2000 DC Comics
I love when a comic pulls out all the stops and lets loose with a barrage of violence and humor. Batman Lobo does that in spades and to great effect. Alan Grant and Simon Bisley team up to create an alternate reality tale where Lobo is hired by the Joker to discredit and kill Batman. Lobo’s also hired by Scarface to kill the Joker, but he ends up really liking the old clown and decides to do him a favor before he kills him. Heaps of hilarity and death ensue. I really enjoyed the scene where Lobo kills the Penguin by giving him a cigar that blows his face off. The expression on the Penguin’s blown off face is just priceless (see accompanying illustrations). Simon Bisley’s over the top art perfectly emphasizes the humor in this zany tale. I love the Joker’s oversized smile and nasty teeth and Lobo in a Batman costume is priceless.
This is a great example of why comics are so FUN!