Like most people out there, lots of negative harsh words are being said about the newest redesign of DC’s 80’s classic cult favorite comic book character LOBO, which made its debut in September during the publisher’s “Villains Month” campaign. The creative team behind it, consisting of Marguerite Bennett, Ben Oliver, Cliff Richards and Daniel Brown, have been getting lots of angry emails about taking the machismo out of the Main Man. Here’s DC Comics Editor-in-Chief Bob Harrass on the change:
“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. In this design, Ken updated Lobo’s facial tattoos and weaponry by adding laser edges to his blades and gloves that’ll give him extra strength with their mechanical usage. In the end, Ken transformed Lobo into a lean, mean killing machine.”
But in the end, it’s up to you to decide which one’s the better of the two. As for me, there’s only one obvious choice.