"Lobo: Chained": Charged with being drunk and disorderly in a public place, Lobo doesn't receive the seven day sentence he expected. Instead the Judge, unimpressed with the Last Czarnian's horrendous history and impertinence, imposes ninety days. When Lobo insults him it bec
- Gerroff, ya geekoids! Me an' this judicial butt-hole are gonna discuss his sentencin' policies!
- — Lobo
Lobo: Chained #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of May, 1997.
Appearing in "Lobo: Chained"
- Warden Gradgrind (Only appearance; dies)
- Chief O'Reilly (Only appearance; dies)
- Jonas Glim
- Big Dick (Only appearance; dies)
- Penguin Gang Member (Cameo)
- Judge (Unnamed)
- Aaron Zoosh
- Lobo's Lice
- Lobo's Cellmate (Unnamed) (Only appearance; dies)
- De-louse Chamber
- Lobo's Cell
- "The Hole"
- Bar 'F' Bar
- Muhammed Alley (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Lobo: Chained"
Charged with being drunk and disorderly in a public place, Lobo doesn't receive the seven day sentence he expected. Instead the Judge, unimpressed with the Last Czarnian's horrendous history and impertinence, imposes ninety days. When Lobo insults him it becomes twelve months. For then threatening him, five years. Foul language, an extra thirty days. Enraged by the mounting sentence, Lobo physically attacks the Judge, earning him a total sentence of 20,000 years!
On his arrival at the penitentiary, 'Bo is made to enter the de-lousing chamber. The Main Man is so tough that even his lice fight back against the incoming toxins. The uniform he is then given is far too small for his muscular frame. One of the guards mocks his appearance and receives a broken nose in return. Lobo is electrocuted into submission for this stunt, and once again for interrupting Warden Gradgrind's induction speech.
Chief O'Reilly escorts Lobo to his cell as the other inmates, many of whom are in prison because of him, spit threats of revenge. When his cellmate shows up, demanding Lobo get off his bunk, the Main Man is actually congenial about it, and moves to the top bed. When his cellmate also claims that as his, 'Bo calls out to the guards to come quickly, as his cellmate has suffered a fatal "accident."
As punishment, Lobo is made to clean the ungodly mess of the latrines. Disgruntled with domestic chores and O'Reilly's attitude, Lobo shoves his mop violently down the guard's throat. With no officials in sight, the other inmates decide it is the perfect opportunity to end the bounty hunter. Lobo slaughters them all, resulting in him being dragged to "The Hole."
While in solitary, Lobo hears Morse code from the cell next to his, which belongs to the most feared inmate in the prison, the notorious Big Dick. The message brags that Big Dick is in charge, so Lobo, of course, returns the message with insults until Big Dick is so furious, he charges through the wall. They brawl savagely until Lobo tears off Dick's limbs and beats his remains to a bloody pulp. When Warden Gradgrind and the guards come to investigate the commotion, Lobo hides behind the door and crushes them with his bunk.
Stealing a guard's uniform and escaping, Lobo returns to the Bar'F'Bar to meet Jonas Glim. Confirming the death of Big Dick by an unknown trophy Lobo kept, Jonas accepts he's lost their bet, and buys 'Bo a bottle of whiskey.
- Spoken by the Judge as "Bar-F-Bar," it is written differently on the signage as, "Bar 'F' Bar."
- One of the inmates has a "DC Comics" Tattoo.
- There is an inmate with a swastika on his forehead who is named, Manson. This is a direct reference to Charles Manson.
- Another inmate wears boxing gloves and is called, Tyson. A direct reference to heavyweight, Mike Tyson.
- Lobo Recommended Reading
- Batman/Lobo: Deadly Serious (Volume 1)
- Bob, the Galactic Bum (Volume 1)
- Lobo (Volume 1)
- Lobo (Volume 2)
- Lobo: A Contract on Gawd (Volume 1)
- Lobo: Death and Taxes (Volume 1)
- Lobo: Highway to Hell (Volume 1)
- Lobo: Infanticide (Volume 1)
- Lobo/Mask (Volume 1)
- Lobo's Back (Volume 1)
- Lobo: Unamerican Gladiators (Volume 1)
- Lobo Unbound (Volume 1)
- Lobo (One-Shots)