Lobster Johnson: A Scent of Lotus #2

Lobster Johnson: A Scent of Lotus #2

Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi Artist: Sebastian Fiumara Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 21, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

After a brutal attack by an army of gun-blazing monkeys in a burning brothel, Lobster Johnson confronts the supernatural Japanese spy known as the Crimson Lotus!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 25, 2013

    Tremendous in every way. This is why comics are still made. Highest possible recommendation! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Aug 21, 2013

    This is the Lobster Johnson comic I always wanted, combining beautiful, expressive art with a pulpy, driving story filled with monkeys and wu assassins. This is just a fantastic comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris Aug 22, 2013

    Chock-full of the usual noir influence, this installment (as well as its predecessor) has stood out thanks to denser dialogue and more thoughtfully fleshed out characters, not to mention the return of the Noh monkeys. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Aug 21, 2013

    Good work on the colors, Dave Stewart. Stewart is a phenomenon with color. So, right on, dude, your Eisner awards are well deserved. As if anyone needed me to confirm this. 9.0Awesome monkeys firing guns art.Good plot, actually tied up well in two.Still, I long for more Lobster. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 22, 2013

    With this being the second part of the series you're better off going back and grabbing the first issue, but don't be afraid to jump on to the series. Sure I have a bit of a history with the series at this point, but I wouldn't if I hadn't taken that initial leap on the series I thought had a funny name. Boy am I glad that it didn't turn out to be a comedy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - ThemightyDarmick Aug 21, 2013

    The short and skinny is that its still a fun book, that has a rich background with heavy investment in the time, place and people in it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Front Towards Gamer - FTG Contributor Aug 27, 2013

    Lobster Johnson: A Scent of Lotus#2 is a great example of a conclusion done excellently. It enhances the good aspects of the previous comic and takes the character to a new place while never feeling slow or bogged down. It's a fun, quick, punchy pulp piece with an infectiously enjoyable protagonist who never fails to endear himself to the audience and a really cool villain for him to fight. I highly recommend this issue for new readers and old fans a like. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Culture Mass - Joshua Eubanks Aug 25, 2013

    Overall, I really enjoyed this comic book. It was a fairly easy read, but was interesting and exciting enough to keep anyone's interest. I have a special love for the time period during which this was set, which I think would be a bonus to any fan of the genre, but I believe that there's enough here to be worth the time from any comic book fan. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Nat Webb Aug 23, 2013

    Overall, even if "Lobster Johnson: A Scent of Lotus" #2 doesn't quite live up to the promise of its first half, it's still a solidly-written and very well-drawn comic that fits plenty of fun into its pages. I think it would have done well to be expanded to a full mini-series, with a bit more complexity added to its stories, but even as a little two-parter it achieves a lot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GreyMouser Aug 22, 2013

    . . . $3.50, 22pgs + 4pg Prv. B- cover. All ADs @ back! . . . This issue is the conclusion of the this part arc, proving that comics don't need to be decompressed or drawn-out to be amazing. While the last issue was a bit slow, this issue is loaded with action and creeps. This arc's plot doesn't crowd out the big picture either, as we see the police getting closer to LJ and pals. Truly a worthwhile series, and while part of the Mignolaverse, it stands well on its own! Highly recommended.

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