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What do Superman, Lobo, and the Martian Manhunter have in common? Aside from possessing superhuman abilities, they're the very last of their kind -- and the quarry of a powerful artificial intelligence bent on ruling the universe.
When infamous bounty hunter Lobo (whose name, loosely translated, means "He who eats your intestines and enjoys them") gets news of a Big Score -- a bounty worth a million creds -- he accepts the job without even realizing that his target is a member of the Justice League of America: a hulking, shape-shifting, telepathic green-skinned humanoid known as the Martian Manhunter. Lobo tracks the Martian to Earth, where they exchange blows and generally wreak havoc until Superman intervenes. Because he has a valid warrant, it's decided that Lobo will transport the Martian to the remote Imperium of Vrk, where the document originated. But Superman senses something deeply wrong with the situation and follows the two -- only to come face-to-face with a seemingly indestructible crystalline entity that is bent on collecting the "last sons" in a campaign that will lead to the eventual conquest of the universe.
Longtime fans of DC Comics are going to devour Alan Grant's Last Sons. It's kind of like MTV's The Real World, only with superheroes and über-villains: See what happens when two members of the fabled Justice League, an amoral, aggressive, and sometimes downright evil bounty hunter, and an insane artificial being are forced to coexist in the same galaxy…
This novel exemplifies what DC Comics is all about: pedal-to-the-metal pacing, larger-than-life characters, fantastic story lines -- and pure, unadulterated fun. Paul Goat Allen