OMEGA MEN #3: DC to Re-Release LOBO’s Debut As a Facsimile Edition

EXCLUSIVE: Coming this summer!

Listen up, bastiches! Lobo’s 40th birthday was this year — and the fan-fave maniac’s first appearance will be republished by DC Comics this August as a Facsimile Edition.

Dig the solicitation info, which will be released formally by the publisher later this week:


Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and MIKE DeCARLO
Foil variant cover by KEITH GIFFEN and MIKE DeCARLO

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 8/1/23

Euphorix: the last remaining stronghold of freedom in the Vega star system. When word reaches the Omega Men that the Citadel has broken though Euphorix’s impenetrable force field, Kalista leads a crew of Omega Men to the planet’s rescue—not realizing that it’s a trap to uncover the real method of breaching the shield. Featuring the historic first appearance of the bastich bounty hunter Lobo, this facsimile edition of The Omega Men #3 presents the classic story with all its original ads and fraggin’ attitude!

A few thoughts:

— Ew ^^.

— Hand to my heart, I completely forgot that the Czarnian bounty hunter’s first appearance was in The Omega Men. Neat idea for a Facsimile Edition.

Obligatory Price Comparison: An unslabbed, high-grade copy of The Omega Men #3 — released in February 1983 — recently sold on eBay for $250. The Facsimile Edition is four smackers.


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Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Always felt as though Lobo must be an in-house DC favorite, as insiders there seemed to love their anti-hero more than the general public has. I’m sure he must have his fans, but never have really seen a grassroots hew and cry for more Lobo. I realize the character has been popular among cosplayers who love that anti-hero attitude — or did they really just have leftover make-up from the last KISS concert they attended in costume? Out of the many facsimiles they could be issuing, why this one?

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  2. I, for one, am happy about this one as I have been collecting the Omega Men run for custom binding, but do not want to pay the premium for issue 3.

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