Super Nostalgia: Lobo

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lobo1910“Lobo… Lobo… Bring back Sheriff Lobo… Lobo… Lobo!” – Homer Simpson.

Homers not talking about my Lobo. My Lobo is a bad ass alien biker/bounty hunter in the DC Universe. This man loves nothing more than mindless violence and intoxication and that is why i love Lobo, he’s not a goody goody like Superman or the rest.

Born on the planet Czarnia, (who names these places?) Lobo killed every member of his race for a high school science experiment and then gave himself an “A” on the assignment. Does this mean he graduated himself as well? The main man has incredible strength, he has an accelerated healing factor that will completely regenerate his entire body from even a single cell. He has a sadistic and vulgar attitude, yet he still has a deep personal code of honor and will never break his word.

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This dude’s vehicle of choice is a Spacehog (also the name of a cool, band check them out!) Lobo’s bike is a customized SpazFrag666. It boasts a miniaturized 17-liter power plant with 3x Turbo and full Hands Off facility. Zero to 60 is instantaneous, and top speed is a cool several million kays per minute and it runs on Unleaded. Weapon of choice for the one who devours your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it, well that is a Chained Hook. He’s also know to use guns and frag grenades.

Lobo has a pet dog named Dawg (looks like a bulldog), that he often claims is not his when it gets into trouble. Dawg is stomped to death by Lobo in Lobo #58 in which he again claims to Superman, that the dog is not his, this for the final time. Somehow, Dawg later appears alongside Lobo when Lobo goes to Earth to fight Green Lantern and Atrocitus. Lobo also possesses a fondness for space dolphins, which sometimes affects his judgment.

 
Lobo was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, first appearing in Omega Men #3. (1983). It’s on my comic list and I’ll be looking for it on my next trip to the comic shop. In 1990, he appeared in his own miniseries, Lobo: The Last Czarnian, also on my comic list. Some groups Lobo has been involved in are L.E.G.I.O.N., R.E.B.E.L.S.  and Young Justice.

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Now, thanks to DC there are two Lobos.  The regular Lobo is not who we think he is, we are introduced to the real Lobo. A ruthless killer, who is on a quest to kill the man who has taken his name. I don’t like this idea of the new Lobo, making the original Lobo an impostor is insulting to his fans. True Lobo fans will always love the sloppy biker Lobo, not the well dressed, skinny as a hipster in his little sisters jeans, Lobo. If, and when, they do have them meet I hope old Lobo slaughters new Lobo, but i don’t see that happening. Most likely, they will kill him off to keep things fresh and new. I don’t like change at all, just ask my wife.

Before I go chug down some cold brewskys and ride off on my Spacehog, I leave you with these majestic words from the main man himself:
“I killed every living thing on Czarnia fer fun. I killed Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny an’ things that don’t even exist, an’ so help me, I tried ta follow th’ triple-fold path o’ peace. I tried my best… but frag me for a bastich, even I got limits!” – Lobo

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