Lobster Johnson: Caput Mortuum #1

Lobster Johnson: Caput Mortuum #1

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Tonci Zonjic Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 19, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Hellboy’s favorite gun-blazing vigilante takes justice to the skies this time by getting locked in combat aboard a zeppelin!

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Sep 19, 2012

    I've been reading Lobster Johnson since the character first appeared in Hellboy, and I still don't know the crucial question -- why a lobster? At this stage, I don't ever want to know. He has a lobster emblem. That's weird. That's cool. That's Lobster Johnson. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 22, 2012

    Nothing more nor less than a fun romp with a classic genre. Admittedly, the title may be the best thing about the issue, but there are other bright spots as well to make it a worthy read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Sep 18, 2012

    While the story may not be the best place to enter the world of Hellboy and the BPRD " there's little of Lobster Johnson's personality, or the supernatural world these characters inhabit " those looking for a high-octane, beautifully told story that compromises a little bit of substance in the name of style will find exactly what they're looking for in Lobster Johnson: Caput Mortuum. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Ed Allen Sep 19, 2012

    Lobster Johnson: Caput Mortuum works as both an introduction to the character and a fan-pleasing addition to the BPRD universe. It's a neatly crafted one-shot from a group of talented and experienced creators who know their craft very well. While it's unlikely to blow anyone away and doesn't have the space to explore its setting or ideas in any depth, it's a highly entertaining read and it certainly gets the thumbs (claws?) up from me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Crux - Wesley Messer Sep 19, 2012

    Overall, the complete package is a good one. The one-shot is set in such a way that as a new fan to the character you can pick this up easily. If youre already established, all the better, youll love this story either way. Now I need to read more B.P.R.D stories and Lobster Johnson, because Im hooked. Its never a bad thing to have one book launch you into a thousand others. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 20, 2012

    An average story with good art splits my grade. If you're looking for a good intro to the Lobster, pass. If you're a fan, like me, you'll buy this, but you'll be underwhelmed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 26, 2012

    I've been thoroughly enjoying these Lobster Johnson one-shots even more than the limited series offered by creator Mike Mignola and the talent he's gathered around him. The title character seems to lend himself well to these action-packed, brisk pulp adventure stories. The real-life history provides the perfect accompaniment to the classic tone of the adventure serial that's captured here. The overall tone of the plot and various story elements seems like a cross between The Shadow and one of the better Indiana Jones flicks. Furthermore, the dark, serious tone of the plot and action makes for an interesting contrast with the absurd tone of the protagonist's name. This tremendously fun comics storytelling, and it's thoroughly accessible, allowing even those unfamiliar with Lobster Johnson or other elements of the Mignola-verse to enjoy and appreciate it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Sep 19, 2012

    "Lobster Johnson: Caput Mortuum" is a very well created, fun and smart book. There is an old school sensibility to this title, as well as the character and his world, and everyone on the creative team works to ensure an authentic vibe is constructed. Lobster is the hero who gets things done instantly without anguishing or agonizing over it all. He acts and the world responds accordingly to his presence and certainty. This is a mainline of intense action straight to the jugular. Read Full Review

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