“What was your first interaction with the character Lobo?”
Like others have said, my first interaction with Lobo was in Superman: The Animated Series, and I thought he was okay, but because of that, I kind of got the feeling that I would just not care for him as a solo character. You know how people will always talk about how annoying Deadpool is over in Marvel? Lobo is ten times worse. He’s good as a side character, a good foil for characters like Superman and the Justice League, I’m sure he’ll be great on that front in Krypton, but I felt like he would get old extremely quickly in his own solo story.
Reading this book changed my mind…slightly. I figured I’d just read the first issue and be done for the night, but I tore through all four issues within a single sit down. I still can’t fathom how this character had an ongoing book for SIXTY-FOUR freaking issues, but mini-series and one-offs, short bursts of the character can be entertaining. For me, I think a big part of it was Simon Bisley’s art, which is crude and ugly in all the best ways.
“What issue was your favorite? What was your favorite part?”
My favorite was probably the whole ballet of death sequence, taking something that this epitome of crass, uncultured, machismo swine would find stupid and mixing it with the blood and guts of what makes him entertaining does make for some great art.
“How did you feel about this book only being 4 issues? Too short?”
I’m kind of struggling with that. On one hand, part of me wishes that the plots of all these outside forces – the oafish space truckers, the literal snake-like corrupt cops, the snobbish little old ladies, and the young and dumb fanboys – all met up with Lobo and got handled by him; though there’s definitely a great cosmic irony that all these forces after him destroy each other and he gets away with barely a scratch.
On the other, I feel like there really wasn’t much story here for there to be four issues, but rather each issue the writers would set up a hook, then tell Bisley to go nuts, and he would deliver.
“Lastly, throughout the book, we got several looks throughout Lobo’s early years, which one stood out to you?”
I liked the sections of the book his old grade school did – the writing was absolutely purple and atrocious, but I’m pretty sure that’s by design. Overall I do like when comics break from the traditional form, so seeing those bits were pretty fun in general.
So overall…it was entertaining, I feel mostly because of the art. It was a fine four issues, and that’s probably enough of Lobo for me for a good long while.