Lobo is getting a redesign for Villains Month in the New52. The new design, by artist Kenneth Rocafort, was revealed on DC’s “What’s New in the New 52?” column on their blog. We’ve got the new look after the jump, as well as a few alternates to see where Lobo could have gone.
Or – “A Pioneer In More Ways Than One…”
It wasn’t all that long ago that I got in the middle one of those silly fanboy arguments that we all have now and again, this one about the first comic book to star an African-American hero. One friend said ‘Luke Cage – Hero For Hire,’ while another thought that John Stewart as Green Lantern might count, as a third questioned the possible bona fides of The Falcon. Me, I did what I always do, sat back and waited for them to ask if *I* knew. Soon enough, they did, allowing me to sit back and drop a little knowledge…
Your Major Spoilers (retro) review awaits!
As Starro, the Star Conqueror has overrun the planet Rann, and the forces of the now Starro controlled Vril Dox are being picked off one by one, the series comes to a close. Does this long strange ride end with a bang? Or a whimper?
Lobo’s back and that means it’s time to showcase some of his old adventures. But why did DC choose to collect a rather sorry group of relatively recent, unrelated stories? If the Main Man doesn’t get some answers soon, he’s going to stab Superman with a hook.
With the success of Sherlock Holmes, it comes as no surprise that Guy Ritchie is no longer attached to the Warner Bros. adaptation of the Lobo character.
In an interview with the LA Times, Joel Silver also said the decision was not a surprise:
“I don’t think he’s going to do it now,” Silver said of Ritchie directing “Lobo.” “The studio wants us and Guy to focus on making another ‘Sherlock Holmes.’ So I think we’re going to be doing that. But we’re seeing what happens with this. Everybody is analyzing everything. It’s all kind of happening right nowÂ as we talk. ‘Sherlock’ is sitting at just about $400 million in worldwide gross and showing itself to be pretty effective and pretty strong. So we’re trying to see if we can do something quickly with another ‘Sherlock Holmes’ movie. We have some ideas and some good story points.”
We at Major Spoilers are big fans of Clancy Brown, so the rumor going around that Brown may be playing Lobo in the upcoming Guy Ritchie film, has us a bit excited.Â Except… well… Brown isn’t the youngest chickadee on the block anymore, and while he is still imposing, and a great actor with a killer voice, he’s just not a cut as he was back when he was chopping heads off in The Highlander.
So what is H’wood to do?Â While the news that Brown is involved in the Lobo flick is just a rumor, wouldn’t it be interesting to see Lobo brought to life as a fully CG character interacting with the rest of the bastiches in the film. Or maybe the studio will just slap a big plastic chest on him and convince the world it’s real.
I really never expected Lobo to be made into a movie before The Flash or Wonder Woman, but apparently that’s what the execs at Warner Bros. think is going to sell to the kids these days.Â To sweeten the deal, the studio has even signed Snatch director Guy Ritchie to helm the DC Comics adaptation.
Lobo was meant to serve as a parody of violent heroes such as Wolverine and the Punisher, with his stories featuring a nihilistic streak tinged with dark comedy and excessive violence.
No word on release date, cast members and the like.Â Some of you may remember a now defunct Virgin Comics which had also signed Ritchie up to direct the movie adaptation of The Gamekeeper, and we see where that is in development.
We haven’t had a DC Sneak Peek in a while, so why not look way down the road to August, when the company releases Batman/Lobo: Deadly Serious #1. The two issue mini is written and illustrated by Sam Kieth, so if you aren’t a fan of his work, you might just want to move along. On the other hand, if you are a Batman fan, you are in a real quandary – go for the issue, or turn your back on the bat.
Time to wrap up all the loose ends
Trips across the country to attend conventions, moving to new digs, trips to the hospital, and the rush to get caught back up with Major Spoilers pale in comparison to the traveling around the universe, trips through time and the rush to try and wrap up 52 in a neat and tidy package. This week my 52 review returns just in the nick of time.
The Great Stygian Passover Comes
What the heck is the great Stygian Passover we’ve been hearing about for the last 30 weeks, and how could it destroy an entire sector in space? We learn the grisly details, and get a major clue into the identity of Supernova.
Week 20 is about adventures in space, an appearance by Supernova, and Lex Luthor has the cure. Spoilerific report ahead and we even get to answer one of my wild speculations from last week.