"Haters gonna hate"
Another saying also comes to mind, and I think it carries more wisdom that the previous one.
"Don't knock it until you've tried it"
So much hate and hoopla over the Lobo redesign, and guess what, he's actually pretty cool. He feels a lot like the 'Main Man' we all know from years past, but he looks dramatically different. Oh well, nothing wrong with updating a three decade old character, happens all the time. Hell, the Lobo most people think of looks little like the original Lobo introduced in Omega Men to begin with anyways.
I think it's easy to jump on the hate DC bandwagon with anything they do these days for a few reasons, one of them being that they are making a lot of mistakes regarding creators, another being that too many comic book readers are beholden to continuity in a way that is irrational beyond belief.
Sure, editorial dropped the ball BIG TIME by letting Lobo be reintroduced three separate times in the New 52, but at least it seems like there's more of a plan in place now.
If you're going to retcon 30 years of a characters continuity since inception, you should at least have a solid reason why, and a story to back it up, and this time DC does. Like so many other retcons at the Big Two, they aren't just going to ignore the past, they're addressing it head on, and kudos for that.
This issue was enjoyably written by Marguerite Bennett, and the art from Ben Oliver really sold me on the redesign for Lobo. As much as I love Kenneth Roccafort's art, his initial character concepts for this new Lobo didn't do much for me, but Oliver wiped all of my doubt away with this one issue.
I'm certainly not saying that DC is doing everything right, in fact, they're doing more wrong than right these days, but the bottom line is this; give credit where it is due, and here with the Main Man, it's fraggin' due.