Lobo Brothers

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Lobo Brothers
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Spectacular Spider-Man #143 (Oct 1988)
Created by Gerry Conway and Sal Buscema
In-story information
Alter ego Carlos and Eduardo Lobo
Species Human Mutant
Notable aliases Los Hermanos de Luna
Abilities Lycanthropy (transform into werewolves during full moon)

The Lobo Brothers are two supervillains from Marvel Comics.

Publication history[edit]

The Lobo Brothers first appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man #143 (October 1988), and were created by Gerry Conway and Sal Buscema.

The characters subsequently appear in The Spectacular Spider-Man #146 (January 1989), Web of Spider-Man #47-48 (February-March 1989), The Spectacular Spider-Man #149-150 (April-May 1989), Web of Spider-Man #51 (June 1989), The Spectacular Spider-Man #151-152 (June-July 1989), Web of Spider-Man #53 (August 1989), The Spectacular Spider-Man #154 (September 1989), and Web of Spider-Man #54-55 (September-October 1989).

Carlos Lobo received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89 #4.

Fictional characters biography[edit]

Carlos and Eduardo Lobo grew up in poverty on the streets of Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico, surviving by stealing and scavenging for food. As a teenager, Eduardo had fallen in love with a girl name Esmelda Valdez, the daughter of a wealthy ranch owner. The two had a romantic relationship until it was discovered by Esmelda's brother Ramón Valdez. One full moon night, Ramón and his men ambushed the two lovers and tried to drive Eduardo away by using whips on him. Pain and rage from this whipping triggered a mutant change in Eduardo's body. He turned into a black-furred werewolf and slaughtered Ramón and his men. But when he woke up in his human form the next morning, he discovered he had murdered Esmelda as well. Carlos also discovered he was a mutant that can turn into a brown-furred werewolf. The brothers then turned to crime using their powers to unite all the mobs of South Texas into Los Hermanos De La Luna. The Lobos were so successful that they not only gained a mansion in a Dallas suburb but drew the attention of the Arranger, the Kingpin's lieutenant. The Arranger used the Persuader to brainwash the Punisher into attempting an assassination of the Lobo Brothers. The plan failed thanks to Spider-Man's interference and the iron will of the Punisher, who ended up killing the Persuader instead. The Lobo Brothers knew who was responsible for the attempt and they vowed revenge.[1]

The Lobo Brothers moved to New York and began to slaughter the Kingpin's men and they leave messages in blood at the murder scenes which say things like "Kingpin: Wolves Bite Back" and "Kingpin: Wolves Kill."[volume & issue needed]

Soon after arriving in New York and in the Daily Bugle, Eduardo bumped into Glory Grant, secretary of J. Jonah Jameson, and plans to seduce her into getting the newspaper files of the Kingpin which he secretly steals.[2][3]

As the Gang War accelerates, Glory discovers that Eduardo is a werewolf. The Lobo Brothers arranged a meeting with the Kingpin until Hammerhead and Chameleon crash the meeting as well as the appearance of Spider-Man. During the battle, Glory gets her hands on the Arranger's gun loaded with silver bullets. As Spider-Man and Eduardo clash, Gloria kills Eduardo claiming she was aiming at Spider-Man and missed. Carlos Lobo was knocked unconscious and was presumably arrested and imprisoned.[4] Eduardo's body was returned to Texas to be buried.[5]

Sometime later, Carlos was eventually released by his sister Esmeralda. They formed a new duo and hatched a plan to resurrect Eduardo though the powers of Aracely, a young psych mutant who they believed to be a reincarnation of Huitzilopochtli: Aztec God of War. Scarlet Spider confronted Carlos Lobo and Esmeralda, but was killed by them.[6] However, Kaine used "The Other" powers to be reborn as a spider monster who severely beats up Carlos by ripping out his eye and ripping off his arm. Esmeralda then grabs Carlos' body and flee.[7] Following the fight with Scarlet Spider, Carlos is in a bed-ridden state as he and Esmeralda are told by a man that he will send his own team to kill Scarlet Spider and Hummingbird.[8]

Powers and abilities[edit]

As mutants who shared the same powers, the Lobo brothers possessed the ability to transform themselves into humanoid wolves. They possessed razor-sharp claws and fangs, as well as superhuman senses, strength, speed, reflexes/reactions, agility, and durability enough to battle Spider-Man in hand-to-hand combat.

Even in their human forms, they possessed exceptional strength and agility, as Eduardo once protected Gloria from a forklift that had been possessed by one of the demons released during the Inferno storyline and turned into a monster, destroying it with one blow.

Other media[edit]

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Web of Spider-Man #47-53
  2. ^ The Spectacular Spider-Man #146
  3. ^ The Spectacular Spider-Man #150
  4. ^ Web of Spider-Man #55
  5. ^ Web of Spider-Man #56
  6. ^ Scarlet Spider Vol 2 #13
  7. ^ Scarlet Spider Vol 2 #14
  8. ^ Scarlet Spider Vol. 2 #15

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