Lobo #1

Lobo #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Reilly Brown, Nelson Decastro, Pete Pantazis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 1, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 7
6.0Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

The all-new Lobo brings the ultraviolence to his new ongoing series! If the first few blood-soaked pages of this issue don't shock you - nothing will!

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jackie Henley Oct 7, 2014

    Overall, the comic earns a 4.5 only missing half-a-point for ending too soon. And for making me sit in my apartment alone and wonder ifthe eponymous bounty hunter will ever belooking for his Loba. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 1, 2014

    Cullen Bunn does a good job of getting this book (and character) off to a fast start.  While the story may be a bit predictable and cliche, the New Lobo ( sexy time Faux-bo) is anything but.  I'm looking forward to seeing him evolve and what adventures Bunn has in store for him and us readers.  To those stuck in the 90's...take off the flannel and give it a chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Oct 2, 2014

    So by viewing this comic independently and giving Bunn the benefit of the doubt of it being the first issue, I'm giving it a high score. Bottom line, it provides plenty of entertainment and great artwork and a lot of the problems may be solved over a larger sample size. I'd definitely recommend it and I'm excited for the next issue, but I'm looking for a little more from it next week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Henry Varona Oct 8, 2014

    Meanwhile, Reilly Brown is no slouch on art. Coming off of his work onDeadpool: The Guantlet, Brown makes Lobo fun and exciting. He perfectly captures the fun and energy of the new Lobo, with enough grit to handle the gore. While it is still very much in the classic DC House Style thanks to the inking and coloring, it is very distinguishable and memorable. Brown perfectly executes Bunn's scripts, making a lot of great sight-gags. I don't know if it is due to his work, or inker Nelson Decastro, but the flashback sequence really stands out, looking graceful and optimistic. It's the exact opposite of what you expect from Lobo, and it really makes it work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Have-A-Peg Pete Oct 4, 2014

    Before we move on though, fans of the old Lobo are going to be upset. I admit I was too. Lobo's greatest selling point was his attitude. He was crass, loud, shoot-first, don't give a rats ass fun. But he also had his good moments" As long as it was profitable to be good. So does this new comic change all that? Maybe. But I don't think that's such a bad thing. The new guy has sparks of Lobo's cockiness and he definitely has a sense of hunour. So let's give him a chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Oct 3, 2014

    Like Grayson, Lobo is a comic that there were many gripes about before it was even published. While it has more flaws than Grayson, Lobo is an enjoyable, if somewhat generic, read. The real star here, along with the marquis character, is the lush art and design. While this might not be your Main Man, he certainly lives up to his name; and you should give this title a go for at least the first arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Oct 1, 2014

    Ultimately, Lobo is well-characterized throughout even if other characters remain more one-dimensional in his presence, but heres hoping as the series progresses well get a richer cast laid out in front of us. In the meantime, its pleasant to see that Bunn has such a strong vision for what this (new) character is going to be about and the type of worldview hell inhabit. Im looking forward to seeing his Lobo branch out and meet a bit more of the DC Universe. Jonah Hex, anyone? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes Oct 2, 2014

    Brown's art continues its strong performance throughout the rest of the issue. The dream sequence on Czarnia is especially powerful, and Brown did a great job giving the reader just enough detail to really get them hooked on Lobo's new backstory. Considering how violent this book is, it's incredible just how clean and understandable Brown's artwork is. The art will be the strong constant that carries this series as long as Brown and colorist Pete Pantazis do the heavy lifting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 1, 2014

    Lobo, both the book at the character, certainly works much better in this new incarnation, and there is far more scope and potential for this version than any that has come before. The OG Lobo will undoubtedly have his faithful minions, and that Czarnian will forever remain a part of comic book history, filed under the excesses of the late 1980s and 1990s. New Lobo is still slightly tied to his past, and perhaps a victim of convention, but he's also undoubtedly a fun new addition to the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 2, 2014

    As mentioned, artist Brown does a solid job executing the book's numerous action beats, yet while his Lobo is certainly capable, he doesn't quite possess the same machismo swagger we've come to expect from the character. Perhaps it's unfair to hold the creators to the standard of what came before, but it's nevertheless difficult to fully buy in to the book's events, especially considering the book's romantic, oddly accent-less flashback to Lobo's life on Czarnia. Time will tell what kind of book Lobo wants to be, but as of now his ongoing lacks bite. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 2, 2014

    Lobo #1 has a handful of moments that should spark interest but there are narrative issues that need to be worked out. However for the most part the creative team does enough right to skate by with a light recommendation from me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Oct 4, 2014

    It's a solid premise, but failed for me because of the poor characterization. Lobo is extremely violent and deadly in one page, but also romantic and charming in another. He's confident and funny in some panels, and thoughtful and deep in others. Throughout this issue he's a little bit of everything, which makes him feel generic. Whether you liked the old Lobo or not, there was something original and authentic about the character that's surely missing here. Cullen Bunn is playing the hand that was dealt to him, which seems to be writing a comic about a character changed for the New 52 by DC editorial mandate moreso than by some driving creative need. Another example of “change for the sake of change”? You be the judge. I won't be back. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 1, 2014

    Lobo #1 is surprisingly fun and well done. Cullen Bunn has made the character interesting and has given him a cool mission. The pencils and colors were very good and complimented the story and writing. This has potential to be a very good book, but the quality needs to remain because there arent enough fans of this new Lobo yet. Any misstep could be disastrous, but Bunn and Brown seem focused and ready. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Oct 2, 2014

    This catches my interest, but they really should embrace the legacy of Lobo as a parody character fully instead of setting out to tell something that is 100% serious. A little more Space Dandyif you will. With more murder. If they do intend to do that, then ramp that up baby, cause people will react better. This will seem somewhat low, but it's not; I think this has a lot of promise and you should definitely pick it up (though not for the squeamish). They just need to let loose. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Oct 3, 2014

    Lobo #1 is a good setup issue that moves at a quick pace. The character is certainly a departure from his previous incarnation and old-time fans might be disappointed. While I would have liked to see more interaction between the two Lobos, as well as how they finally met, the action fun and Bunn does a good job jumping right into the story. It's worth a read, especially if you're a new fan with little familiarity with the character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 1, 2014

    LOBO was a little bit of a let down. I was very excited for this new series, and while what was presented wasn't bad by any means, it didn't live up to expectations. However, there is a ton of potential in this series and it's worth picking up at least the first half of this arc to see how things go. I'll give this a recommendation, but with the hope this is going to be great because of Bunn and Brown are the creative team here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 26, 2014

    This was an average comic. Any spark that made Lobo fun has been neutered with this new Lobo. Generic, acceptable reading, but not one I'll purchase again. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Oct 3, 2014

    And that is part of the disappointment here – I am not a huge Lobo fan, but the parts of the issue that harken back to that time in comics are the times that got me smiling and really enjoying the book. Instead of doing a book that feels retro, instead, there is a book that feels like nothing at all. It isn't quite modern, it isn't quite retro, it isn't quite good, and it isn't quite bad. This is the definition of mediocrity in 2014, and it becomes instantly forgettable. Aside from the first few pages, I had completely forgotten this issue just minutes after I read it. To review it, I had to re-read it four times just to make sure I had everything committed to memory. This is barely anything at all, and everyone involved, from the creators to the characters to the fans of the original series, deserves more. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 4, 2014

    Lobo is an odd comic book. It's an odd concept. To be fair at least the creators are trying something a little different with this book. The next issue just needs to have a tighter, more meaningful construction but the ideas are in here somewhere. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 2, 2014

    The original "Lobo" mini-series instantly grabbed readers with a perverse charm mixed with ultra-violence, but there's none of that here. This feels like a "Lobo" book that exists for the sake of having a "Lobo" book, not because there was a particularly interesting pitch that came across an editor's desk. I'm happy to see Bunn, Brown and DeCastro getting work, but this just isn't quite there. "Lobo" #1 isn't bad, it's sadly forgettable. Ultimately, that's the more dangerous of the two options in terms of surviving in today's market. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 4, 2014

    Whose responsible this?! Where is the man or woman in the larger DC/Warner Bros. company who thought this generic, boring, 'kewl' Lobo was in any way even a fraction better than the old bastich that everybody already loved? They need to be fired. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 1, 2014

    In changing the nature of Lobo, this comic could have become many things. It has instead become an ouroboros. Lobo was once a parody of mainstream comics trends. He is now emblematic of similar trends in modern comics that are in deep need of just such a parody. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Oct 1, 2014

    While the Lobo of the 1990s was a character designedto be a blood-soaked meathead that could appeal tofifteen year old boys, the Lobo of 2014 betrays his 20thcentury antecedentbysportingpretty boy good looks, a panache for portraiture, and an inclination for black fingernail polish. DC Comics has taken rock ‘n' roll and repackaged it as Top 40 pop. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Oct 2, 2014

    Sadly, though, there is very little of Bunn's unique voice on display here; the plot is bland, the dialogue is insipid, and the characterization is non-existent. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    JBL Reviews Oct 2, 2014

    Fine. Not interested in #2. Nothing in this issue drew me in.

  • 5.5
    TomSQUAREy Mar 24, 2015

    I'll echo what everyone else is saying... Boring and not interested in #2

  • 5.0
    xiombarg Oct 5, 2014

    Hmm. Well, here's the new clean shaven, generically sexy sort of Lobo. Everything that basically made Lobo a distinct character in the past has been chucked away to be replaced by a more predictable version. Ultraviolent story seems to be DCs intended selling point, but violence as a general theme doesn't get the mileage it once did considering that writers like Garth Ennis, Jason Aaron etc. have used and over-used sensationalistic violence to the point of running it into the ground. So where does that leave this new book? The art looks nice, but combined with the rest of it's mediocrity, the whole thing actually seems like something of a throwback to the generic Image characters of the 1990s -some violence, some brooding, derivative ideas-.

  • 5.0
    Supes' soups Oct 22, 2014

    Not digging the new Lobo, he seems too much like a pretty boy Edward Cullen type. Already skeptical about the direction this book is heading. I read it this morning and I've already forgotten almost everything that happened. Basically there's a bunch of violence but Lobo doesn't kill dogs. It's part of his code like how Batman doesn't use guns except Lobo's code of conduct is much lamer. I used to like Lobo's character because there was a sense of humor but now they're trying to force you to take serious a character that was born out of a parody. I'm probably not gonna spend another 3 bucks on issue 2.

  • 7.5
    BrainSiri Oct 2, 2014

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    Speeding Bullets Oct 1, 2014

  • 6.0
    Redeadhood Oct 9, 2014

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