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DC Universe: Last Sons

2 Ratings: 0.5
a book by Alan Grant

Written by Alan Grant. Published 2006 by Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 0446616567. 336 pages, $6.99

Author: Alan Grant
Genre: Comic Books
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Date Published: February 2006
1 review about DC Universe: Last Sons

Comic heroes come to the novel

  • May 5, 2009
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Lobo is the meanest and most ornery bounty hunter in the galaxy. He is the sort of being who has no problem killing anyone who gets in his way. His next quarry, supposedly with a million-credit bounty on his head, is J'onn J'onnzz, Martian Manhunter of the Justice League.

Despite Lobo's lack of morality, he does have a code of honor, being scrupulously honest. He also has a crush on Darlene, a waitress at a burger joint on an asteroid.

Meantime, somewhere in the interstellar middle of nowhere, an artificial intelligence called The Alpha hatches a plan to wipe out all life in the universe. When Lobo delivers J'onnzz, with Superman not far behind, all three are thrown in prison. But, this is not your average prison. The walls in Superman's cell are impregnated with kryptonite; Lobo and J'onnzz are similarly trapped. The only thing that all three have in common is that they are the last of their race (in Lobo's case, it was intentional).

The Alpha plans to dissect them and use that emotional energy to create an invincible fighting force. Their release, and stopping The Alpha before it wipes out any more civilizations, depends on a crime boss named Xemtex. Lobo cut Xemtex's brain out of his head, and it now controls Lobo's space bike.

Coming from a comic book "mentality" (for lack of a better word), it's a very fast and entertaining read with plenty of action. It's recommended, especially for those who don't consider themselves comic book readers.

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