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Lobo Hunts "Faux-Bo" in New Ongoing by Bunn & Brown

Bunn pens a third villain on-going series, but this time he is after the pre-52 look Lobo

Cover art by Aaron Kuder

In an interview with CBR, writer Cullen Bunn (MAGNETO, SINESTRO), along with artist Reilly Brown (CABLE & DEADPOOL), chatted about their new series at DC Comics, LOBO.

The series is set to debut on October 1st, and one of the things asked of the creative team is whether or not the Lobo that appeared in Rob Liefeld's run of DEATHSTROKE would be in this new series, featuring a sleeking, more attractive Lobo, originally designed by Kenneth Rocafort.

They revealed that they refer to the Lobo from the Liefeld run as "faux-bo" and while Bunn and Brown had an original plan for this book to have both Lobos be the star of this book, ultimately, they went in a different direction:

Lobo has been hunting Faux-bo for a while now. That hunt will reach its conclusion pretty quickly. We'll be looking into why someone might steal Lobo's identity as the series progresses.

Bunn later stated that this series will give readers a good idea of who this character is and where he comes from in this new series. Lobo will be teaming up with other assassins in the beginning of this book, but the first arc is going to set up a lot about this character and highlight mysteries that will be uncovered in later issues.

According to Bunn, the books is going to be violent and brutal, which sounds like his work on MAGNETO and SINESTRO. The difference here is that Lobo will on occasion interject some humor to balance out the violence and keep it from going too dark. This is also a good fit for Brown, who worked on CABLE & DEADPOOL, which used the same method of storytelling.

LOBO hits stores on October 1st.

Source: Comic Book Resources

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Posted by dondave

Sweet

Posted by SpitfirePanda

Which Lobo is faux-bo? The one in the picture above?

Posted by dondave
Posted by NightFang

I might get hate for this, but I like the new Lobo.

Posted by SuperiorScarletSpider
Posted by Z3RO180

Is new lobo a robot ?

Posted by SpitfirePanda

@dondave: Hmm, not sure what I think of that. I like the new Lobo's look, but old Lobo is classic. It feels weird thinking that the original is actually a fake.

Edited by Nahuel

I don't care about Lobo or Faux-bo at all. Why waste my time and money in a concept like this? And ongoing series? Pfffff this should be a miniseries or the conflict between the 2 lobos would fit better in an Arc for some cosmic book.

What is the line of thought of DC's executives to decide that Lobo, of all the great characters DC has (Specially Cyborg), is the one character that needs an ongoing series?!

Posted by laabitres

i aprove of this

Posted by inferiorego
Posted by Lvenger

There's a surprising wave of acceptance for the new Lobo. I remember the outcry when this new version of Lobo was revealed and the Lobo fanboys took up arms. From my limited knowledge of him in JLU, I don't mind him. Though I never cared for the original Lobo in the first place.

Edited by Night Thrasher

I like the new Lobo, just not as Lobo.

Posted by manwithoutshame

That ain't the main man!

Posted by dagmar_merrill

Sweet.

If I'm reading this right.. Real (pre 52) Lobo hunts down the Lobo from the villains month issue? Can't wait!

Edited by AbdullahZubair

The original lobo looks way cooler than this one. But this one also has something special about him. Can't they just keep both of them?

Posted by wimble23

I like the new Lobo, just not as Lobo.

Exactly how I feel

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Posted by MarcosVergara14

So Bunn writes Sinestro and Magneto (wich are both in my pull list and are aswome), now he will write a Lobo book. He's really into anti-heroes isn't he?

Posted by Astro_Zombie78

Never cared about Lobo before but this could be interesting. I might give it a chance.

Posted by w0nd

Sweet.

If I'm reading this right.. Real (pre 52) Lobo hunts down the Lobo from the villains month issue? Can't wait!

the skinny one is the real one.

Posted by Mangakid1995

@dagmar_merrill: I hate to break it to you, but no you did not read that right. Pre-New 52 Lobo is fake and Post-New 52 Lobo from the cover is hunting him down.

Edited by Dernman

No thank you. The exposure to Lobo I had I was interested in.

No interest in Lipstick Lobo aka he real Faux-bo.

and

No interesting in Fake old Lobo either. Even that doesn't feel right his old self.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

@mangakid1995: @w0nd: Ah well, looks like I'll sit this one out. They say the only way to get change with comic books is vote with your wallet.

Edited by Outside_85

So this series will be ended the second he looks himself in the mirror? Good.

The Main Man

Posted by Dernman

@dagmar_merrill: You know it would have been more interesting if Pre 52 version was hunting 52 version for stealing his name.

Posted by BR_Havoc

Such a stupid concept. So far the new Lobo has not been popular and its not like there is a spike in sales of any book he guests in.

The team making the book is solid but I will not support such a dumb concept with such a forced character. I see this lasting 8 issues maybe 12 if there lucky.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

BOO!!!! New Lobo is the true Faux-Bo!!!

Old Lobo is the MAIN FRAGGIN' MAN and DC is being run by a bunch of Space Dolphin hating Bastiches!

Posted by Krypton-115

Bring back the main man! He is DC's Wolverine with a hint of Deadpool!

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

I will check it out.

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Posted by Vitalius

Cool.

Posted by daredevil21134

BOO!!!! New Lobo is the true Faux-Bo!!!

Old Lobo is the MAIN FRAGGIN' MAN and DC is being run by a bunch of Space Dolphin hating Bastiches!

Yup.

Posted by w0nd

@mangakid1995: @w0nd: Ah well, looks like I'll sit this one out. They say the only way to get change with comic books is vote with your wallet.

yup pretty much.

Edited by The Stegman

@inferiorego said:

@pyre113 said:

@nightfang: I like him too.

I like him three

I am number four.

Though, something tells me there's more to this than meets the eye. I bet the "Real Lobo" might be a wayward clone of "Faux Bo". Or the other way around.

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

@outside_85 said:

So this series will be ended the second he looks himself in the mirror? Good.

The Main Man

hell yeah. DC is full of idiots.

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Posted by Pyro_Jack

New Lobo does look good and I would like to see him hunting the old one down as long as he has a different personality. I've never liked the fact that the old Lobo was such an insanely powerful character with such a dumb personality and backstory(joke character level) and yet strongly interacted with serious DC characters sometimes.

Posted by The Stegman

New Lobo does look good and I would like to see him hunting the old one down as long as he has a different personality. I've never liked the fact that the old Lobo was such an insanely powerful character with such a dumb personality and backstory(joke character level) and yet strongly interacted with serious DC characters sometimes.

Well...he is a joke character, he's DC's equilvant of Deadpool, he's a parody of the 90's tough guys like Wolverine. Logan smokes cigars? Lobo smokes them in space, Logan has a healing factor? Lobo can regenerate from a spec of blood.

Posted by noj

@nahuel: Dont give up hope yet. It looks like DC is launching a TON of new books in October.\ I wouldnt be surprised to see Cyborg pop up soon. Maybe even at SDCC

Posted by Outside_85

(joke character level)

Thats kinda the whole point of the popular Lobo, an over the top cliché of a character that was actually taking the piss out of Wolverine and all the other overly muscled tough guys that were drenched in gore and violence that would be pouring out the 90'ties.

Edited by lagozzino

Calling the original version of the character "Faux-Bo" just sounds so bitter to me. Like someone at DC editorial is angrily trying to drive a point home.

In any case, this article neglects to mention the most important detail about a Lobo comic: Is this a "Mature Readers" book? Cuz there's no point to a Lobo book that could be rated anything less than a hard R.

Posted by manlybanister

@lagozzino: Agreed. I think it's really lame that a character we've known forever as Lobo is now fake, too. Doesn't that seem more than a little illogical? I think Cullen Bunn has been great lately on Magneto and Sinestro, but I don't think I'll be buying this.

Posted by SmashBrawler

This is like announcing Jar Jar Binks: The Comic Book Series.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

@pyro_jack said:

New Lobo does look good and I would like to see him hunting the old one down as long as he has a different personality. I've never liked the fact that the old Lobo was such an insanely powerful character with such a dumb personality and backstory(joke character level) and yet strongly interacted with serious DC characters sometimes.

Well...he is a joke character, he's DC's equilvant of Deadpool, he's a parody of the 90's tough guys like Wolverine. Logan smokes cigars? Lobo smokes them in space, Logan has a healing factor? Lobo can regenerate from a spec of blood.

Exactly so and DC is trying to take that away from us :(

Posted by Nahuel

@noj: To be honest, I'm not hopeful... As things are with the higher ups at DC's offices and the amount of villains having ongoings right now, it wouldn't surprise me if they announce a Lex Luthor series instead of a Cyborg one.

But one can dream!

Posted by 2cool4fun

@nightfang: He's not bad, I might like the biker version better, long hair version better, but then again, this is how he originally looked.

Posted by Saint_Wildcard
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My excitement cannot be contained

This was on my wish list of comics I wanted. Now all I need is a Plastic Man and Shazam series and I'll be the happiest boy in the world

Posted by Farkam

Lobo is garbage.

Posted by Teerack

If the Fake Lobo isn't around after the first Arch I'll start reading it, but I'm interested in a book where it stars fake-lobo.

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