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LOBO #2 Cover and Solicit Reveal

Who is Lobo? We'll find out a little about his past in this issue.

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LOBO #2

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Art by REILLY BROWN

Cover by AARON KUDER

1:25 Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

On sale NOVEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Against his better judgment, Lobo defends the Earth against alien attackers! Plus, learn more about Lobo’s mysterious past!

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Posted By eurandi

This is disgusting!!! This is ugly!!! After this image i am a free man! Goodbye DC, You never see my money again!!!

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Posted By angel2dan

this is looking good about time they make a new series but I am not sure about tis new skinny ass lobo wannabe

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Posted By BiteMe-Fanboy

Once they return Lobo to his correct self I will pick them up.

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Posted By XLR87T3

What the frag?

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Posted By comic_book_fan

@drellassassin: actually lobo is typical 80's anti hero 90's anti heroes are like grifter spawn and savage dragon even pitt.

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Posted By RedDeadJoker

We all know that emo Lobo is in fact the impostor, and the badass one is the real one. Or at least that will be true in our hearts

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Posted By Grey56

@juke said:

Why do you guys care so much?

Hopefully for just as sincere of reasons as you do apparently.

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Posted By Juke

@juke said:
@realitywarper said:

But seriously : The concept of Lobo is to turn parodic the typical Manly Man heroes by showing excessive situation, on an anti-hero capable of "breaking the 4th wall".

What is the point into this "new Lobo" ?

I think it's cool. They're finally taking the time to make him a "real" character and stop with the satire for the most part. I'm sure the biker Lobo isn't dead from the fight in this issue and we'll see plenty of him along with the new Lobo in this run. I see it as a "best of both worlds" situation considering I think the redesign is pretty sweet.

Lobo was a real character outside of the over the top minis and one-shots, look at him in L.E.G.I.O.N., R.E.B.E.L.S. and 52 he is a man with a personal code of ethics that he adheres to fiercely-he may not be the brightest bulb always [just look how Vril Drox was able to fool him into near indentured servitude and neutered his regenerative capabilities]. Now with the New 52, he's a slaver [W.T.F.!] and an impostor-so what is he the New 52 version of Jodo Kast riding the reputation of Boba Fett?

I am familiar with L.E.G.I.O.N., never finished and started R.E.B.E.L.S., but I do remember Lobo was quite a character in that series and played more than the satirical clown he was in his first few runs after the Omega Men. Is he a slaver now? I've barely seen him in the New 52 as of yet and that's why I'm so excited for his own series so I don't have to pick up multiple Supergirl issues and JLU just for some new Lobo action.

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Posted By Blitzkriegtrenchwolf

@juke said:
@realitywarper said:

But seriously : The concept of Lobo is to turn parodic the typical Manly Man heroes by showing excessive situation, on an anti-hero capable of "breaking the 4th wall".

What is the point into this "new Lobo" ?

I think it's cool. They're finally taking the time to make him a "real" character and stop with the satire for the most part. I'm sure the biker Lobo isn't dead from the fight in this issue and we'll see plenty of him along with the new Lobo in this run. I see it as a "best of both worlds" situation considering I think the redesign is pretty sweet.

Lobo was a real character outside of the over the top minis and one-shots, look at him in L.E.G.I.O.N., R.E.B.E.L.S. and 52 he is a man with a personal code of ethics that he adheres to fiercely-he may not be the brightest bulb always [just look how Vril Drox was able to fool him into near indentured servitude and neutered his regenerative capabilities]. Now with the New 52, he's a slaver [W.T.F.!] and an impostor-so what is he the New 52 version of Jodo Kast riding the reputation of Boba Fett?

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Posted By Juke

But seriously : The concept of Lobo is to turn parodic the typical Manly Man heroes by showing excessive situation, on an anti-hero capable of "breaking the 4th wall".

What is the point into this "new Lobo" ?

I think it's cool. They're finally taking the time to make him a "real" character and stop with the satire for the most part. I'm sure the biker Lobo isn't dead from the fight in this issue and we'll see plenty of him along with the new Lobo in this run. I see it as a "best of both worlds" situation considering I think the redesign is pretty sweet.

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Posted By Juke

I'm really excited and open about the new design. Why do you guys care so much? This isn't "our" Lobo, there are two. As you can see on the cover, there's the new skinny one and the older biker guy we all got attached too. I understand how some people aren't happy at the fact that the "new" Lobo is considered THE Lobo and the 90's muscle-head Lobo is an imposter. We'll see how it goes but I'm stoked.

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Posted By loonyjams

If DC kills off the Main Man that would kill off a huge % of my respect for the new 52. I know that the Main Man wasn't really like the original Lobo but just like nobody cares about the original Deadpool that was a boring 90s assassin nobody cares about the "original" Lobo

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Posted By Grey56

CGC posted this cover on their Facebook page yesterday - was surprised to see the thread light up as it did.

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Posted By dusk83

Cant Wait!

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Posted By amazing_webhead

@micah said:

@venomoustaco said:

@amazingwebhead: He regenerated back, but he was dead after she punched him. And don't Kryptonians gain more strength and power as the get older and absorb more of the sun's rays? I'm fairly certain Superman is way more powerful than Kara.

Either way, this new "Lobo" is weak compared to his pre-flashpoint counterpart.

I was always told Supergirl was stronger than Sups because he is constantly holding back, and limiting his power. Meanwhile young adult Kara attacks with all her might LOL.

Well, obviously Superman is more powerful. The dude took a punch from Hulk without flinching! He just holds back a lot more, and given how hard he hits on a regular day...

Also, haven't Kryptonian powers always been instant? Hell, Pre-Flashpoint Kara landed on Earth at night and she still had powers.

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

@grey56 said:

@starbrand1 said:

@madeinbangladesh: that lobo you love is the actual imposter.

Then I'm in love with a 24 year span of this ret-con impostor - and very much want him back.

YES!

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Posted By VenomousTaco

@micah: No problem. :-)

Lobo was a really outrageous character in the good old days.

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@venomoustaco said:

@micah: It was during the Lobo/Authority crossover. Jenny read about Lobo killing Santa, and she brought him to their dimension. Lobo then proceeds to pretty much solo the whole team. I'm not entirely sure if it's cannon or not. It's referenced later in the Windstorm universe, but some people on comic vine don't agree with it.

It's still a cool comic, you should check it out.

I'll have to check that out, it's weird because Apollo is supposed to be a Superman level threat, but it sounds hilarious. Thanks dude :)

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Posted By VenomousTaco

@micah: It was during the Lobo/Authority crossover. Jenny read about Lobo killing Santa, and she brought him to their dimension. Lobo then proceeds to pretty much solo the whole team. I'm not entirely sure if it's cannon or not. It's referenced later in the Windstorm universe, but some people on comic vine don't agree with it.

It's still a cool comic, you should check it out.

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@venomoustaco said:

@micah: Yeah, they're both weak. Pre-Flashpoint Lobo easily manhandled Apollo. I really wish this would all end up with these two "Lobos" duking it out until the REAL Lobo (pre-flashpoint) shows up, finishing them both off and retaking his name in the process.

Oh well, we can't all have what we want.

Do you know what comic Lobo fought Apollo in Pre-Flashpoint? I just got into The Authority and I would love to know when that encounter happened.

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Posted By VenomousTaco

@micah: Yeah, they're both weak. Pre-Flashpoint Lobo easily manhandled Apollo. I really wish this would all end up with these two "Lobos" duking it out until the REAL Lobo (pre-flashpoint) shows up, finishing them both off and retaking his name in the process.

Oh well, we can't all have what we want.

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Posted By Grey56

@madeinbangladesh: that lobo you love is the actual imposter.

Then I'm in love with a 24 year span of this ret-con impostor - and very much want him back.

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Posted By micah007123

@micah: Yep, but not holding back can only get you so far. If someone is naturally stronger than you, they'll still hold an advantage on you, even if they hold back. Plus, Superman actually doesn't hold back (or at least not as much) against characters like Black Adam, Lobo, Doomsday, etc. because he knows they can take it.

Before the New 52, Superman couldn't even dream of one-shotting Lobo. Seriously, what is this new sh*t?!

Well both New-52 Lobos seem weaker than Pre-52. Real Lobo seems to be able to overwhelm Hawkman and fight on par with Supergirl, Savage Lobo was one-shotted by full power Apollo. Who at full power is either on par with Superman or above him.

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Edited By VenomousTaco

@micah: Yep, but not holding back can only get you so far. If someone is naturally stronger than you, they'll still hold an advantage on you, even if they hold back. Plus, Superman actually doesn't hold back (or at least not as much) against characters like Black Adam, Lobo, Doomsday, etc. because he knows they can take it.

Before the New 52, Superman couldn't even dream of one-shotting Lobo. Seriously, what is this new sh*t?!

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Posted By micah007123

@amazingwebhead: He regenerated back, but he was dead after she punched him. And don't Kryptonians gain more strength and power as the get older and absorb more of the sun's rays? I'm fairly certain Superman is way more powerful than Kara.

Either way, this new "Lobo" is weak compared to his pre-flashpoint counterpart.

I was always told Supergirl was stronger than Sups because he is constantly holding back, and limiting his power. Meanwhile young adult Kara attacks with all her might LOL.

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Posted By VenomousTaco

@amazingwebhead: He regenerated back, but he was dead after she punched him. And don't Kryptonians gain more strength and power as the get older and absorb more of the sun's rays? I'm fairly certain Superman is way more powerful than Kara.

Either way, this new "Lobo" is weak compared to his pre-flashpoint counterpart.

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Posted By Kal'smahboi

I'm gonna try this out. I just really hope they keep the spirit of Lobo, and that they don't try to legitimize the character. He's a satire, let him be a satire.

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Posted By amazing_webhead

@venomoustaco: I seem to recall he was playing possum that time to get what he wanted. Plus, Kara's just as strong as her cousin, only she's not as used to pulling her punches.

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Posted By Oscars94


@micah I will accept these terms.

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Posted By micah007123

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@micah:

Let's settle on a compromise, let's have them both in a epic struggle on the cover. By the way loved hearing RVD's theme again( "One of Kind")

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Posted By Oscars94
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@oscars94 said:

Switch them and I'll buy it...

Then I won't LOL

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Posted By Oscars94

Switch them and I'll buy it...

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Posted By TheAmazingImmortalMan

I love Lobo and while I am a huge fan of the Lobo of old, and not a big fan of the redesign I think this could still be a great story. This new Lobo has proved to be as much of a fighter and violent man, I just hope we get to see him with his old habits in this new title, and I miss the lingo fraggin basticthes, but I will give this title a shot and hopefully we get a great Lobo story.

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Posted By TheAmazingImmortalMan
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Posted By sasquatch888

Oh god this looks bad. I want the old REAL LOBO BACK!!!!!!! Who the hell is this skinny pretty boy imposter!?!?

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dont worry it will all turn around and the new lobo will turn out being the imposter ...this is DC.s way of getting people interested in lobo again

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Posted By bladewolf

You know what, I think I'll give this a try. Even if I'm not fond of the character, Bunn hits home runs with every villain he writes.

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Posted By IDontLikeBirds

This is interesting. I'm not a Lobo fan, but I like the possibilities of this. Personally one way I see this is that the "Old Lobo" stole the name and posed as this character, and the "Real Lobo" found out and wants identity back. I see this is as basically being a fight for the title/name/mantle. It's perfectly in character for Old Lobo to have stolen the name. I can even see the Real Lobo being defeated or killed, and thus the Old Lobo becomes the one and only Lobo. Let them milk this for a bit, it could be interesting to find out how they know each other. See how it plays out before you get angry.

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Edited By bloggerboy

The New 52 is a joke.

DC still thinks it's the 90's so of course they can't have their 90's parody character back to reveal just how silly their whole universe is nowadays.

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Posted By flazam

when did they announce a lobo title?

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Posted By laidblack

I'd prefer the cover the other way around,

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Posted By KaraZor-el

Awesome

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Edited By M3th

So tHe new true Lobo finally kills tHe classic pHoney Lobo. Honestly, it makes sense for "our" Lobo to Have stolen tHe name.

-ABstract4$$#073-

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Posted By Dogofwarorion

@thor_ul: I meant the main version of him, the one designed by Simon Bisley and Keith Giffen...

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Posted By RustyRoy

@micah said:

I will give this a shot.

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Posted By mightyrearranger

People saying old Lobo was a poster boy for the 90s must be looking at the awful redesigns for Captain Cold and Bronze Tiger instead. Either that or they grew up in a different 90s than I did... #justsayin #sorrynotsorry #TonyHawksayshiLenSnart

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Posted By Grey56

"You can't blame the editorial to try to go into a reinvention of the character to see what work and what not. But as always you can vote with your wallet. I mean, DC went back with Powergirl boob-window."

Exactly. We certainly see eye to eye on these two things - I just don't want to undermine the character that truly set himself apart from the rest of the DCU. That incarnation is the one I'm lobbying for. But yes, it is a business - you are right.