Saturday, September 16, 2017
Saturday Showcase: Lobo
Today's showcase is about the one and only, Lobo. Lobo is a popular character in the DC Universe that I feel has not had his big shot in the media as of yet. Sure, he is a playable character in Injustice as well as appeared in many of the DC animated adventures, but his character itself has been abused in my opinion. Maybe, he was looked over due to the fact that he is so violent and made for Mature Readers, but that seems to work for the Punisher. So why hasn't Lobo stayed in the media's mind since he was created? To understand that, we need to know his beginnings.
Lobo is a character created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, whose first appearance was in Omega Men #3 (June '83). Lobo is known as the last Czarnian and works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. He is best known for his clashes with another "loner", Superman.
Even though Lobo was based off of Marvel anti-heroes like the Punisher, his character never really stuck in the fan base. Sure, he had a following, but not at the rate of the Punisher, Wolverine, or even Cable. So, DC would shelve him from time to time only to use when really necessary or vital to help out other DC titles.
I, myself, am curious to see how long Lobo has left in the JLA or in this current timeline in DC. Who knows, maybe he will be shelved again. I do feel that DC Comics have a gold mine if they put it to good use. Take the Marvel approach, make a TV series or even a live-action film, hell I would settle for an animated movie. All I know is, the world needs more Lobo.