After being one of the nay-sayers about his joining the Justice League after Rebirth, I found myself really bummed when Lobo quit the team.  The Main Man is one of those characters that it’s hard to get a read on, and some writers make him too nihilistic and cruel,  but Steve Orlando’s take balances the same filthy weirdo from the 1990s with a streak of nobility, creating a weird friendship with Ryan Choi in the bargain.  These stories have given me an appreciation of Lobo that I haven’t had for years, an appreciation that I though I might never know again, leading to today’s fraggin’ query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also isn’t going to apologize for the pun you are about to receive, asking: What’s you take on the Main Man: Lobo or Lo-NO?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. I’ve only read one Lobo book, and that was a crossover with Batman. That said, I really liked him on the Superman: TAS.

  2. I have a Heroclix figure of Lobo staring at me from atop my computer tower as we speak. I believe he would be displeased if I didn’t say I was strongly pro-Lobo.

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