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Why is Lex Luthor Superman’s Antithesis?

While discussing the "Wonder Woman" movie this weekend (it's awesome, go see it if you haven't already!), I started thinking about how DC organizes its heroes and villains into duos of opposites.

So Batman, the champion of justice, is opposed by The Joker, the champion of random meaninglessness. There can be no justice in a world where fate is usurped by chaos.

Wonder Woman, the champion of peace and all that is noble in humanity, is opposed by Ares, the god of war who believes all humans are evil and worthless.

Which brings me to Superman, and for the life of me I can't quite put my finger on why Lex Luthor is his opposite.

So I'm asking you -- what's your best explanation for why Lex is Superman's antithesis?

The King’s Throne

What you see here is the place where virtually the entire Marvel Universe sprang forth from the brush and mind of Jack "King" Kirby:

I love this photo, and I want to tell you why.

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Meta: Site issues

Hey all, just a quick note to say I've been having some issues with the server all morning, having to reboot it every so often. It looks like maybe there was a malicious file added to an old directory; I've removed it with a security plugin and hopefully set things so it doesn't happen again but I'm keeping an eye on it.

Apologies for any downtime we've had and thanks as always for being a part of the community!

Like finals week, it’s yet more testing

In the course of this testing I'm realizing how long it's been since I drew anything. Good lord.

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Just testing stuff

This is a test! This is only a test! In the event of an actual post, you would see something like content, or an image. Like this:

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I’m still here

Hey folks, nothing major, but I just wanted you to know that Ye Olde Jeffe is still alive and kicking. The mods are doing a great job and I'm so happy you all are creating and having fun, but if there's anything you'd like to see us do more or less of please let me know.

I am also working on a Sooper Sekrit project that will hopefully pave the way for a HeroMachine 4 that is HTML-based instead of relying on Flash. Which is good, because Flash is, sadly, going to be pretty much non-existent at some point in the near future.

Anyway, thanks for being such a great community and keep on creating!

Happy Birthday to Kaldath!

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I just wanted to jump in quickly to wish our very own Kaldath a happy birthday!

It's been a rough couple of months for him health-wise, but he's done so much for this site and community that I didn't want the day to pass without wishing him well.

So to you, Kaldath, I hope you spend your day with friends and loved ones, having a ball and experiencing ZERO pain. Good luck man!

Update on Kaldath

Hey folks, Kaldath asked me to update everyone with his status. He is out of the hospital but weak as a kitten after 2 weeks in a hospital bed. He's not likely to return to HeroMachine for a few more weeks as the doctor is holding him out of work till September.

I know you all join me in wishing him a speedy recovery, and we'll try to hold things down here while he gets better.

Server trouble

Hey folks, just wanted to give you a heads-up that the server's been crashing the last couple of nights. I'm trying to keep an eye on it while we figure out the root cause, but if you can't get to it please drop me a line and let me know.

My apologies for any frustration!

Kaldath could use your thoughts, prayers, and/or well wishes

I just got a scary email from Kaldath's sister:

Hey I am Kaldath's sister. He is in the hospital here in NJ and VERY sick. He is having surgery tomorrow and could use some prayers. Don't know how to work this website so maybe you can put the word out for him. He has is personal cell phone but right now it is off as the battery is dead and no charger with him.

I can be reached via email at bheftersmom@gmail.com.

I hope things go well for him tomorrow, I can honestly say that much of this community wouldn't exist without Kaldath. All the best, my friend, get well soon and completely.