A comiXologist Recommends:
Kara Szamborki recommends Lobo #1
Sorry, not sorry: this Lobo book is everything I wanted from an ongoing when I first finished reading Justice League 23.2 last year AND MORE. First off, there’s action, because what else are you expecting from a Lobo book? But let’s talk about what’s REALLY important: tantalizing flashbacks and seamless plot setup. So many books try to be complicated right off the bat, but the storytelling in Lobo mirrors the character: You know what you’re signing up for, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be surprises at every turn. The genius of the new Lobo concept is that instead of retconning the Lobo we know and love from the pre-New 52 universe, the twist is that he was lying to us the whole time, the thief of another Czarnian’s identity, one we’re only meeting now—and let me tell you, I’m glad we know more, because holy bastiches this backstory is the last thing I expected.
Let’s be real here: you need to read this book. If you’ve never followed Lobo to the crazy corners of the DCU, this is the perfect time to jump in, and if you’re a long time Lobo fan you’re going to be curious, if only to know more about that flashback and what happened to Czarnia.
If you want more old-school Lobo to tide you over until the next issue, check out Lobo: Portrait of a Bastich or that time he tried to kill Santa Claus or one of his many cameos, from Justice League International to Reign in Hell to the DCU-spanning epic 52. He shows up everywhere and always when you least expect it, because you can’t keep a bad Czarnian down.
Kara Szamborski supervises the International Production Team at comiXology and has started reading the original TMNT comics thanks to the latest movie.
Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #1
written by Tom Taylor
art by Mike S. Miller, Bruno Redondo, & Jonas Trindade
Kara’s Picks of the Week (9/11/13)
- Red Sonja #3 - Our heroine is alone with her thoughts? Sold. Gail Simone is an absolute genius at writing believable voices for her characters, and watching the red headed devil fight her own dark inner voice is going to be amazing.
- My Little Pony: Micro Series - Celestia - Calling all Bronies and Pegasisters! Finally, a book that shows us what Celestia is up to when she’s not reading letters from Twilight Sparkle and friends. Read and learn how to deal with everypony’s snark and drama like a pro princess.
- X-Men Vol. 4 #5 - Never read X-Men? No problem. Jump right in with the all-female mutant team for an issue of time-traveling dilemmas and good old fashioned team drama.
- Justice League 23.2: Featuring Lobo/Lobo #1 - You had me at “Screw You.” Marguerite Bennet made me root for our smokin’ antihero in the first ten words of this New 52 Villains Month book. Is it too soon to beg for an ongoing?
Kara supervises the international production team at comiXology and may or may not be writing sparkly New 52 Lobo fanfiction right now.
Kevin’s Picks of The Week (9/11/2013)
Eternal Warrior #1: Been waiting for this one for a long time. Valiant’s all-new Eternal Warrior makes his debut and it is awesome! With an origin story that spans generations, this is an adventure I am definitely looking forward to more of.
Kings Watch #1: Classic pulp characters reunited to save the world. I don’t know what it is about revamped heroes that gets me every time, but this book has it in spades!
Justice League #23.2: Lobo: The New 52’s Lobo is here at last, and under the watchful pen of Marguerite Bennett he’s taking center stage in a space-farring one-shot that is sure to thrill. A highlight from this week’s Villains Month books - do not miss it.
Indestructible Hulk #13: It’s The Hulk in Camelot, need I say more?
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