""Hounds of Blood"": A L.E.G.I.O.N. squadron is sent to investigate a strange and unfamiliar alien craft by Vril Dox, who's attempting to audition Officer Layla for bigger things, by testing out how she does when put in charge of someone like Lo
- What's wrong? Cat got yer tongue? Cat got yer whole Fraggin' FACE, in fact!?
- — Lobo
Appearing in "Hounds of Blood"
- The Poiple Gang (Only appearance; dies)
- Captain Poiple
Synopsis for "Hounds of Blood"
A L.E.G.I.O.N. squadron is sent to investigate a strange and unfamiliar alien craft by Vril Dox, who's attempting to audition Officer Layla for bigger things, by testing out how she does when put in charge of someone like Lobo. Lobo agrees to go on the mission because the craft is in the vicinity of the Poiple Gang, who had previously stolen his Spacehog. Although Lobo at first causes trouble for Layla, she hypnotizes him and forces him to obey her while acting like a Dog, much to Lobo's anger. Aboard the ship, after Lobo has slain almost all of the Poiples, the group discovers a long dormant race of shapeshifting Alien Parasites awakened by their arrival. The aliens feed on spinal fluids, and quickly massacre all of the L.E.G.I.O.N. operatives with the exceptions of Lobo and Layla, who are barely able to escape (although Layla is unconscious, and has been bitten). Lobo has a final duel with the leader of the Poiple Gang (Cap'n Poiple), defeats him and throws him to the parasites as a distraction to make his final escape. When Layla comes to, they discover that she is much much stronger and tougher than she had previously been, presumably due to the aliens interaction with her DNA. After Lobo blows a hole in the Parasite's ship with a time bomb, he and Layla escape safely back to the L.E.G.I.O.N. Cruiser, and report back to Vril Dox, who remains angry that they did not attempt to preserve the unfamiliar alien life.
- This issue is divided into three chapters:
- Part I: I'll Be Your Dog!
- Part II: The Good, The Bad, and the Geenoid!
- Part III: New Blood Kid
- Each of the Bloodlines annuals for 1993 introduce a new super-hero character. This issue introduces the character of Layla. Layla appears next in L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 Annual #4.
- This storyline partially continues in Superman: The Man of Steel Annual #2.
- Lobo appeared last in Demon (Volume 3) #39. He appears next in Green Lantern (Volume 3) #44.
- Angon appears next in Superman: The Man of Steel Annual #2.
- Gemir appears next in Superman: The Man of Steel Annual #2.
- Glonth appears next in Superman: The Man of Steel Annual #2.
- Pritor appears next in Superman: The Man of Steel Annual #2.
- Strata appeared last in L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 #56. She appears next in L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 #57.
- Venev appears next in Superman: The Man of Steel Annual #2.
- Vril Dox appeared last in L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 #54. He appears next in Trinity #1.
- No trivia.
- Discuss Lobo Annual Vol 2 1 on the forums
- Cover gallery for the Lobo Annual series
- Images from Lobo Annual Vol 2 1
- 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)
- Bloodlines Spin-offs
Links and References
|Bloodlines Crossover |
The events from this issue are related to Bloodlines, during which an alien race of Parasites invaded Earth and inadvertently activated the metagene in a number of individuals, creating many "New Blood" superheroes in their attempts to feed on human spinal fluid. This template will categorize articles that include it into the Bloodlines Crossovers category.