Lobster Johnson: Get The Lobster #1

Lobster Johnson: Get The Lobster #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi Artist: Tonci Zonjic Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

A Manhattan sporting event goes terribly wrong as the ref is killed in front of a live audience by two crazed—and seemingly bulletproof—wrestlers. Who is behind this new reign of terror?

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 8, 2014

    A new story has begun and the world is safe, as long as Lobster Johnson is there to protect us. This is good stuff! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Eduardo Gueiros Feb 4, 2014

    Overall, this issue is an amazing start to a mini-series that promises to deliver an intriguing, action-packed story. All its elements combine effectively to create a final product that will hopefully carry forward as we learn more about what Lobster Johnson will be up against in the rest of this mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Feb 6, 2014

    Emerging from the New York City sewers Lobster Johnson is not afraid to get his hands dirty as he dishes out justice. Justice holds no preference; it does not matter if you are a criminal, mafia goon or monster. Find yourself on the wrong side of the law and you will receive the claw! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Taylor Lilley Feb 11, 2014

    Longtime Mignola-verse fans already know of this character's demise, Mignola himself says there can only be so many of these occult-infused, noir-bizarre minis before that last clip is spent, and the hand of Justice burns no more. But that's for the history fans. You don't need to know anything to devour this comic with relish and find yourself hungry for more. People, if you've never tried the Lobster, now is your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Josh Reifler Feb 7, 2014

    Being someone who isn't too familiar with this character I really enjoyed GET THE LOBSTER #1 as my introduction. While you didn't personally get to know Lobster Johnson in this issue, Mike Mignola made it clear that if you're a person with criminal ambitions, taking Lobster Johnson out is of paramount importance. From the bizarre wrestlers, the dark seedy characters plotting from shadows this comic fits seamlessly into the Hellboy mythos. This was a fun, fast paced first issue, and Tonci Zonijc's art work made me feel as if I accidentally picked up an issue of Amazing Stories or New Detective. I am definitely going to pick up the next issue and maybe even try to track down other stories revolving around Lobster Johnson. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Feb 3, 2014

    The artwork is very good, with its own unique stylized nature, but it's a stylization that doesn't cover up for inadequacy and enhances the mood and tone of Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster (as does the coloring, which is just spectacular as always with Lobster Johnson). Overall great pacing, fun action, threatening and creative villains who skirt the line of weird and menacing perfectly, and a deeper mystery that looks to take the Lobster into uncharted aesthetic waters make Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster a must-read for Lobster fans, and for those interested in the character, or who just like pulpy superhero action, consider this one highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennet Feb 4, 2014

    Overall it was a fun read, and I know that the issues to come will be just as good, I just think I was expecting a bit more from a first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore and David Harper Feb 5, 2014

    This is just a damn fine comic book adventure, with phenomenal work by Zonjic in particular. Welcome back LoJo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Feb 12, 2014

    It is a good little super-noir book, and the art delivers the deco-style with more modern-infused camera angles and illustration. The book is firing on all cylinders, and feels like it building to something good. So, if you are a fan of old noir, check out Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Andrew Lamb Feb 4, 2014

    I don't write this review lightly. Lobster Johnson, along with Mouse Guard, was last year's where-have-you-been-all-my-life comic. As mentioned, I'm praying that the longer run, which affords the creative team more time, explains away the slower start. Mignola, Arcudi, and Zonjic know what they're doing, this issue though, the Lobster just"didn't taste right. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 5, 2014

    "Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster" #1 looks fantastic thanks to Zonjic, and that's the draw for now. Based on past performance I have no doubt that Mignola and Arcudi will pick up the pace and in a good way. They've done more than enough good comics together, after all. But with this slightly slow set-up, it's watching Devil Dwarf get thrown through the air that works, not his "Hee hee!" cries. Zonjic saves the day, here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Feb 7, 2014

    It's certainly a comic. Is it good? Eh. I wish I cared more about the mystery before Lobster Johnson, but I can't help but feel like I'd rather just go reread old back issues, or go read The Black Beetle again. It's not the worst comic I've ever read, but it certainly ain't the best. It's simply"there. There, and gone. Who knows, maybe it'll pick up as we head into part 2. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Feb 5, 2014

    Overall, I wasn't wowed by this book. It didn't suck by any means, and any book that shows me a little person who is a luchador and who is bad as hell" that book has guaranteed I will buy at least one more issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Feb 5, 2014

    Overall, this was a great installment in the Lobster Johnson title. This book is a great departure into the realm of pulp action for the Mignolaverse that retains the bizarre elements we all love about the world of Hellboy. This particular mini-series seems like it will go a lot deeper into the title character than previous stories, but at the very least were definitely in for an exciting read. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GreyMouser Feb 7, 2014

    . . . $4 for 22 pages? NO thanks! i read through this at the stores but found it to be a real let down. Some folks will probably enjoy it, but ill wait for the TPB if at all. A real slow start & a price jump, Mignola's crew needs to stop resting on their laurels. Do they think we are mindless zombies who will auto-consume anything they shovel out?? Lowest score I've given a Mignola book, aside from those awful Sledgehammer44 swastika covered issues.

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