"The All-New, Non-Violent Adventures of Superbo Part 3: Return to Eden": Superbo puts his fingers to his lips and whistles into the yawning void of space. The recently resurrected Dan Raspler - with his backwards facing head - thanks 'Bo for saving his life as they stand
- I ain't no Superbo! I ain't no fraggin' hero! I'm th' Main Man! I booze! I womanize! I swear! An' I beat th' livin' crap outta anybody I fraggin' feel like!
- -- Lobo
Appearing in "The All-New, Non-Violent Adventures of Superbo Part 3: Return to Eden"
- Lobo/Superbo (Final appearance as Superbo)
- The Evil hooded Guy/Editor of Wizard Magazine
- Wizard Staff
- Savage Six (Final appearance; all die)
- Braincell (Final appearance; Dies)
- Broozer (Final appearance; Dies)
- Chiquita (Final appearance; Dies)
- Demi-Urge (Final appearance; Dies)
- Razorslice (Final appearance; Dies)
- Sincopator (Final appearance; Dies)
- Garryn Bek (Dies)
- Strata (Dies)
- Black Condor (Cameo) (Dies)
- El Diablo (Cameo) (Dies)
- The Human Flea (Cameo) (Dies)
- Velvet Tiger (Cameo) (Dies)
- Wild Dog (Cameo) (Dies)
- Wotan (Cameo) (Dies)
- Julius Schwartz (Mentioned only)
- The Losers (Mentioned only)
- The Prez (Mentioned only)
- The Malignus Asteroid
- The Secret Base of the Savage Six
Synopsis for "The All-New, Non-Violent Adventures of Superbo Part 3: Return to Eden"
Superbo puts his fingers to his lips and whistles into the yawning void of space. The recently resurrected Dan Raspler - with his backwards facing head - thanks 'Bo for saving his life as they stand outside the secret base of the Savage Six, who have gathered behind them to laugh at the emasculated Main Man. Displeased with the ruination of his reputation wrought by the new direction of his book, Superbo waits for his ride off of the asteroid Malignus. Raspler spots Lobo's former bike speeding towards them, summoned by the whistle. Raspler soon realises the spacehog isn't slowing down on its approach, and he and 'Bo dive out of the way to avoid the vehicle with a mind of its own as it opens fire on the Savage Six. Only Demi-Urge survives the first assault, but is riddled with holes as the hog makes a second pass. As Raspler surveys the murdered villains he realises something must be wrong back at the DC offices. Superbo is apathetic, mounting his bike to head to the nearest bar on Earth.
At the offices of DC Comics, the Great Carlini desperately takes up the empty writers seat to stop Lobo from taking control of the story. With a little time to spare before Superbo reaches Earth, Carlini attempts to deal with the rampaging Alan Grant who, armed to the teeth, hails a cab to take him to the offices of Wizard magazine. Carlini becomes distracted as Superbo ploughs through a Sky TV satellite, while Grant's insistence to drive faster causes the nervous taxi driver to crash into Al's NY, much to Carlini's chagrin at letting the repetitive gag slip through. With the characters taking on a life of their own, Carlini decides to find an expendable minor character to go after Grant. One whose appearance won't mess up the continuity. He flicks through the filing cabinets and settles on the Human Flea.
The depressed Superbo lands outside the Lo-Door Bar with Raspler in tow, who bangs his backwards head on the low door frame. 'Bo takes a seat at the bar and asks for all the spirits they have, downing two bottles at once while a confused Raspler watches, wondering why none of it is being censored.
Carlini realises writing is not as easy as it looks and quickly sends the Human Flea to stop the maniacal Grant. As the Flea battles his creator, Carlini tries to wrap up the out-of-control plot and figure out who the Evil Hooded Guy is. Reading over the previous scripts he deduces the culprit must be the editor of Wizard magazine. The realisation comes too late as the Human Flea knocks his opponent right outside his target. Grant aims his RPG at the Wizard building and fires, reducing the building to a towering inferno.
Carlini franticly tries to undo Grant's massacre of the fan press, showing the Wizard staff escape at the last moment through a matter transporter. From the safety of the street they watch their building blaze, thankful that they have insurance. Carlini breathes a sign of relief. The Wizard staff walk down the block and decide to celebrate at the nearest bar, all of them banging their heads on the low frame as they enter. The editor buys a round of beer for his colleagues and reveals that he is the Evil Hooded Guy that has been blackmailing DC.
Outside, Alan Grant's madness subsides as he watches his conflagration rage in front of him. Satisfied, he too heads to the nearest bar from a celebratory drink, banging his head on the way in.
As the pile of empty bottles mounts before Superbo, Raspler notices the Hooded Guy sitting across the room. Superbo is uninterested. There is nothing he can do after giving his word not to pursue the case anymore. Raspler is disgusted knowing that the criminal can just sit there unchallenged, and wonders if Lobo's bike would take care of him. Superbo lets out a sharp whistle just as Grant spots the Wizard staff enjoying themselves in the corner. Once more the enraged writer pulls a gun on his tormentor, but is tackled by the Human Flea who dives through the window. The editor's relief is short lived as the ballistic Spazzfrag crashes through the wall, guns blazing. Hoping to avert another massacre, Carlini sends in more forgotten characters to quell the violence.
Lobo's old L.E.G.I.O.N. comrades, Garryn Bek and Strata, lead the pack, only for Bek to be impaled by Lobo's bloodthirsty bike. Strata tries to avenge his friend but crashes into the moping Superbo. The Wizard staff take their chance to escape through the front, banging their heads on the way out. While Lobo reverts back to his irascible self and tears through the hoard of encroaching interlopers, Dan Raspler decides to leave in a hurry, but not without banging his head.
Surrounded by balled up paper, Carlini is interrupted by the Wizard staff. The editor hands over the original doctored images, claiming it was all a misunderstanding. To show there are no hard feelings, Carlini pays the editor the million dollars anyway and they all head out to lunch, abandoning the story to finish itself.
Slumped against the wall before a mass of dead bodies, Lobo and Alan Grant drunkenly sing together. With inebriated candour, Grant apologises to Lobo for all the bad things he's done to him over the course of the series. In a moment of clarity, Lobo's eyes are opened to the writer's role in all of his ignominy, and he starts pummelling Grant for every injury and indignity he's endured.
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Links and References
- Lobo article at Wikipedia.org
- Lobo biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
- Lobo chronology index at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
- Lobo (Volume 2) series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Lobo (Volume 2) series index at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe