Lobo #1 [Direct]
(November 1990)

DC, 1990 Series
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Price
0.99 USD; 1.23 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1990-09-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Art Young (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

Issue #1 of 4. Introduced at a bargain price: "First Issue! Only 99ยข $1.25 CAN" appears within a spatter of blood on the cover.
This issue has variants:

[Portrait of a Bastich] (Table of Contents)

Lobo [DC] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Simon Bisley (painting)
Inks
Simon Bisley (painting)
Colors
Simon Bisley (painting)
Letters
Todd Klein (letters and logo design)

Genre
humor; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Lobo
Synopsis
Lobo rarely "bites his lip" to keep silent... he bites it to draw blood.
Reprints
Keywords
biting one's lip; blood; portrait

Indexer Notes

Letters and logo design credits from Todd Klein via http://kleinletters.com/.

The Last Czarnian, Part One: Portrait of a Psychopath (Table of Contents: 1)

Lobo [DC] / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Keith Giffen (plot); Alan Grant (script)
Pencils
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Simon Bisley (finished art)
Inks
Simon Bisley (finished art)
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters
Todd Klein

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can ya believe it?
Genre
humor; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Lobo; Vril Dox; Lady Quark; Strata; Miss Tribb; space dolphins; chief warden of L.E.G.I.O.N. holding prison; 'Bo's Bros (angry mob devoted to Lobo); bookstore proprietor; members of the Legion of Decency Paramilitary S.W.A.T. Unit; various lowlife patrons of the "Scarf 'n' Barf" space-truckstop
Synopsis
Lobo is furious that someone has written an unauthorized bio of his life and decides that the author has to die. His quest for revenge is interrupted, however, by Dox who tasks him with bringing in a prisoner alive to L.E.G.I.O.N. headquarters. Unfortunately, the person Lobo wants to kill is now the same person he has sworn to protect--his fourth grade teacher Miss Tribb.
Reprints
Keywords
biography; book; diner; L.E.G.I.O.N.; mob violence; outer space setting; prisoner; teacher

Indexer Notes

The story contains three text pages which are presented as chapters of Lobo's unauthorized biography and tell portions of his origin.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Portrait of a Bastich]
    Lobo [DC]
  2. 1. The Last Czarnian, Part One: Portrait of a Psychopath
    Lobo [DC]
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