2015 Geek-A-Long: Lex Luthor

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“We create our own purpose in life. Now go create yours.” – Lex Luthor [Justice League Unlimited]

I don’t like villains whose motives are to be evil for the sake of evil. Good and evil are a point of view, and in my book, a villain should always feel like they’re doing the “right thing.” It’s what makes Magneto great and also why I like Lex Luthor. To Lex, Superman is the bad guy. From his point of view, Superman is an alien imposing his will on a foreign planet. He believes that earth matters should be resolved by humans and not aliens.

LEX LUTHOR: If it wasn’t for you, I could have saved the world!

SUPERMAN: If it had mattered to you Luthor, you could have saved it long ago.

All-Star Superman

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Alexander  “Lex” Luthor is a power-hungry billionaire, gifted scientist and inventor, business magnate, and Metropolis’s favorite charismatic philanthropist. He was even president that one time. As a supervillain, Lex has come into conflict with heroes other than his arch-nemesis Superman. He’s taken a few swings at Batman and other DC superheroes.

To symbolize Lex Luthor, who brought us such creations as Bizarro in the graphic novel mini-series Trinity by Matt Wagner, we put the LexCorp Industries logo on half the square and the emblem from his Warsuit on the other. It represents his duality as a megalomaniac businessman by day and supervillain by night.

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Whether you’re knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching this square, you can download the lex luthor pattern here. Instructions for both knit and crochet are listed in the pattern. When you’re finished making it, don’t forget to tweet or instagram your squares at me @jac_attacking or Megan-Anne @Doctor_Llama with the hashtag #geekalong!

If you’re having trouble with double-sided knitting, we have a how-to video here and a tutorial on crochet here. Want to hang out with other people making the blanket? You can find moral support in the Geek-A-Long group on Ravelry here.

~ Jac
In Lex’s defense, Superman is super annoying.

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