Wow. Things are going to get pretty interesting in the DCU come June. After a two month break for some super-special event called “Convergence” (Google here I come), DC will be sort-of retooling Lobo once again.
This new version will be darker and more violent than his New 52 predecessor but still follow the story laid out in issues 1-6 but with a deeper tie to the main DCU. Issue 7 and on will see Lobo in a “Hard-Boiled Cosmic Crime Story” seeking out the ones who put out the contract on his homeworld to get his due pay and in the course of that they will be sending him after some “heavy hitters” as the company plans to allow Lobo to finally claim his place as a major force in the DCU. (In an interview with an outlet called Newsarama, Cullen Bunn had this to say – “Even though he’s in space now, Lobo will be more connected to the DC Universe than he was in the first six issues. He’ll be running into a few established heroes and villains. From this point forward, he becomes a big part of DC’s cosmic realm. / Along the way, Lobo is going to encounter a group called the Void Whisper who might be able to get him closer to his goal… but only if he agrees to pull a few jobs for them. That gets Lobo doing what he does best — tracking down and eliminating targets. This time around, though, his targets are some real heavy hitters in the DC Universe.”)
What’s that mean?
Let’s think about this for a second… They want Lobo to be solidified as a major force in the coming years at DC. They are sending him after a set of “heavy hitters”. The following arc will be cosmic (because you know, they want that Guardians of the Galaxy $$$ and with a property like L.E.G.I.O.N waiting to be made into a cosmic blockbuster they might as well start speeding up the process to get that $$$) And lastly… LOBO ALWAYS GETS HIS MAN.
What does this all add up to?
Goodbye Green Lantern(s).
But which one(s) will it be?
My money is on Guy Gardner because they are known to be enemies, though this is a different Lobo.
I think there’s also a really good chance it will be Hal Jordan instead or even in addition to Gardner. Jordan’s pretty much held the mantle as one of the most known Lanterns forever.
Is it time for the torch to be passed? A truly shocking & permanent death at the hands a truly brutal foe. Major death = major news and they’ve got about a thousand other Lanterns who can step up and take Hal’s place as the fan fave (cough cough John Stewart.)
Am I crazy to think a major Lantern is about to meet his end?
Tell us what you all think in the comments… Who’s going to end up at the feet of the ‘Bo?