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The new LOBO is dumb. Long live the old LOBO (and Danny Trejo)

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You know what I hate about comic culture? There is this assumption that you are either a DC or Marvel fan.

This often puts me in a tough spot, since I really don’t care for Marvel. I just don’t. There isn’t a single Marvel character I could be arsed to explore. In contrast, there are actually DC characters I have a passing interest in. Three, to be exact: Batman, The Joker and Lobo.

Does that make me a DC fan? Nope. I own more Judge Dredd books that those three combined. But if you really had to corner me, really make me swear allegiance to DC, it will be because of Lobo.


But not – and I must impress this point – NOT the new Lobo. Seriously, f*** the new Lobo. I only recently discovered his existence (since part of not caring about DC comics is not reading DC comics, unless it’s Vertigo). What a bland, terrible creation. It has nothing in common with the unhinged, Lemmy Kilmister-looking bastich that makes The Punisher look like a soccer mom.

(Er, slight retraction: I do care about ONE Marvel character…)

Well, if DC wants Lobo to head to the big screen, they might have to abort the new boy-band-looking design. Word has it that Danny Trejo has put in a bid for playing Lobo via social media, which is just about as typecast as you can hope for. Trejo IS Lobo, as demonstrated by his Son of Lobo movies aka Machete.

The closest actor next to Trejo is Jason Momoa, but he’s already Aquaman. Then again, maybe he can be Lobo pretending to be Aquaman.

None of this is official: DC has not indicated it will introduce Lobo to its movie universe, preferably by spoiling it in a trailer. But time is ticking: Trejo is not young at all any more. But he still has enough in him to bring Lobo to life.

Just in case you don’t know who the Main Man is…

Last Updated: January 21, 2016


  1. That pretty boy thing is Lobo????


    • James Francis

      January 21, 2016 at 14:51

      Not only that, he’s apparently the REAL Lobo and killed the old Lobo in his first comic.


      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        January 21, 2016 at 15:07

        I read a few of the new Lobo, and promptly chucked them into the magazine basket next to the toilet (alongside she Thor). Whoever came up with new Lobo needs to be drawn and quartered.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        January 21, 2016 at 15:12

        Clearly a massive heart attack brought about by intense shame.


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    January 21, 2016 at 14:01

    Is he… is he… holding a glass of wine? I just… what? NO.

    Funnily enough many of the comic book characters I think are the coolest aren’t the standard Marvel or DC characters either. Very first comic book I ever got (as an Xmas pressie) was a 2000AD annual – so Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Slaine & Strontonium Dog have a special place.


    • James Francis

      January 21, 2016 at 14:50

      The first 2000AD comic that turned my head was Rogue Trooper. It’s a pity he’s not gained a massive fan base.


    • Kervyn Cloete

      January 21, 2016 at 19:46

      I loved the hell out of Rogue Trooper. Was also a huge ABC Warriors fan.


    • Andre116

      January 22, 2016 at 13:10

      First 2000AD set I collected had a story in called Glimmer Rats, which I quite enjoyed.


  3. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    January 21, 2016 at 15:04

    Danny Trejo is Lobo!!


  4. Reidroc

    January 21, 2016 at 17:47

    I remember reading about the new Lobo a few years ago. This was the article


    • James Francis

      January 22, 2016 at 09:27

      Funny how none of them take responsibility for the new design, even swearing it’s not the new design – then it is.


  5. VampyreSquirrel

    January 22, 2016 at 10:15

    I saw “New” Lobo when it was released… I’ll take old Lobo and Lobo the Duck over the “real” Lobo any day.


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