New Lobo Ongoing by Cullen Bunn and Reilly Brown

Posted July 8, 2014 by Henry Varona in Comic Books

DC Comics announced yesterday that Lobo would be getting his own ongoing series starting in October. The series will be written by Cullen Bunn with art by Reilly Brown. Bunn is perhaps best known for his creator owned book The Sixth Gun, as well as his current gig as the writer of both Magneto for Marvel and Sinestro for DC Comics. Reilly Brown on the other hand is of course known for his recent work on Deadpool: The Gauntlet, a digital first series for the character. The first cover for the series will be handled by Aaron Kuder, a regular of the DC fixture.

This will the first ongoing series for Lobo in well over a decade. The new book is said to follow the new Lobo established first in Justice League 23.2 by Marguerite Bennett and Ben Oliver as part of DC’s Villains Month, later featured in Supergirl and Justice League United. The character received much hate and caused a stir of controversy due to a drastic redesign by Kenneth Rocafort. The book will follow this new Lobo as he hunts down the Lobo of old, who is apparently an imposter who uses his name. “Faux-Bo”, as Bunn and Brown have taken to calling him, will be dealt with early on in the series in some interesting ways that defy the expectations of readers.

This announcement is just one of many that DC has made in the last week concerning their expanding line of titles. The New 52 as it has been called, has diminished in the number of monthly titles produced, and it seems like DC is making an effort to eliminate the weaker books and rejuvenate the once fruitful pallet. Lobo is a great character to use for this, since he is so often larger than life. His journey to eliminate the old Lobo is sure to ruffle the feathers of many fans, but it sure to provide a great commentary on the modern comic book industry.

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Henry Varona

Lover of comics, Legos, and movies, Henry Varona is supremely awesome in every way. He spends his days designing his own comics, and his nights dreaming about Chris Hemsworth and Captain Cold.