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Comic Book Character of the Week : Lobo

#Lobo #DCcomics #CBCW

The character enjoyed a short run as one of DC’s most popular characters throughout the 1990s. This version of Lobo was intended to be an over-the-top parody of the Marvel Comics superhero Wolverine. In issue #41 of Deadpool, a separate Marvel series, Lobo was parodied as “Dirty Wolff”, a large blue-skinned man who drove a demonic motorcycle. He was also parodied in the Image Comics series Bloodwulf and as “Bolo” in the Topps Comics series Satan’s Six.

In a 2006 interview, Keith Giffen said, “I have no idea why Lobo took off… I came up with him as an indictment of the Punisher, Wolverine hero prototype, and somehow he caught on as the high violence poster boy. Go figure.”[1]

Lobo is the favorite DC Comics character of Stan Lee.[2]  - Wiki


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Raised a prince of the royal family of the planet Coluria, Dr. Vril Von Dox always believed he would follow in the footsteps of his father, the evil titanium clad computer tyrant Titaniac. That is until the fateful day he decided to free Coluria from his father’s evil clutches. In order to complete his quest Dox formed the Lawless Extra-GuerillaInterstellar Operatives Network, or L.E.G.I.O.N. But is Dr. Dox truly seeking to free his people, or is L.E.G.I.O.N. just a means of gaining more power than even that of Titaniac? Will Dr. Dox be the Universe’s saviour, or its conqueror?

Many thanks to fellow blogger X-Man75 for suggesting this latest home made Photoshop mash-up in the style of DC and Marvel's Amalgam Comics. Mixing two of comics’ most arrogant characters together was a great idea on X-Man’s part. Also, since Lobo is an associate of Vril Dox, I got to include one of my favourite original bonafide Amalgam characters, Lobo the Duck. 

The original image of Dr Doom is from Secret Wars #10 (1985) by Mike Zeck.  Vril Dox’s face is from R.E.B.E.L.S #12 (2010) and is byGeraldo Borges.

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L.E.G.I.O.N ‘94 - Annual 05

This annual contains only Elseworlds stories and it’s terrific. These are a selected few of the stories/covers in it:

#1 - Two page Batman parody where it’s Stealth rather than a bat that comes crashing through the window.

#2 - Parody cover of the infamous Green Arrow cover. Props for using the one year old kid for this one.

#3 - Parody cover for a Sound of Music retelling.

#4 - A nine page (classic era) Legion of Super-heroes parody with some good old self-parody thrown into the mix. Features a even less graphic version of Dox’s rape/murder.