Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lobo #3 Review

Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Reilly Brown and Alisson Borges
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

You've Gotta Fight...

I don't know what to make of this book yet.  I was never a big Lobo fan in the 90's, so the character change didn't piss me off like it did with some.  In fact, I'll go on record as saying I like this new look Lobo.  What I haven't liked, however, has been the generic storyline and the feeling that this book doesn't know what it wants to do with it's lead character.  Lobo goes from badass loner to over reliance on his new team sometimes on the same page.  Unfortunately, we get more of the same this month as Lobo and the gang fight a phase-shifter with a generic look and a crazy ass plan for world destruction.

The issue opens with another small glimpse at Lobo's past.  These parts have been my favorite part of the book as we get hints at what happened to make him what he is today.  I wish we got more, but unfortunately, the rest of the issue is one big fight.  Listen, I'm not against a huge, issue spanning battle royal, but this one is just boring.  Cullen Bunn goes back and forth between Lobo fighting and wise cracking and his new team.  Everything is just so forgettable.  I know that we haven't got a lot of the team yet, but I don't like them and I don't think I ever will.

I wish I could say more about this issue, but nothing really major happens.  Lobo fights, Lobo cracks wise, Lobo's team figures things out, Lobo and the team stop another bounty hunter, setup next month's bounty hunter.  Rinse and repeat.  I am already worried about this book and next month we head off to Metropolis which I hope isn't as forced as it already feels.

I have enjoyed Reilly Bown's art on the book and this month is pretty good.  It is all action and Brown does a good job making everything flow.

Bits and Pieces:

This may be my shortest review yet, but nothing much happens.  This first arc of Lobo has devolved into the villain of the month and I just don't have much to say except it's been disappointing.  I like the art of Reilly Brown, but I hope the story gets better quickly.  Cullen Bunn is capable of so much more than this book is showing.


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