Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged In Life #1 (One-Shot)

Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged In Life #1 (One-Shot)

Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi Artist: Troy Nixey, Kevin Nowlan Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Santa held hostage!

Santa is in trouble!

Santa was taken hostage after witnessing a hostile robbery and a man’s death. Hidden away in a mountain cabin, will the Lobster be able to find Santa and save Christmas?

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Jul 29, 2015

    This is a very fun read, and if youre a fan of pulp stories, you need to pick this up. Fitting in perfectly in the Mignola-verse, I would put this up there with an issue of BPRD or Hellboy anyday. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Jul 27, 2015

    I really enjoyed this comic, and while I have no previous exposure to Lobster Johnson, I found that Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged In Life is a comic book that doesn't bog you down in previous story history, or deep character knowledge. Instead, this is a comic about a vigilante tracking criminals told largely from the criminals' perspective. This is an interesting take on the classic story, and while it isn't an entirely original concept, it is done very well here. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jul 29, 2015

    I would also be remiss if I didn't mention that, despite all the fine work done before and after him, Tonci Zonjic has really solidified himself as the LoJo artist, and whenever a mini or a one-shot comes out without him on it, it somehow feels incomplete. I know that is not fair to Nixey, and I'm glad to see him joining the Mignolaverse, but I can't help it " Zonjic just gets this character in a way that no one else does. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jul 28, 2015

    I do have a soft spot for this type of book. In places it reminds me of Sandman Mystery Theatre, in style if not in substance. As a one shot, the book does well to re-introduce that character to those that may have forgotten him or to those that haven't read a Lobster Johnson book before. I hope that this serves as the start of more adventures. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Jul 30, 2015

    For fans of the character, seeing him pop up on the racks is always a welcome sight. Getting new material from this team of writers and artists is almost assuredly a book worth picking up. With A Chain Forged in Life, there is not a whole lot of excitement beyond that. While the writing is sound and the art is equally so, the issue certainly lacks a spark or moment of originality. So, while it is nice to spend some time in this world, the enjoyment of this reads lies mostly in that reaction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 29, 2015

    This comic is by four very talented creators, but none of them seem to bring anything extraordinary on these pages. That's a real shame; I was expecting something larger than life and enthralling but, ultimately, "Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged in Life" is the very definition of average. Read Full Review

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