“The Last Paycheck”
Writer: Marguerite Bennet
Art: Ben Oliver w/ Cliff Richards
Colors: Daniel Brown
Letters: Sal Cipriano
Covers: Aaron Kuder w/ Daniel Brown
Review by Scott Keys
I know what you’re thinking. “This new Lobo looks like a Twilight vampire, he’s not the ‘Main Man’!” That’s what I thought too, when I first saw the new design. After reading this issue…BOY, was I wrong!
Bennett does a great job of updating Lobo for the modern audience without taking away anything that makes the Main Man cool (except maybe the chains). Instead of the over-the-top, bombastic smack-talker, this Lobo is a calm, collected assassin that gets the job done. But even Bennett’s brilliant writing wouldn’t have completely won me over if it wasn’t for the amazing art by Oliver & Richards! Oliver took the “Twilight vampire” design and made it look AWESOME! The action sequences were off the charts! This new Lobo is definitely a lean, mean, killing machine! And just wait til you see who’s next on his hit list (c’mon, read it yourself, ya bastich!).
Justice League: Lobo #23.2 is a great introduction of this “new” Lobo, and I’m hoping the team of Bennett and Oliver have many more Lobo stories to come, because I would be all over a new Lobo book from this excellent creative team!
Art: 4.5 / 5
Story: 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5
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