DC Reveals a New Lobo
Over at the DC blog, DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras introduced a new Lobo to the New 52. In an odd twist:
Which is why Justice League #23.2: Lobo (from the creative team of Marguerite Bennett, Ben Oliver, Cliff Richards and Daniel Brown) contains a major surprise – one we’ve had planned for a while. The Lobo you’ve seen so far in the New 52 is not who you think he is. In this one-shot, you’ll be introduced to the real Lobo. A ruthless killer, Lobo is on a quest to kill the man who has taken his name.
This Lobo is equal parts strong, vicious, and driven. There’s a darker and more logical idea about what a force of nature like him is capable of. After all, this is someone who can infiltrate high society, fly a space ship, and adhere to a very specific moral code that’s not your typical anti-hero one. Oh, and, this one-shot takes place very far away from Earth. And when I say very far away, I mean it takes place literally on the other side of the galaxy.
The new look was updated by artist Kenneth Rocafort, who changed the main man into a “a lean, mean killing machine.”
Not a shocker, the announcement hasn’t gone over well online, but folks seem to forget the design they think of as Lobo now, isn’t what he always looked like.
What we think of when we think Lobo:
And what he looked like when he debuted. That’d be him in the purple and orange.
The main image below is the final design and check out the gallery for other rejected versions.