DC Comics’ Lobo To Tear Up The Big Screen

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:33 am,

lobo DC Comics Lobo To Tear Up The Big ScreenDo you remember Lobo, the extremely violent character and comic book from DC Comics?  He was extremely popular for a few years in the early 1990s with comics that were over-the-top in violence, to the point of just being redundant.  Anyway, Warner Bros. may finally be moving forward with a long-in-gestation film adaptation.

Lobo is an intergalactic bounty hunter who basically always gets his man or woman, and does so in violent fashion.  In some ways he’s DC Comics’ version of Wolverine, and the two fought each other in 1996′s DC vs. Marvel comic book mini-series.

I was a fan of Lobo in the early nineties, with the mini-series and one-shots like ‘The Last Czarnian‘ and ‘Lobo: Paramilitary Christmas Special.’  The writing by co-creator Keith Giffen and Alan Grant was hilarious and dark, while Simon Bisley’s art was fantastic – Until he got too sloppy, in my opinion, and appeared to fade away in the not-so-great ‘Lobo’s Back’ mini-series. Plus, as violent as the comic got, we never saw any bad language which was a trip.  “Bastich” and “frag” were Lobo’s curse words.

Did I mention that the comics were violent and way over-the-top? Like when the Easter Bunny hires Lobo, who goes to the North Pole and slaughters all the elves and Santa Claus (depicted here as a man with bizarre fetishes) in the ‘Paramilitary Christmas Special.’

Latino Review did a video script review for the Lobo movie, and the story sounds all right but I wonder how violent they’ll keep the movie.  Obviously an unrated or NC-17 version is impossible, but a dark comic book adaptation seems to be what DC Comics and Warner Bros. want following The Dark Knight‘s success.

Do I think Lobo would be a great film?  Well, Lobo and the Punisher share many traits: both are violent, both were popular in the early- to mid-1990s, but Punisher’s three movies weren’t all that great and one has to wonder if Lobo will follow suit… So what do you think?  Should DC and WB proceed with a Lobo movie?

Source: Latino Review

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  1. The original comics went beyond the extremely violent, in fact, they even did a comic series where all of Lobo’s kids do battle and Lobo becomes the last Czarnian again.

    If they keep to this adult stuff, it should be an awesome movie.

  2. yeah it was brutally violent so they need the right vision and director.

  3. I think Lobo’s day has come and gone. He was a fad like Howard the Duck in the 70s and I can imagine A Lobo movie as described in that script review being a disaster.

  4. Oh Heck No. He was a joke by the time they put him out to pasture.

  5. @ Hero Supreme, but wasnt Howard the Duck a blockbuster movie? lol

  6. I remember him! He was in the Superman cartoon series! And the Justice League cartoon series, I loved him! Yay!

  7. @ Oscar! What would be cool is Lobo vs Howard the Duck. Thats got blockbuster written all over it.

  8. Lobo, Gambit, and Punisher were all big in the early- to mid-1990s. Heck, I’m reading Iron Man vol. 1, issues 280-300, and they feature Gambit upfront in all the X-Men ads, circa 1992/93.


  9. I loved Lobo !!!
    The last Czarnian was a great series :)
    I’d looooooooooove to see a Lobo flick but they must be careful not to tone down the nasty edge of his character.
    As for Howard the Duck and Lobo in the same movie …?? that would work for me only if Lobo kills Howard violently and early in the film :)

    ( I always like Howard in the comics but his movie was truly putrid )

  10. If done PROPERLY, with the right mix of adhering to the original intent to capture the old fans, and yet, pull a new fan base into the fold, this could be good.

    THEN, Marvel and DC could do what they did way back with Lobo and Wolverine facing off… two of the happiest boys from each universe…

    Lobo: “I’ll be pickin’ my teeth with ‘em (wolvey’s claws) when I’m done with ya, ya fraggin midget.”

    Wolverine: “Gut ya”

    Lobo: “Squash ya”


    If you can’t kill Lobo, and Wolverine regenerates… this could be a very very long movie.

    OK, back to reality… DC and Marvel characters? Same movie? Yea… that would be the day.

    Hell, it took 20+ years to get Aliens and Predator together on the same screen!

    ‘Nuff said.

  11. Never liked Lobo. It always seemed more of a parody of the “ultra violence” than a serious jaunt into the genre.

  12. Wolverine whooped Lobo’s ass in Marvel vs. DC. Lobo thought he won until Wolverine got up.

  13. LOL

  14. First off, Lobo was never MEANT to be a serious, violent character. From his first solo days, he was immediately, a lame-brained, ultra-violent, wise-cracking quasi-hero mercenary, and was never meant to be anything else. He never was. Second, any movie that is made of him, if it isn’t at LEAST a hard-R rating, will be crap. The ultra-violence was pretty much to only reason to read Lobo, and I still do, in back issues. He’s hilarious. Last, as far as the ol’ Marvel vs. DC fight, the victor was decided through FAN VOTES before the issues were drawn. Lobo can not only heal like Wolverine, he can regenerate his entire body from small cell groups, if allowed to. Wolverine won with fan votes only. Lobo could fight him to a standstill all Wolverine wants, and since Lobo also tends to fight with Tech (energy weapons, nukes, etc….), poor ol’ Wolverine would be a useless skeleton in seconds, in a real fight.

    • i totally agree with u man! Lobo got his own style & not a parody…” he who devours your entrails & enjoys it.”

  15. Yay!! My favorite bastich on the big screen? Divine!! Hope the story’s good!!

  16. Can you please cite your source for this statement?

    “Anyway, Warner Bros. may finally be moving forward with a long-in-gestation film adaptation.”

    Your article has absolutely no connection to current facts. It’s lovely that you like Lobo, and want to know who else does, too. But your title suggests a movie is in the works. What is the basis for this claim?

  17. Dude, he did.

  18. Yep, I’m a jerk. I missed a couple of key sentences. Reading Latino Review now.

  19. YES!!!
    give the people what they want!
    the fraggin main man on the big screen!

  20. LOBO should be linebacker size not freakishly tall, about fourtyish so that the older first age 20 and up Superman fans will remember him- I vote for me 5foot11inch 265 brute that dount stop hell i still play simi pro football at age 44. Ill make LOBO a way of life not just a house happy-street happy name. Every mothers son and @#$%&*#@$%^& will whant to be him.

  21. Lobo versus Doctor who and the Creeper would be an interesting movie

  22. big fan of lobo. must be rated R or else they will ruin his character. Also needs to be a muscle-beast and needs to have a sense of humor. Id say clint eastwood on steroids but hes too old now.