Lobo's On A Highway To Hell

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Posted by gmanfromheck (42506 posts) - - Show Bio


Where has Lobo been lately?  The last time I recall seeing him was during 52.  On the other hand, I do think it's good we haven't seen too much of him.  While I've always enjoyed Lobo's antics, it can get old if seen too much.  I get that he's such a badass but sometimes he just comes across as a novelty.  That shouldn't be what the character is about.

DC announced yesterday that come November, we will be treated with a two-issue prestige format series.  It will be written by Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and drawn by Sam Kieth.  We are being promised Lobo at his best (or worst?).  Let's hope he does return to the bad, evil character he should be.  Lobo should not be watered or toned down.

What's your take on Lobo?  Is too cliche?  Do you enjoy his character?  Do you agree that he can take on pretty much anyone?  Are you going to pick up this series?

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#1 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

I've only seen Lobo on the Superman animated series and liked him then

O yeah, the art looks intense!!!

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#2 Edited by DarkCanuck (34 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Lobo but I can definitely see that having too much Lobo wouldn't be hard to do. His old monthly got a little repetitive.
Considering how damn unstoppable he is in his unwatered-down form (don't forget he beat Superman within an inch of his life) he would be annoying if he was mixed in with the rest of the DCU on a regular basis. So I think these occasional comics are probably the best for The Main Man, that way he can spend the rest of his time with his fishies.

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#3 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (26678 posts) - - Show Bio

the art is reminiscent of the maxx

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#4 Posted by goldenkey (3033 posts) - - Show Bio

Im so psyched now.  I haven't read a book that Kieth has drawn in loooong time.  Mostly because I usually only read the top 2 companies.  His art is amazing cuz he's such a wierdo.  He's like the Tim Burton of comic book artists visualy.  (does visually have 1 or 2 L's in it) ?

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#5 Posted by Nahero (9350 posts) - - Show Bio

Lobo is my favorite DC character eversince i saw him in the animated series and he was voiced by brad garret awesomeness

and yes im getting the series

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#6 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Guess I'm in the minority by stating I'm not keen on Lobo.  Nor am I that overtly fond of Sam Kieth BUT his style is unique and it is interesting to see his work on this character.

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#7 Edited by gmanfromheck (42506 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead. said:

" the art is reminiscent of the maxx "

Sam Kieth is the creator/artist for the Maxx.
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#8 Posted by VicRattlehead (42 posts) - - Show Bio

i didnt know scott ian was writing comic books....

ive never read a lobo book...it might just have to look into this....

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#9 Posted by John Valentine (16467 posts) - - Show Bio


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#10 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Does Sam Kieth spell his last name  Kieth or Keith?  I thought it was the former unless I'm mistaken?

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#11 Posted by Green ankh (1104 posts) - - Show Bio

Lobo is lame-o...

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#12 Posted by PrimeDirective (467 posts) - - Show Bio

I smell DC trying to cash in on Marvel's Deadpool crowd...

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#13 Posted by logan48227 (299 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Lobo in small doses. Just don't give him another monthly!

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#14 Posted by DaMainMan (791 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this a trick question Clyde? And Deadpool couldn't fight Lobo's used tissue.

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#15 Posted by Mutant X (1584 posts) - - Show Bio

That's awesome!! Scott Ian rocks!! I'm curious to see if he's a good writer or not.

Sucks that we have to wait until November though. :-/

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#16 Posted by Bruce Vain (1833 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmm Scott Ian huh? I like to see what his writing abilities will be like.....At first I wasn't a fan of Lobo, but then he grew on me and now I'm a fan of Lobo.

I thought this was a sweet fan film that Andrew Brynarksi did to try to get a an actual Lobo movie going. I like how he used the Paramilitary Christmas Special storyline. Btw there is some vulgarity in this fan film

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#17 Posted by Th3 FlAsH 123 (620 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, Scott Ian!?!? Anthrax is one of my favorite bands. I knew they were into comics becuase of their song "I Am The Law", a song about Judge Dredd, but I didn't know they were this much into comics.

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#18 Posted by TheSavageAssasin (2688 posts) - - Show Bio

This sounds tight!!Scott Ian???WOW Sweet

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#19 Posted by Asymmetrical (23750 posts) - - Show Bio

Lobo was in Reign of Hell just a few months ago, anyways this sounds awesome!

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#20 Posted by ARMIV (3927 posts) - - Show Bio

Scott Ian..from Anthrax...doing a book about an immortal space-biker mercenary guy...oh yeah...

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#21 Posted by burr787 (2483 posts) - - Show Bio

Lobo is pretty cool. I liked him in the Brave and the Bold and overall he is a funny character, kind of like deadpool with a bigger ego.

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#22 Posted by NightFang3 (12305 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell will never be the same agian.

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#23 Posted by Venom=sickest (153 posts) - - Show Bio

huh....scott ian...

i wish lobo killed superman

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#24 Posted by TheBat (33 posts) - - Show Bio

I grew up on Lobo. For a time he was my favorite comic book character ever. Although I don't think he'll ever reach the popularity he used to have - it's good to see him back in the comics.

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#25 Posted by U R Sofa King We Todd Did (1168 posts) - - Show Bio

Lobo was the first comic I have ever read and I love every last comic that has him in it(except when he is watered down), I cant wait for this to come out. Ive benn waiting for The Real Lobo to pop up since Reign In Hell.

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