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Superman vs. Lobo fight dirty in new DC Black Label title

Mirka Andolfo
(Image credit: Mirka Andolfo (DC/Black Label))

The Man of Steel will fight the Main Man in the upcoming fight comic Superman vs. Lobo. 

Writers Sarah Beattie and Tim Seeley are partnering with artists Mirka Andolfo and Arif Prianto for three oversized issues pitting the last Czarian (Lobo) against the last Kryptonian (Superman) at the behest of the DC Omniverse's biggest social media celebrity, Numen.

Never heard of him? That's the problem.

"Numen is the most popular being in the universe, a god clogging all social channels - and he does not take kindly to attention going to Superman and Lobo," reads DC's description of Superman vs. Lobo. 

Read this two-page unlettered, uncolored preview of Superman vs. Lobo #1:

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Mirka Andolfo

(Image credit: Mirka Andolfo (DC/Black Label))

Superman vs. Lobo #1 preview

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Mirka Andolfo

(Image credit: Mirka Andolfo (DC/Black Label))

"Further complicating things is Dr. Flik, a scientist determined to study the last sons of Krypton and Czarnia respectively. What can she glean from the hero whose home planet was destroyed when he was just a baby and the bad, bad boy who made it all go away just for the heck of it?"

(Image credit: Mirka Andolfo (DC/Black Label))

And if you couldn't tell, this isn't an all-ages funny book - DC are classifying this as part of 'Black Label,' meaning for readers 17 and up.

Superman vs. Lobo will be oversized in more ways than one; in addition to a larger page count than the traditional 20 pages, it'll also be in DC's recently introduced 'Prestige Plus' format, meaning wider dimensions of the page - 8 1/2 " by 10 ⅞", to be exact.

Superman vs. Lobo #1 (of 3) goes on sale on August 24 with a primary cover by Andolfo, with variant covers by Simon Bisley, Tony Harris, and Phillip Tan.

Lobo has fought Superman before, but doesn't quite make our list of the best Superman villains of all time.

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table.