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:
THE OMEGA MEN #3 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by ROGER SLIFER
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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May 15, 2023
Never a fan.
May 16, 2023
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?