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DC Comics Have Turned Lobo Into A Male Model

So, you know how we often criticize the way female comic book characters are overly sexualized? And how some at DC were altered specifically (and drastically) for the New 52 reboot? Well it looks like it’s finally happened to one of their male characters. Ladies and gentlemen, this is your new Lobo. Hit the jump to see the full look and see a comparison with the old version. 

It’s not a bad design from Kenneth Rocafort by any means, but it certainly isn’t this:

They went through a few styles before settling on this one (see them all on the DC Source Blog). The new Lobo will be explored by Marguerite Bennett (who we recently interviewed) in Justice League #23.2: Lobo.

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  • Kayla Rose

    Personally, I’d be much more interested in reading about new!Lobo than old!Lobo.

  • Anonymous

    I think they are trying to fix the “all DC women have the same body shape” problem by giving all the DC men the same body shape.

  • Azaroth D Kaosgoblin

    Lobo is rude, crude and lewd. Hes not pretty, he isnt ever supposed to be, his design is that of a hardcore space biker, and anyone who forgets that was never a fan of Lobo. For shame DC, you designed out the visual elements that defined the last Czarnian.

  • Seth Brodbeck

    “See now it really *is* equivalent and no one will be able to complain any more.” –Said someone who just doesn’t get it.

  • Jack Creed

    Emo Lobo??

  • Mars

    I have zero interest in Lobo as a character, but I’m so torn on this. On the one hand, it’s a cool character design. On the other hand, it’s not Lobo.

    I could complain all day about the new 52 but I’m tired, and I’ve stopped buying anything from DC’s current line, so whatever. They lost me with the totally gross way they handled Damian’s death.

  • katamanda

    They could have at least kept the dreadlocks. Otherwise I don’t really mind it.

  • Adrian


    He looks like a cool dude… who isn’t Lobo.

  • Jon E. Christianson

    Admittedly, when I first saw this redesign, my first thought was “Hm, refreshing to see a character not given the same ‘hyper-masculine male fantasy’ body build that so many male characters have.” But I also have no attachment to Lobo whatsoever.

    Food for thought question: Are there male characters in the superhero universes that commenters here wouldn’t mind being given this type redesign? I totally understand people being frustrated because that it’s a betrayal of Lobo’s character.

  • Anonymous

    And people are upset with BatFlleck! this is 100% worse (though I am 100% for Batflleck)

  • Adrian

    He looks like he went from an American-made, Gears of War “gun bros” style FPS to a Final Fantasy-style MMO.

  • Daleks Attacking Indianapolis

    He looked more manly when he was turned into a woman…

  • Charlie

    What on God’s green earth have they done to him xD

  • Thomas Hayes

    My thoughts exactly. He’s only a belt or two away from a Tetsuya Nomura design.

  • Anonymous

    So what is the point of Lobo now? He was a satire of the times; a hyper-masculine, extra-badass, bulging, violent, lewd space-Wolverine. Are they playing it straight now? Or is this also a satire? A pretty, buckle-with-no-belt, lots-o-seams, sleeveless, popper-collar, serious-faced, blue-toned space bro?

  • Philip Lopez

    If this ends up being a satire of the lean, asexual and therefore incredibly desirable “hero” found in so many stories these days I’m kind of for it.

  • Jon E. Christianson

    I can totally understand disagreeing with the new design because it conflicts with his character, but this comment is making fun of guys who do put product in their hair, get their nails buffed, and like stereotypically less masculine things.

  • Anonymous

    I’d be interested in reading something like that. I suspect that’s too self-aware for DC right now, but this design makes it so hard to tell. He’s got a popped-collar for god’s sake, why is it hard to tell if that’s supposed to be funny or not?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think Oldbo was more unattractive than, say, Wolverine. He’s just a raging asshole and kinda stupid (in my very limited knowledge of the character).

  • Jon E. Christianson

    I’d sorta agree, but very few DC men are drawn with this body shape. It’s still hyper-masculine macho dream that dominates the page.

  • brainwise

    Lobo is a parody, right? So a redesign of Lobo is some new form of satire, right?

  • Adrian

    Original Lobo WOULD have mocked the “metrodude” look. Thing is, I’m just not sure anymore if Lobo was truly meant to be hyper-masculine or if the hyper-masculine aspect was just a shallow product of its time. Like… in this world or a better one, would we still want Lobo to be anything nicer other than a crude, offensive thug? Judge Dredd is a total fascist which is an undeniably terrible thing… I wouldn’t change him, though.

    Despite my unsurety about his look change, I’m actually interested in reading his new comic now.

  • Jon E. Christianson

    And I totally get that Lobo was meant to be satire. I’m just saying that this new!Lobo body shape/drawing isn’t at all common.

  • Anonymous

    He’s deeeeefinitely satirizing the New-52 stuff, as well as what looks to me to be Twilight.

  • Anonymous

    I shall call him LoBro. That is all.

  • Anonymous

    Silver Surfer? The Human Torch? Anything dex-based or airbound makes more sense lighter and sleeker than bulky.

    Aquaman might be more streamlined this way, but if we’re really going to look at aquatic adaptation of the mammalian form, we’re going to end up with AquaManatee, and no one wants that.

    *pictures AquaManatee watching sports while kicked back in his Aqualounger with a beer in one stubby hand, the other absently scratching his blubbery navel*

  • Trevor Edwards

    “It’s not a bad design from Kenneth Rocafort by any means…”

    No, but it is a bad design by Rocafort. I don’t know why people like his work, I find it hard to look at. DC needs to kick most of their “major talent” *COUGH*trash talent*COUGH* to the curb and bring in new people. Everything they keep doing just gets worse and worse.

  • Dana Marie Vittum

    Yeah, sorry, old Lobo is hotter. And I have no clue who he is.

  • Anonymous

    So, basically they took one of the more visible non-standard male characters, who wore practical clothing, and made him another svelte hero in spandex. Thank you, DC for shrinking the pool of characters that larger people can cosplay without being ridiculed. Thank you, DC, for taking another step towards encouraging the idea that only one acceptable body type for each sex exists.

  • Craig Forshaw

    And by making Etta Candy and Amanda Waller skinny…?

  • Anonymous

    Oh thank GOD! I was worried that there weren’t going to be ANY trim, pretty male superheroes with swimmer’s builds!

  • Craig Oxbrow

    Abe? Abe Sapien? Why are you pretending to be Lobo?

  • Laura Dubin

    I think it’s pretty badass, actually.

  • Adron Buske

    In a few years, will we look back on these hyper-stylized Final Fantasy-esque designs as our new “Liefeld pouches”? DC seems to have gone for a more-stuff-the-better approach with New 52 costumes. Their need to streamline every character down to a similar body-type, the sexified Jim Lee ideals, is bothersome. (My nerdrage still boils over Amanda Waller.) It’s feeling like the 90s all over again, plus large doses of video game and anime influence, minus the huge consumer dollars being spent on comics.

    I was a fan of 80s/90s Lobo. He was built for satire, was darkly funny and absurdist, and provided an interesting counterpoint to the clean, costumed DC hero. His grungy biker look and sheer size served a purpose – to be the most off-putting, intimidating guy in the room. This new aqua-handsome look could be cool for a new character. Feels like a stunt to make him Lobo. They’ve yet to make me want to buy anything in the New 52. This doesn’t help.

  • Laura Truxillo

    I…what…? No. No, stop that. Stop that right now.

    Okay, yes, that is pretty. Even sexy. But there are lots of pretty and sexy things in DC comics. We don’t need to do it to the Main Man.

    Lobo’s come down with Nomura Syndrome and I, for one, want his first storyarc to be him stomping across realities to find those responsible and pummeling them until he is restored to his disgusting macho glory. (A la MGDMT:

  • Samantha

    On one hand, I like the design and DO find it attractive. On the other hand, this character is absolutely unrecognizable as Lobo, and in a way that doesn’t really justify the reboot. I have no faith in DC’s ability to be self-aware, so this probably isn’t satire taken in a new direction, either. Is this supposed to be a bone thrown at the ladies to shut us up? Why not just create a new character? This is why we can’t have nice things!

  • Laura Truxillo

    Yeah, I had the same reaction. Like: Head-tilt “Oh my, THAT’S appealing…” followed by: “But…but hilarious thug-Lobo?”

    Any reason Marvel’s off your list, or just uninterested?

  • Scott Gladstein

    That makes me sad

  • CommentsSectionsAreDumb

    There is nothing Main about this man.

  • Chris Brocco

    Why mess up a good thing? DC must be smoking some strong stuff these days

  • Jay Nucka

    Ugh, I bet he sparkles in the sun too /brainswall

  • Cy

    Who wants to tell DC that it is called April Fools, not August Fools?

  • Angry And Yellow

    1. Is it just me or does he look like a prettier version of Marvel’s Apocalypse? I mean with the skin coloring and the color and placement of the tattoos…
    2. I think that the design is cool enough, but it doesn’t fit the character of Lobo that I’m familiar with. I think of the Lobo in the Justice League cartoon that kept tossing cars on top of Kalibak until he said “uncle”, while smoking a cigar. This guy doesn’t look like a bounty hunter/brawler for hire that seems to more interested in the fun of the fight than the money he’s paid.

  • Eisen

    Okay, the new look is mainstream.
    And okay, it doesn’t look near the old Lobo.

    But what I find really disturbing are the many comments here that say the new look is bad because he don’t look like a brawler, a biker, a rude macho guy etc. – shouldnt especially readers of Mary Sue be aware of cliches and consider that even a guy that looks very metro could be such a character?

    If anyone had written “this girl didn’t look like it could kick ass” the outcry would be huge, but if it’s a male character, he can’t be gritty and rude if he looks like this?

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t make that connection until you pointed it out. :O

  • Anonymous him HoBo— and not because he’s

  • Anonymous

    Hey! It’s Lobo’s dorky kid brother! I don’t disapprove of dorky kid brothers, being one myself, but damn. Sure ain’t lobo.

  • Anonymous

    Eh, he’s hot enough. Put that with his cocky attitude….

  • Jeff Sugaski

    the differnce is Lobo’s character IS the over the top biker macho brawler with no fucks to give and that is what makes the character great there is nothing over the top about the new charater design its boring the old design i could pick out off a crowd of thousands the new one could be from any were

  • Jill Pantozzi

    The problem is this is the “real” Lobo now.

  • Crimson Mask

    Looks like a lot of the stuff that comes out of Top Cow the last decade or so. Both Marvel and DC have been sexifying all their designs for over two decades. Lobo stood out by contrast. Superhero comics have turned into the land of the posing, preening, pretty people.

  • Minyassa

    Disgusting. The real Lobo is the original, and I am going to believe that he turned this prettyboy inside out and stuffed him up his own wazoo. It will be an easy belief to maintain as I am never reading another DC comic for the rest of my life. They had already pissed me off with the sexist crap and now this…I’m done with them.

  • AkumaPhyre

    Lobo would eat the new “Lobro” for breakfast.

  • Randall Ornot

    It isn’t because they over sexualized him, in fact they took his masculinity away..It’s because Lobo is vile, brutish and vulgar not a cast member from twilight..

  • Eoraptor

    love how they’re trying to play him off as “the real lobo, interesting new story” when it’s all a smoke screen for “look at our sexy new lobo, buy our books please!”

    this guy isn’t lobo, this guy is the fruit who tends bar where lobo gets a drink before smashing up the place. (yes, its really that rough when this guy is the fop)

  • Glitchy

    Harley, Waller, now Lobo… Talk about missing the point.

    THIS is Lobo:

  • steeldragon

    From Rob Zombie to Jared Leto… xtreme makeover DC style!

  • Abel Undercity

    I find this more than a little hilarious, given that Lobo has been the DudeBro Demiurge for so long…

  • Vince Yim

    The “original” Lobo had him in orange and purple spandex before his subsequent revision as a tough biker-type, but I hear what you’re saying. But on the other hand, he’s pretty much one of the embodiments of the many low points of comics in the 1990s. Reread them now and they really don’t hold up at all.

  • Mark Brown

    Waitaminnit, that’s not Lobo; they’re bringing Slobo back!!!

  • Mark Wyman

    Do Not Like.

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    Admittedly, when I first saw this redesign, my first thought was “Hm, refreshing to see a character not given the same ‘hyper-masculine male fantasy’ body build that so many male characters have.” But I also have no attachment to Lobo whatsoever.

  • Pamela

    He looks like he just fell out of a Michael Turner comic in the late 90s.

  • Mack King

    No sir. i dont like it!

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    Aww, here I was hoping they were going to ditch Lobo with the last universe

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to read a comic about this guy! Just with a different name. No need to appropriate an already-established character in order to give those so inclined something to ogle.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Anyone else starting to get the same vibe from this garbage as with the 90′s Marvel/Wildstorm/Liefeld redesigns and the 2000′s leather X-Men?

  • Anonymous

    Once a month, I get reminded why I’m glad to be ignoring the New 52…

  • sepharih

    Gotta say my initial reaction to the design was a gigantic *NOPE*…but when you put it in that context I have to admit it makes a lot of sense and it actually sounds kind of intriguing.
    Kind of hard to tell if the design is supposed to be ironic, but I’ll give it a shot if that’s the point.

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  • KryptoBunny

    I really really wish I could believe that DC was doing something this fun and smart.

  • Gary Keyes

    I don’t what’s going on in the New 52 universe–but if Waller is skinny that’s not too bad. As long as her body type is realistic; I hated her look in books and animation. The most powerful Black Woman in the DCU and she’s drawn or animated like my high school football coach!

  • Gary Keyes

    Interesting. It’d be fascinating if these two Lobo’s fight and destroy half of Metropolis!

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  • Carmen Sandiego

    It sure is…just not for Lobo.

  • Carmen Sandiego

    Teenage girls are not a hive mind. #themoreyouknow

  • Carmen Sandiego

    I don’t think that’s the issue here. Some find this design hot, some don’t but the issue is that it’s not Lobo.

  • Anonymous

    As a long time comic book reader and avowed Lobo fan girl my reaction is as follows:

    Then he’ll do something unspeakable with the cloned emo-version you are peddling. It will involve booths, blood and blunt objects.

  • Anonymous

    You’d think that comic creators would have learned by now that there’s more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.

  • Anonymous

    Ha ha HA! If there is any logic in this story emo-Lobo will be a blip in the cosmos!

  • Captain Temerity

    “a major surprise – one we’ve had planned for a while. ”

    If there is one line from nearly every New 52 article that I have absolutely no belief in, it’s this. There is absolutely zero evidence that DC has had a plan for anything since the reboot-that-they-lied-and-called-a-relaunch.

    I’m not a Lobo fan in the least, but… c’mon.

  • Tomb Svalborg

    This is just clever marketing. This guy will be killed by the original.

  • Eisen

    I never said the new design is awesome and the old design is awful. I read Lobo myself and I liked the character even if the macho-brawler-sexist-thing bored me after a time.

    I just don’t get the comments that say “because he looks like this, he can’t be a macho/biker character” – that’s all. Isn’t it the same with people that say “She can’t be a badass character because she is a girl” or “he can’t be a hero because he is gay”?

    Some people deny this character to be a rude biker, because he does not look like the rude biker cliche. And I find that awful.

  • Anonymous

    “I’m sorry, but the old LOBO was never a true killer among killers. He was just a nut case that thought he was a killer.”

    Erm, the old LOBO wiped out his entire species *for fun.* I’d say that puts you in the Killer Among Killers demographic.

  • Eisen

    Sure, this character redesign has to be made by a “confused” 13 year old boy. A real straight man, confident about his sexuality would never, ever do this.

  • Eisen

    Don’t like the new design either but…

    “They took his masculinity away”? Geez, I hope for you you have a bodybuilders statue, Dreads and ride a harley, otherwise you’re clearly not masculin enough. Or masculine at all.

  • SmilingAhab

    Quit making it all sparkle”
    You win a gold star for that one.

  • Anonymous


  • Ross Van Loan

    Legolas Lobo will be right at home in the New 52. Perhaps he’ll race off into the Cosmos with Starfire straddling his BMW spacecycle.

  • Victoria McNally

    Hawkeye wouldn’t be too hard to get into on the Marvel Front — all you really need is a basic knowledge (maybe even from the MCU) and the two trade paperbacks. I highly recommend it.

  • Zedith Starr

    I like the character design, but he looks nothing like the original version of the character. I’m not familiar with Lobo, but I can see why his fans are pissed. They should have saved this design for a new character.

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  • Jill Pantozzi

    Why disappointed? The DC Source blog says this is the new, and “real” Lobo. He’ll be in this Justice League issue but that doesn’t mean it’s out of continuity or that he won’t show up elsewhere. What leads you to believe this isn’t the permanent look from the information at the source?

  • Anonymous

    I prefer the original design with the purple afro. This is hideous.

  • Anonymous

    he looks like a wildstorm leftover, some forgettable character from a short lived 90s image comic.

  • Anonymous

    I think they just took his character away.

  • Anonymous

    Wasn’t Old Lobo a parody of the 90′s antihero thing?

  • frodobatmanvader

    Oh. My. God. It’s like taking the noble vampire and making him sparkle… all over again. THEY’VE TAMPERED WITH MY MAIN MAN!!!!!

  • frodobatmanvader

    I know, right? It’s like while everyone else learned something from the Dork… I mean, DARK Age of Comics, DC feels content to repeat the same mistakes over, and over, and over…

  • frodobatmanvader

    O.O A DC Universe without Lobo is… just… much less interesting!

  • frodobatmanvader

    An absolutely SHAMELESS parody!! :D Vince should go back and reread Lobo’s Back, where Lobo dies. And goes to heaven. :D

    It’s as predictably insane as it sounds!

  • frodobatmanvader

    That was his appeal. Find the worst, most inappropriate setting, drop him in and let the good times roll!

  • Jill Pantozzi

    It wasn’t a “gimmick,” I believe what DC means by their post is that this IS a redesign, and, as they stated, the “real” Lobo. They’re saying the Lobo that has been seen in the New 52 is NOT the original character we’re used to, it just looks like him. What part of their post makes you think this new look is just an obstacle?

  • Laura Truxillo

    The what-now?

  • SmilingAhab

    Then you missed Marvel’s Dark Age in the late 80s. These guys were everywhere. The biggest thing is that the second picture more accurately reflects Lobo’s personality than the first – he just looks like a BTK murderer-in-a-suit kind of guy.

  • SmilingAhab

    You really can tell that Asian design has taken over the comic book industry. He’d better still be the hellbilly biker asshole he always was, or I will shed a single manly tear.

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    Im just not a fan ^^; When it came to DC’s more obscure characters, the ones that had more interest in were the loopier ones like Ambush Bug, Carpenter or even the Obsidian/Jade duo.

    Lobo I just find…obnoxious with the worst qualities of Deadpool and Deathstroke, though that is just a personal opinion.

    That said, I would not be at all surprised if people were misunderstanding this announcement and the truth turns out to be something much crazier.
    Like….Lobo maintaining all of his pre-flashpoint memories but due to the time travel reboot he ends up in entirly different setting with a different history, name and even appearance, with the new flashpoint universe having a totally different guy playing up the lobo routine.

  • frodobatmanvader

    Hey, that’s fine if he ain’t your swig of ale, just please don’t wish for those of us who do like him to be deprived :)

    Though, I must say, as one who’s not a fan of Lobo, you seem to have an excellent grasp on what kind of stories Lobo works best in :D

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    Im of the opinion that someone needs to examine and properly understand something before they can be sure they dislike it. So while I am not a fan of Lobo and personally dislike him, its not hard to see what aspects of the character appeals to people.

    Well however it ends up working out, I hope you fans of the character enjoy it. Though this bit of info from the wiki raises some questions to me.

    “Lobo made his New 52 debut in Deathstroke #9 written by Rob Liefeld. Deathstroke is hired to take out Lobo, whose origin has been retconned; he is now a proud Czarnian slaver who killed the rest of his race except for his beloved Princess Sheba. This version of Lobo met with strong criticism from the fans, both for character’s appearance and its revamped origin.

    Lobo will appear as a villain in Jim Starlin’s Stormwatch run.[11]”

    Which I take to mean that the real lobo will come up to take out this guy. Whose apparently been around for at least a year now.

  • Guest

    like it! Much more modern, and seems to have a lot more character depth
    … As apposed to the very one-dimensional 1990′s, where everything was
    just going for “EXTREME! TO THE MAX!!”.. LoL!

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    Personally the line from nearly every new 52 article that I have trouble with is

    “Were making X scary again~”
    As if ‘X’ was ever scary in the first place.

  • Jill Pantozzi

    I’m not asking you to debate, I’m asking you to tell me what, from DC’s post, leads you to believe this Lobo is not the real Lobo.

    We didn’t twist anything. Real Lobo is what DC said, real Lobo is what we wrote about.

  • MattNat

    This was drawn by a good friend of mine, and sums up my thoughts on the subject:

  • Anonymous

    Does it even matter what we think?

  • Erin Treat

    You should at least support Batwoman. It’s the one exception to DC’s current suckage. It’s cast is almost entire made up of strong women. The art is incredible and the story is deep and layered.

    Everyone who complains about how bad DC’s other titles are should support Batwoman to show them what we DO want. I live in constant fear that if it doesn’t sell well enough they’ll start ruining it too.

  • I.e. Comics

    I’m going to put this to rest NOW… About the redesign of LOBO… It’s not that bad… Here’s how he looked in first appearance and for quite some time after. The people that think the new LOBO doesn’t look tough, should be super happy he’s not going back to his original costume!,r:0,s:0,i:81&iact=rc&page=1&tbnh=159&tbnw=318&start=0&ndsp=23&tx=154&ty=73

  • I.e. Comics

    I’m going to put this to rest NOW… About the redesign of LOBO… It’s not that bad… Here’s how he looked in first appearance and for quite some time after. The people that think the new LOBO doesn’t look tough, should be super happy he’s not going back to his original costume!,r:0,s:0,i:81&iact=rc&page=1&tbnh=159&tbnw=318&start=0&ndsp=23&tx=154&ty=73

  • PadThai2

    That was the point. Making Waller look like a generic comic book woman makes her like everyone else. She is a boss and should look dominant. If I were a supervillain and I saw her I would just laugh.

  • PadThai2

    Making Lobo serious is like making Looney Tunes serious. It just doesn’t work. Unless if you like Loonatics…

  • Rebekah M. Jones

    The problem is that I have zero interest in the Gotham mythos. I like Wonder Woman and Superman and etc, the Batpeeps never interested me at all.

    And though I do appreciate what the author is doing, I would still feel uncomfortable having my money supporting a company with only one or two bright spots in a ocean of suck.

  • gomas

    what are you talking about!? legion lobo and even omega men lobo are way more badass than this pathetic, faggy-emo lobo…in fact legion/JLA Lobo will always be my personal favorite

  • Dashiell A.T., esq.

    Lobo isn’t lauded by his dedicated fanbase in the original incarnation, though. He was basically completely remade into a new character with a very distinct personality and look without ever really pretending to be something else when he became the “90s parody of Wolverine” version.

    If they are gonna try and change him that drastically AGAIN and make it the same character well… why even f-ing bother. Just leave him in the filing cabinet and make up some other dumb anime-esque dude. There were other designs that were a lot more reminiscent of him. There’s so many other ways they could have rehauled him for a new generation without losing so much of what made him what he’s been for the past couple decades-ish.


    Honestly if it were ANY other character they botched I would have been eh. I’ve long since forgiven them for all the dumb shit they’ve ever done to say, Hal Jordan.

    But this? This is too far. Ugh.

  • Erin Treat

    Certianly your business but it seems to me that if you were only buying one title the impact would be greater for that title than for DC. Also if you give Batwoman a shot, you might really like it. Start with Elegy. It’s the miniseries where Greg Rucka and JHW III first made her the amazing character she is today.

  • Dylan Shaw

    The whole point of Lobo was is completely detestable, over-the-top image. Everyone hated him, man, woman, or other, and HE DIDN’T CARE.

    He was a walking parody, and he was awesome. RIP to the Main Man,

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I mis-presented my issue with the design (because Heroes of Cosplay pissed me off this week). It’s not really about the cosplay part, DC is shrinking the variety of body types for both sexes, soon the only differences between characters, at least “heroic” characters, will be the size of boobs/crotch bulge. While it does affect cosplay (because it will affect public recognition of the older character), that’s not the big deal, the big deal is in presentation of body types.

  • Eisen

    You really didn’t get the point.

  • Eisen

    You can’t take “just his character” away with only his looks changed.

    I don’t say I like the new design, but this mindset is because so many humans suck. “Oh he doesn’t LOOK like it, so he can’t BE it.” this is a huge problem in our society.

    You’re not tough because you look like it. You’re tough because you don’t care what other people say if you bind your chesthair with pink bows.

  • Robert E. Waring

    DC’s new take on Lobo makes him look like an Interstellar metro-sexual instead of a bad ass bounty hunter.

  • Erin Treat

    Again, I’m not talking about a group I’m talking about Batwoman. I’m talking about supporting one amazing book that gets so many things right. Marvel, DC, whoever, no mainstream publisher puts out a more feminst, queer, iconoclastic book right now (I’m not talking about smaller and self published works). I think it’s massively important to support a book that does so many things right.

    Night Vale is fun btw. Not sure what it has to do with this.

  • Anonymous

    For referencing that hilarious arc of Manly Men Doing Manly Things, I applaud you! :D

  • Anonymous

    Let’s ask an expert!

    Nope, doesn’t look like it.

  • Anonymous

    The argument that this Lobo could be used to tell a new kind of subversive stories is a compelling one, actually. I do hope they go that route.

  • Anonymous

    Why not do both—he can turn from one to the other like Bruce Banner and the Hulk.

    (For bonus subversion points and/or character development prodding, Lobo could turn from his supermuscled and uncouth self into a refined, graceful and elegant pretty boy when he gets angry. Hulk in reverse.)

  • FeRD

    So Lobo’s gone from KISS reject to One Direction reject?

    Seems legit.

  • Bodeanicus

    There is no justice. The Main Man is now The Metro Man. What a disgrace.

  • Bodeanicus

    DC just needs to put Lobo in his own Vertigo comic, or whatever their adult line is called now. Lobo is for outrageous satire and parody, not The Teen F**kin’ Titans.