With a city swamped in dead gangsters with claws branded into their foreheads, mob boss Arnie Wald seeks the assistance of a deadly mystic and her strange partner to take down the vigilante known as Lobster Johnson!
If you are into pulp and stylized stories set in the 1930's with mobsters, gunmen and vigilantes then this is the book for you. Mignola and Arcudi weave another exhilarating tale in the second issue of this five-issue series that will keep you at the edge of your seat. Rich and interesting characters combined with stunning pencils and colors make this one of the best books out this week. The end will leave you with plenty of questions. Definitely a great jumping on point, even though it is the second issue. I highly recommend this comic. Read Full Review
I didn't attend to rant so much about this issue, but I couldn't help it. How can I not talk about something that is so good and gives me so much excitement to talk about? I've enjoyed the B.P.R.D. books leading up to Hellboy in Hell, but Lobster Johnson is by far the best thing to spin out of Hellboy. For my money it may even be better than the original. Lobster Johnson is like Frank Castle with a bigger bank account and more rage and I love that. It's not often that someone makes the Punisher look meh, but this book does it. Pick it up in print or digitally from Dark Horse this week and trust me, this book is damn good. Read Full Review
While the first issue of the series was a bit more engaging and intriguing as it laid out some of what was going on, this one slows things down a bit to focus on just a couple of characters and draws it out a bit. After Cindy had such a sizable role before, she's fairly reduced here though she gets to see some of the magic behind the scenes. With the heavier focus on Wald this time around as well, it just feels like the book is taking an odd turn after the first issue and is a bit less clear about where it wants to go. It does tease with some interesting things to come but it's left me more uncertain about the whole venture at this point instead of drawing me more completely into it. Read Full Review
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