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Black History Month Day 13: Lobo

Written by Bill Jemas and Greg Anderson-Elysee on Saturday, February 20 2010 and posted in Features
No, not everyone's favorite alien psychopath Lobo from DC Comics. This is Lobo from Dell Comics.



No, not everyone's favorite alien psychopath Lobo from DC Comics. This is Lobo from Dell Comics. He was created by writer D. J. Arneson and artist Tony Tallarico back in 1965. In only a short-lived series of two issues, Lobo was introduced as a gun-slinging cowboy who left a calling card of a gold coin on the foreheads of criminals after putting them down. The gold coin was imprinted with the image of a wolf and the letter "L".

You may probably be wondering why this character is probably such a big deal to have an entry for today? Well, you gotta give props for being the first African-American to headline your own book.

In recognition of creating Lobo, the first African-American to star in his own book, Tallarico was presented with Temple University College of Arts and Sciences' Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Comics and Books Industries on May 2006.

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Gregory Anderson-Elysee is a Brooklyn born and based filmmaker (director and editor), playwright, comic book writer, model, and part time actor. He was one of the first writers and interviewers of The Outhouse. He is the writer and creator of the upcoming book Is'nana the Were-Spider.


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