden lasso (with a really nice lettering effect by Dezi Sienty). One can only suspect Luthor is playing them, and they do, but with gifts in hand like a new satellite headquarters, it’s hard not to accept his help. Writer Geoff Johns writes Luthor and the others very convincingly, and it made this the most fun-to-read issue of JL in a while. The art by Reis, Mahnke and Hanna is excellent, as usual.