The following events were published by DC Comics in the year 2001. This does not necessarily indicate that these storylines took place in the year 2001. The passage of time in the DC Universe is nebulous and subject to change and interpretation. Events from historical time periods are indexed under their corresponding years.
|Alexander Joseph Luthor is elected President of the United States. Luthor's vice-president is Pete Ross. Note: This event actually takes place in early November, 2000. For the sake of chronological context, it is being placed under its publication date. Luthor was inaugurated in January of 2001.||Superman: Lex 2000 #1||1.01|
|Batman attempts to force Lex Luthor to surrender his Kryptonite Ring, but Luthor refuses to cower beneath Batman's threats, and dismisses him from his office.||Superman: Lex 2000 #1||1.01|
|Enraged upon hearing that Lex Luthor has been elected President, Superman vents his frustration by flying into space and destroying a small moon.||Superman: Lex 2000 #1||1.01|
|Lord Satanus gathers the Prankster, the Adversary, Rampage and the Thorn as part of his plan to absorb the collective soul of Metropolis.||Adventures of Superman #586||1.01|