Saturday, September 5, 2015

Lobo #10 Review

Written by: Cullen Bunn and Frank Barbiere
Art by: Robson Rocha, Matt Banning, Daniel Henriques, Cam Smith and Blond
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: September 2, 2015

Seeing Red


It's a shame that not more people gave this new Lobo a chance.  Actually, it's a shame that they didn't give these last couple issues a chance because after a rough start, this book has finally found it's footing and adding Sinestro to the mix has only made it better.  The Lobo Annual was hands down my favorite issue this rebooted  Main Man has starred in and I couldn't wait for this issue to continue the story.  There are certain pairings that just make sense in a holy sh** kind of way and this is one of those in my book.  Don't ask what the others are because nobody gets a peek into my book.  So, does the great lead in and awesome pairing equal a must read issue?  Let's find out...




If you were hoping for a crazy start to the Sinestro Rising crossover, your hopes and dreams have come true...unless you are an Indigo Tribe fan.  Sinestro has charged Lobo with taking out Lanterns across the Universe and while we get to see him take on the Indigos including their leader, Indigo-1, it's obvious he's been a busy boy.  He's got a sack full of rings (fingers included) in what can only be the worst Christmas nightmare of every Lantern ever.  He's looking to add Indigo-1's ring to his collection, but she's got other plans.  The battle cranks it to eleven and seriously, if this entire series were half as cool as this scene, this book would be a top seller.  I hope it's not too late because I want more.



After his failed attempt, Lobo goes back to Sinestro to give him the rings he's collected and find out who his next victim is.  While I really thought Sinestro was going to take the Indigo failure a little harder, he seems cool with it.  He doesn't seem to be as pleased to be dealing with Kadra and she points out what everyone in the Universe already knows...don't trust Sinestro.

I'd like to point something else just as obvious, Lobo is slowly reverting back to his 90's look and I love it.  Maybe he just ran out of mousse, but he is really getting back to looking like a kick ass bastich!



If you thought it was cool that Lobo faced the Indigo Lanterns at the beginning of the issue, you might crap your pants when he goes against his next target...the Red Lanterns.  Now this is another match made in hell and it lives up to the promise.  Rankorr faces him and after yelling about rage and all that Red Lantern stuff, Lobo runs him through and takes his ring.  WTF!  I'll give Bunn and Barbiere full credit because this just got real.  All bets are off the table and the issue ends with what is a dream come true for Red Lantern fans.  I can't wait for the next chapter.



I'd say that there is no way you can know how impressed I am by this opening chapter, but I guess you can look at the score below and get the gist.  This issue is what I've been waiting for from this book it's entire run.  This is the Lobo that fans have been screaming for since the reboot and I hope at least some of them are still around to see him.

Robson Rocha's art is stellar as well.  Even with three inkers, this book looks consistently great.  I really can't say enough about it.

Bits and Pieces:

This issue begins the Sinestro Rising story arc and I couldn't have asked for a much better issue.  It's got action, dark humor and even a game changing event thrown in as well.  It's obvious how much I liked this issue and I hope that those looking to get more of the old Lobo feel out of this book at least give this issue a try.

9.3/10
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15 comments:

  1. I love lantern crossovers and this is one of the best yet! I just have one concern... Is the a DC YOU story or do I need to get used to a certain someone not being around anymore???

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    1. i say it sticks...until it doesn't!

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    2. Ha good one! Thanks by the way. Without you guys reviewing EVERY book on the podcast I would have never know about this crossover. No wonder DC is hurting, I guess they don't care about letting lantern fans know about lantern crossovers.

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    3. you and your "reviewing EVERY book on the podcast" nonsense!

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  3. Yes of course the indigos would want Lobo i loved the eating his finger bit just pure 100% bad ass these are some bold moves Munk and Rankorr are a few of the know other lanterns i just expected nameless lantern #2 or something

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    1. yea, it really ups the tension to see that some big Lanterns are dying!

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  4. He looks straight up close to how he looked in Mister Miracle.
    http://41.media.tumblr.com/deb7cc5b60de9fde0261ccdbf2691280/tumblr_inline_nu5q896krt1smopc1_1280.jpg

    I'm so happy with this issue! :D

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  5. A 9.3? Cullen Bunn is butchering the awesomeness of the Red Lanterns. He can't write Rankorr or Bleez if his life depended on it. It is disgusting to any Lantern fan out their and I am glad this book will be cancelled for a better book down the line. He won't explain how Atrocitus and Dex Starr have got a ring. He won't explain why Bleez and Rankorr are working with them. And the biggest question of all why is killing them off. They are the 3rd or 4th most popular Lantern corps and are major players in the lantern universe. They have been M.I.A for a year and this is their big return? Any red lanterns dream come true? You mean their worst nightmare to see them getting murdered by a twilight creation. This is just horrendous, everybody loves the Reds and this is how Cullen treats them. Next it will be Saint Walker, Arkillo, Larfleeze and Atrocitus. Out of character and plot holes and butchering is what this issue was.

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    1. You sound like Eric on our Podcast! I reviewed it as a Lobo book in the new DC You that goes by "Story over continuity". This won't stick in the end IF DC decides to ever bring back the Red Lanterns. The reason Cullen Bunn did it was to get a big reaction and from your comments, he succeeded! I am hoping that he explains why Atrocitis and Dex Starr have rings and why Rankorr and Bleez would ever work with him.

      Btw, Bunn already is hinting that Saint Walker is in big trouble, but again "story over continuity".

      I do think this book will be cancelled soon, but because of the previous issues, not this one. This is by far the best issue of the series so far and I'm sorry you didn't like it.

      Also, I think that what's going on here (with big characters getting killed off) is a hint that DC will be rebooting everything again sometime soon to get everything back in line.

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    2. If Saint Walker and Atrocitus die I will lose it. And I mean go insane they are some of the best characters at DC and apart of the big 5 of the GL universe. Hal, Kyle, Walker, Atrocitus and Sinestro. I can't believe this though, he has no right.

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    3. I know. I really think that nothing in this book will matter going forward. Don't worry, it's all for shock value. How about if Lost Army resets the whole Lantern Universe? Maybe that's what they are up to.

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    4. You nailed it Jim! This issue got me emotional enough to read another issue of Lobo that I don't normally read.

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