Lobo #2
(October 1966)

Dell, 1965 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1966-05-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [rectangle]
Editing
Don Arneson

Issue Notes

Lobo was the first black character to have his own comic book. Like the Lone Ranger he is wealthy but instead of silver bullets he leaves behind gold coins with the imprint of a wolf and an L. Like Zorro and The Phantom he leaves behind his mark impressing his gold coin emblem on the forehead of criminals. On-sale date from 1966 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

The Impossible Duel! (Table of Contents)

Lobo / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Arneson ?
Pencils
Bill Fraccio
Inks
Tony Tallarico
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda; typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lobo vs the "King"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The King of the West (Table of Contents: 2)

Lobo / comic story / 31.5 pages (report information)

Script
Don Arneson; Tony Tallarico ? (plot); (see notes)
Pencils
Bill Fraccio
Inks
Tony Tallarico
Colors
?
Letters
Tony Tallarico ?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Lobo has been wrongly accused of a crime he did not commit. The self proclaimed "King of the West" won't stop until he has run every two-bit rancher off the range. The King leaves behind fake Lobo coins at crimes to frame Lobo. Of course Lobo eventually defeats the king.

Indexer Notes

There is a dispute over the creation of Lobo. Tony Tallarico stated that he created and character and plotted the story. D. J. Arenson claims he created, plotted and wrote the strip. Interviews with both men can be read here:

http://jamiecoville.com/blog/blog/2016/08/17/lobo-creators-interview-dj-ar…


Story divided into parts: The King of the West (10 pp.), The Posse (10 pp.), Showdown (11.5 pp.).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Impossible Duel!
    Lobo
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The King of the West
    Lobo
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