Superman Vs Lobo #1
Written by Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie
Art by Mirka Andolfo
Colors by Arif Prianto
Letters by Fabio Amelia
The Rundown: The Main Man decides to take the Man of Steel down a few pegs.
Clark finds himself dealing with some professional issues when a new Lex Luthor created social media app takes everyone by story and no one will let Clark investigate its negative effects. At the same time, a new lifeform takes shape in the universe and invariably finds itself destroying the planet Lobo is trying to vacation on. When Superman rushes to help out, the Czarnian doesn’t take too kindly to being upstaged as he fights off the creature.
In retaliation for Superman taking the glory, Lobo decides to visit Earth and use social media and a small army of shape shifting robots to ruin the big blue boy scout’s reputation. Something that will backfire for both of them when Lobo’s plan works a little too well.
The Story: The story is not only inventive, but really funny as well. The personality clashes between these two characters make the story engaging to the reader. Seeley and Beattie find a great balance and contrast between these two characters that allows both of them to be interesting and entertaining at the same time. There is some great commentary regarding social media and the cult of personality it breeds and it’s fascinating to see these two completely different characters navigate it. There is a real charm to this story that makes me want to read more.
The Art: Mirka Andolfo delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The characters look amazing and the style brilliantly captures the tone and mood of the story. Both the action and humor are eye-catching.