Bisley’s Lobo ‘inspiration’ for ongoing book, but it’s hard to see exactly how…

loboposterFollowing Lobo’s reboot in DC’s New 52, fans of the ‘classic’ character created by Grant and Bisley were a little incensed. Although he’d been created by Keith Giffen and Roger Slifer, Lobo was brought to the fore in the most part by Alan Grant and Simon Bisley in the 90’s, remolded as a parody of that era’s excesses and gleeful ultraviolence; More recently he was re-imagined again  in, to put it kindly, sleeker form; In this exclusive CBR interview with the creative team behind October’s ongoing Lobo series, artist Reilly Brown and writer Cullen Bunn get to grips with how they see the character developing, but offer a nice nod to Biz in the very last line…

 For me, [Bisley’s] visuals really defined what the character’s all about. –Cullen Bunn

As a fan, I’m sad to see the old ‘Bo bite the dust; He was a defining part of what drew me to Bisley’s work. I hope they give the old bastard a proper send-off, but it looks like he’s going to be labelled ‘faux-bo’ and trashcanned, which kinda invalidates what we loved about him: The Last Czarnian was lying all along? I guess retcon’s a bitch.

 

The Official Fanpage for the appreciation of the amazing artwork of Simon 'Biz' Bisley