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Lobo #1 Values

Publisher: Dell, 1965

About Lobo #1

Origin and first appearance of Lobo, the first black character to have his own comic book. Tony Tallarico cover and art.

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COVER DETAILS

Lobo #1 File Copy (Dell, 1965) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages....
Characters: Lobo

Pencils: Bill Fraccio

Inks: Tony Tallarico

Letters: typeset

Notes: 12-439-512


STORY DETAILS

Title: Lobo

Characters: Lobo; Midnight (Lobo's horse); Ace; Smoker; Red Carson; Mr. Tompkins (prospector); Johnson

Synopsis: Lobo is a Union soldier who goes west after the Civil War ends. He hires as a ranch hand who gets wrongly blamed for killing the boss. He sets out to clear his name with good deeds. He saves a miner's life and the miner gives him his gold mine.

Pages: 32.000

Script: Don Arneson; Tony Tallarico ? (plot); (see notes)

Pencils: Bill Fraccio

Inks: Tony Tallarico

Letters: Tony Tallarico ?

Notes: There is a dispute over the creation of Lobo. Tony Tallarico stated that he created and character and plotted the story. D. J. Arenson claims he created, plotted and wrote the strip. Interviews with both men can be read here: http://jamiecoville.com/blog/blog/2016/08/17/lobo-creators-interview-dj-arneson-tony-tallarico/ I listed Lobo as the title because the character is actually un-named. He is dubbed Lobo the lone wolf by the men against him. He adopts the Lobo title and his real name is never revealed. It is very interesting that color is not mentioned in the story and people do not react to the fact that Lobo is black. Story is comprised of six chapters. Part 1 "April, 1965" 4 pages; Part 2 "First Signs of Trouble....." 4 pages; Part 3 "On the Trail" 6 pages; Part 4 "The Brand Sticks" 6 pages; Part 5 "An Old "Friend"" 9 pages; Part 6 "A Sad Ending" 3 pages.

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CGC Census Report*

Grade 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.9 10.0 Total
Universal  1 0 0 0 2 0 4 3 11 15 11 7 12 20 10 9 9 7 3 2 16 7 4 0 0 153
Qualified  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Signature Series  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Restored  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 3 11 15 11 7 12 20 10 9 9 7 3 2 16 7 4 0 0 153

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