Marguerite Bennett Defends The New Lobo

Late last week DC Comics released a new character design for Lobo by Kenneth Rocafort that received less than enthusiastic responses. When Alex Segura tweeted the new image…

 

He received a response from a comic fan named Dom…

 

Series writer Marguerite Bennett took exception to the accusation that she was backing away from the design and started a conversation with Dom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The backing away Dom commented about may refer to a post Bennett made on her tumblr account. The post has since been removed but was saved by Comics Alliance.

Here is Bennett’s initial reaction to the release of the Rocafort design image.

Dear Internet (which has called me some very unendearing names today), 

I was not in charge of the Lobo redesign. Ben Oliver was not in charge of the Lobo redesign. 

I wrote my script, and after it was completed, I was shown what the new character would look like.
For the record, the images you’ve seen—Ken Rocafort’s design and Aaron Kuder’s cover—are not what Lobo actually looks like in the book. I respectfully disagree with the decision to release that image. 

When you go to get your comics on Wednesday, Sept 11, before you buy it (if you buy it), pick up Lobo and read the first four pages.

You can hate me by Page Two.

But if I do not have your attention by Page Four, you don’t have to read something of mine ever again.

So what we see isn’t what we are going to see about a character we’ve already seen but not really seen…

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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