Top Five Most Iconic Lobo Covers

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Top Five Most Iconic Lobo Covers

Here are my picks for the top five most iconic covers featuring Lobo (with iconic being determined by what covers are most established and most recognized when it comes to Lobo, with a preference towards covers that are homaged a lot). This is not a BEST cover list and due to the very nature of icons, very few (if any) recent covers will be on the list. A notable exception to the rules is that I don’t count covers from a character’s first appearance (which isn’t applicable to all characters, of course, just those who appeared on the cover of the comic they debuted in), as those tend to be automatically iconic so they’re boring. Here‘s a list of all characters featured so far.


First off, while I’m exempting first appearance covers from the countdown, it’s only fair, I suppose, to share them here before the countdown begins, so here is the first cover appearance of Lobo from his debut story, Omega Men #3…

Artist: Keith Giffen


Artist: Kevin Maguire

While not the first cover appearance of Lobo in L.E.G.I.O.N., it is his second, and I think it is one that sums up Lobo’s appearances in L.E.G.I.O.N. quite nicely – the forced partnership between Dox and Lobo was a major part of the series and it helped lead to Lobo’s popularity increasing.


Artist: Simon Bisley

I still have a hard time believing that this comic was such a hit, but it was, and if you’re talking Lobo, the Paramilitary Christmas Special has to pop into your mind.


Artist: Simon Bisley

Remarkably, Bisley managed to follow up the first (extremely successful) Lobo mini-series with this sequel, which did just as well, with a similarly notable first issue cover.


Artist: Kevin Maguire

This stint in Justice League International (DC’s biggest book at the time) was really what vaulted Lobo into the public consciousness, leading to Giffen later bringing him to his L.E.G.I.O.N. title and making him even more popular, leading to Lobo getting his own series of mini-series, which made Lobo so popular that he was on DC Comics’ official stationery, for crying out loud!

(As a bonus, here’s the following issue’s cover, also by Maguire…



Artist: Simon Bisley

I doubt even DC expected this mini-series to be as popular as it was, and Bisley’s striking work surely had a ton to do with it.