Lobster Johnson: Metal Monsters of Midtown #1

Writer: John Arcudi Artist: Tonci Zonjic Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 25, 2016 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7
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A trio of skyscraping robots crash into a Manhattan bank and leave Lobster Johnson with two mysteries to solve: what is behind the massive machines, and why would the robots pull a heist without taking a penny?

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Christopher Calloway May 23, 2016

    Lobster Johnson Metal Monsters of Midtown #1is a mysteryset in the 1930s by one of the best creative teams in comics.Give this first issue a read and you will beas metalis to a magnet for the rest of this Lobster Johnson series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett May 23, 2016

    In a world currently obsessed with Capes and Cowls, it's refreshing to have a a pulp Sci-Fi book where the hero isn't perfect, and doesn't always win. If you manage to get to the end of this one without a grin on your face, or wanting the next issue straight away, then there must be something wrong with you. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 30, 2016

    Action and thrills gorgeously set in the 1930s. How I wish the Lobster was a monthly title. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Jun 1, 2016

    This '40s pulp sci-fi look is something that isn't very popular today, but it's something that never gets old. This hero isn't perfect like Superman. He didn't win at the end of this issue. He needs to work hard before even starting to take these monsters down. It's refreshing to see something different than the mainstream superhero books. This issue is the best thing I've read all month (May), and I am already itching for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Marshall Bruno May 27, 2016

    Though only a 3 part series, Dark Horse fans are likely familiar with the character and thus this is a miniseries you have to pick up. Check it out in print or on digital to make sure you see this one through to the end! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale May 25, 2016

    This is an issue that celebrates the era it's set in, with genuine love for its influences woven into every page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Hitchcock May 26, 2016

    Asides from that, this is pretty solid. Fun monsters for heroes to fight, an interesting mystery, and lots of great dialogue. If I have one issue with the art, I think The Lobster's costume is a little on the bland side. While the design works when standing next to other characters from the Hellboy universe. On his own The Lobster feels like a generic 1930's dime novel character, but that's pretty much the point of his design in the first place. So really take that bit of criticism with a grain of salt. While not exactly friendly to newcomers to the world of Hellboy, this is still fun enough where I don't think that'll turn too many people off. Read Full Review

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