Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Review: Lobo Vol. 1: Targets

Lobo Vol. 1: Targets Lobo Vol. 1: Targets by Cullen Bunn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a free eARC copy of this graphic novel from the publisher through NetGalley.

Well then. All said, I'm ummm...well. Fragged.

If I had not been a fan of the imposter "old" Lobo, I probably would have enjoyed this more. The writing was pretty good, and the art was as well. The character of Lobo was good, if not totally original. Badass assassin with a code that always completes his contracts and is cold-hearted. The storyline was interesting enough as he plucks his way around trying to find all the targets that he's been hired to kill.

But then again, I used to read Lobo. The Main Man was a complete Bastich, and didn't care who got in his way. He was completely psychotic, riding his space-chopper around and fraggin' anyone that got in his way. Always with a clever line of pure badassery. He looked like a mix up of King Diamond, Sons of Anarchy, and the Insane Clown Posse, and you did not want to get in his way. The dude even messed up Superman at least once.

So now we find out that wasn't the "real" Lobo, and that he was dispatched by this new pretty boy with angst? Pffft. Whatever.

I liked this story as it was written and drawn. But it could have been so much more with the original writers and the actual Lobo in the lead role.

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