Hellboy vs. Lobster Johnson in: The Ring of Death #1
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Hellboy vs. Lobster Johnson in: The Ring of Death #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson Artist: Mike Norton, Paul Grist Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 29, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Two legends meet face to face! Who will survive when Hellboy and Lobster Johnson meet . . . in the RING OF DEATH?

Hellboy's infamous misadventures in Mexico are revealed in this double-barreled one-shot! Mike Norton draws Hellboy's ill-fated turn as foe to Lobster Johnson in a luchador movie, while Paul Grist returns to draw the Visitor as he lurks in the shadows with troubling doubts about his decision to spare Hellboy.

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jun 16, 2019

    Hellboy vs. Lobster Johnson shows us the sillier side of the Mignolaverse. It's not a slapstick comedy, but it shows how it can poke fun at itself. Writers Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson turned in a great tale that uses the best elements of these characters and the crazy world they live in. I would read an ongoing series of Hellboy's adventures in Mexico if this is the kind of thing we'd get. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT May 30, 2019

    The adventures of Hellboy in Mexico were a period of the character which fascinates me to read, this comic was a really great surprise, that mix of those classic Mexican movies where a wrestler faces to monsters gives a really special touch, I hope that someday Mike Mignola gives us a compendium of the adventures of Red in Mexico with many more adventures, great artists join efforts to give us a great comic that I'm sure many will enjoy as much as I do. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 31, 2019

    This is a hilarious read, both in the film and the Visitor's short story. The film captures every type of cheese there is to be had in a 1950's low budget film. The characters look great and Hellboy, both versions of him, are a hoot. The Visitor tale was a welcome return to this supporting character and I'd love to see more of him. Hellboy continues to live in these early adventures. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 5, 2019

    Packed with humor and hard hits, Hellboy vs. Lobster Johnson in: The Ring of Deathis a stunning comedic one-shot and a must-read for fans of Hellboy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale May 29, 2019

    "Hellboy vs. Lobster Johnson" is utterly and gloriously ridiculous. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 29, 2019

    While this may not be the best entry point to Hellboy, it's another excellent one-shot bound to make existing fans smile. Read Full Review

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