I read virtually no issues of New 52 Superman, but I’m quite enjoying Jurgens run in Action Comics. I’m currently reading the Men of Steel story line. In these comics Lex is trying to take the mantle of a Superman and playing the part of a superhero yet everybody is super cynical since…you know, he’s Lex Luthor.
Here’s my question. How bad was Lex in the New 52 era? I knew he was kind of playing the part of an anti-hero in Forever Evil and the era immediately thereafter when he joined the Justice League, but I assumed he eventually went all cackling super villain. Has he been in this anti-hero role the entire time and did he do anything particularly unforgivable prior to his Forever Evil reform?
Please no spoilers for the Rebirth era. I don’t want to know if his super suit turns out to be powered by the misery of orphans and the skinning of kittens.