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New 52 Lobo Redesigned

Posted by Anthony Mango Friday, August 23, 2013
DC has been making waves with their reboot of the universe in their New 52 line and things don't seem to be stopping any time soon.

The latest major change is targeted towards Lobo, an alien bounty hunter who is essentially a walking parody of all the stereotypes that 90s comics were fond of. He was a giant, muscular, biker alien covered in guns and chains who filled the "cool" killer antihero role to a nauseating level, in my opinion.

And now he looks like this:

Lobo Concept Art New 52 Redesign Character
What the frag?

DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras weighs in:
"Back when we introduced this “What’s New In The New 52” column, I told you that the most important word in The New 52 is “New.” We’re always striving to keep things exciting, different and surprising. 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."

What do you think of the new Lobo, who looks more like Johnny Depp than what everyone is used to? Is this a step in the right direction, or are you just waiting until Lobo goes back to this:

Who will play Lobo in movie? Fan cast Lobo The Rock


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.