He was as deadly as the Man With No Name and as smooth as James West, yet Lobo wasn't just another six-shooting hero. Author-artist Tony Tallarico's 1965 creation was much more than that. Lobo was the first African American character with his own comic book.
Tallarico will be one of the honorees tonight during the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention reception dinner at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
The convention, Saturday at Anderson Hall on Temple University's main campus, brings together black artists, writers and fans to celebrate the craft, participate in workshops, and talk about the nature of the business.