Lobo Officially Joins The Justice League
We've known it was coming for months now, but as Justice League vs. Suicide Squad wrapped up this week, both Lobo and Killer Frost both officially became Justice Leaguers.
Of course, they won't be part of the "main" team but rather serve on the Justice League of America, a newly-created team which will be led by Batman and feature Vixen, The Atom, Black Canary, and The Ray.
The series will be written by Steve Orlando, who co-wrote the Rebirth one-shots for The Ray, Vixen, The Atom, and Killer Frost. It will feature art by longtime Green Lantern and Aquaman artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. Because of the characters involved, some fans have colloquially referred to the series as "Justice League CW," noting that everyone except Batman and Lobo exist in the shared TV universe on The CW.
Lobo, of course, was a major character in DC's business strategy during the '90s, with a number of best-selling miniseries and one-shots as well as an ongoing series that lasted more than sixty issues. He was always depicted as a villain or an antihero, and only rarely took part in big, universe-saving crossovers, although his time with L.E.G.I.O.N. was somewhat more objectively heroic.
Lobo got a series set in DC's New 52 universe, in which the big, hairy "biker Lobo" was replaced with a svelte, calculating killer with a similar skin design and wardrobe but little else in common with his '90s version. While that version of the character was divisive, the book itself drew generally positive reviews. The New 52 Lobo recently appeared in an issue of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, apparently a prisoner of Brainiac and Larfleeze.
Killer Frost, in her past incarnations, has always been a villain, usually associated with Firestorm. This current incarnation was introduced during Justice League vs. Suicide Squad.
Both Lobo and Killer Frost played a key role in defeating Eclipso and Maxwell Lord in the miniseries, helping to earn them spots on the Justice League.
You can get Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #6 at your local comic shop or buy a digital copy now.0comments