Justice League #23.2



Comic series


Release date

September 11, 2013
I don't remember reading any of Ms. Bennett before, but I hope this isn't a one-time gig. Her structure is beautiful and dialog more than engaging. Watch out, Ms. Simone--you're not the only hen in the cockhouse anymore.
3 out of 5 stars
This is the issue that garnered the most advanced attention. It's actually a perfectly fine Lobo story and more or less what you would expect from a Lobo story. This, of course, begs the question as to why this is a different Lobo. You could cut and paste the other version of Lobo into this comic and it wouldn't change it at all. There appears to be no reason for DC to have changed Lobo and claim the one that's already appeared is an imposter…unless they just really wanted to stick it to Rob Liefeld.
7 out of 10
I wouldn’t say this is a perfect comic book, but Justice League 23.2 is something different that gives an old character a new life for what I believe is the better. I’d suggest giving this new Lobo a shot.
While nuBo isn’t necessarily my favorite of the new takes on old characters, there’s still plenty to enjoy. Now, where’s Dawg at?!
4 out of 5 stars
Welcome to the New 52 Lobo. Just when we thought we knew who the character was, we discover that wasn't the case.
7.2 out of 10 (Good)
For better or worse, the new Lobo doesn't fall far from the tree. Fans of the character can take comfort in that fact, but anyone who didn't care for the old bastich before probably won't be won over by this issue.
3.5 out of 5 stars
Much more rich than the parody of the parody that Lobo (as we know him) has become since his introduction in "Omega Men" #3 way back in 1983, this character is someone who has a story to share. He's just as much a ruthless bastich, but the twist Bennett throws in, combined with the supple artwork from Oliver and company makes Lobo a character I'm now much more interested in. Score one for the Villains Month gimmick.
6 out of 10
Writer Marguerite Bennett establishes the Last Czarnian as an evil intergalactic swashbuckler with a penchant for killing and repeating himself.The big moment in the book is finding out why this svelte new Lobo exists (think about DC’s recent justification for the LEgion). It’s curious that a company dedicated to simplifying things, consistently makes them more complicated. Ben Oliver and Cliff Richards’ artwork suits the story well.
And finally, to those who doubted those of us who said that Lobo would be the Main Man they know and love despite the redesign…well, you were worried for nothing (aesthetic tastes may vary). Lobo is now no longer the satire of 90s EXTREME that went over everyone’s heads; he is now truly the most vicious killer in the universe.
7 out of 10
Justice League #23.2: Lobo doesn't crash and burn, but it doesn't shoot for the stars, either.