This issue is, without a doubt, one of the hardest issues I’ve ever had to read. I really wanted to like this book, I really did, but it took me two sittings just to finish it. What you see before you is possibly one of the worst issues I’ve ever had to sit through.
The plot is as follows: Lobo is reading his copy of Superman #75 (for those of you that don’t know, this is the issue where the Man of Steel bites the dust. It was a big deal in the 90’s), and while he’s laughing his head off, he ends up ruining his only copy. Well, we can’t have that, and neither can he, so he blasts through the universe and makes his way to none other than the San Diego Comic Con! Will he get another copy? Can he make it through the fanboys? Can he do it all without cussing or killing? It’s possible, but with Lobo I highly doubt it.
I will say one nice thing about this issue before I move on. There were a lot of cameos in it. Silver Surfer, Spidey, even Wolverine is in here. I thought that was pretty cool of the creative team to do, and I did like the part were Lobo is reviewing fanboy art. That actually got a laugh out of me. But, as my parents always said, “Honesty is the best policy!” and that, I must do.
I really didn’t like this issue at all. Now, I know that its whole purpose was to not have a purpose, or to be serious. I get that. Usually, I can laugh at a good Lobo comic but like I say, this one just wasn’t good. Maybe if I had gone to the ’93 Comic Con, it might have more meaning for me, but I didn’t and it doesn’t. Nothing in this issue really caught me. It just felt very dry and void of what it was supposed to bring to the reader, which was humor! Alan Grant and Keith Griffen had to work together to write this. It shouldn’t have taken two people. One would have been enough. They could have made it a lot better than what it was, but it felt like it was a rushed job. Kevin O’neill’s pencils just weren’t my taste either. There was just way to much crammed into each panel. Now, sometimes that can be a good thing but here it just makes you strain more often than you need to.
It has a good fun factor, but I really had a difficult time reading this. The artwork is sup par in my opinion, and though it is a Convention Special and not intended to be serious in any way, shape or form, it really wasn’t that good of an issue by any measure. If you’re a collector of Lobo and a very serious fan, I’d recommend getting the issue. If you’re not though, you won’t miss anything if this isn’t in your collection or if you even bother to read it.
Parental Concern: Yellow
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