Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi Artist: Toni Fejzula Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 30, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

Murder interrupts the opening of a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum. Lobster Johnson investigates to find out what makes a blown-glass sculpture worth killing for.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Dec 30, 2015

    Grimy and Gritty until the very end, it's a pleasure as always. On a day that I really needed cheering up, Messers Mignola, Arcudi, and Fejzula provided. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Dec 31, 2015

    I loved this one-shot and it makes me want to go read more of Lobster Johnson. The story is straightforward with some supernatural elements and accessible for nonreaders of the title. The story, art, and colors are great. I wasnt expecting it to be so good. If you like Hellboy and BPRD, you will like this one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 29, 2015

    Modern pulp stories are a tricky thing. Often times they come across, at best, as empty parody, or at worst, unabashed aping of previous stories. Thankfully the team behind Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis are talented enough to sidestep all those pitfalls, while making the story feel and look fresh thanks to an inspired choice of artist. Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Toni Fejzula waste no time getting to the meat of the story and then it is done before the audience is allowed time to catch its breath. The Glass Mantis is pulp done right; no frills, no grand set-up, just a cool character, some diamonds and two .45's. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Christopher Calloway Dec 29, 2015

    When visiting your local comic shop this week, I recommend trying The Lobster: Glass Mantisfrom Dark Horse Comics. Fans of Lobster Johnson and pulp heroes in general will enjoy it. It's a one and done issue that will leave readers craving more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Dec 27, 2015

    It's a solid issue. Books like this remind me that I probably should venture into this universe a bit more. Again, B.P.R.D. is my only real source of knowledge of the character. I imagine that for the regular reader, this is a bit hit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jan 5, 2016

    This story goes full on supernatural and, with spirits and diamonds both being smuggled in via glass, and the Lobster and his crew respond exactly as you'd expect – with bullets flying and punches thrown. Again, there is nothing that breaks the bold here, but the mold is enjoyable enough that you can read the issue, enjoy the hell out of it, put it down, and not worry too much about it. While that may not be what I want from all of my comics, I'm happy to get that from this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 31, 2015

    "Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis" is a good book, but I wish it had been longer, because that could have turned it into a great book. Mignola and Arcudi's story had enough plot to warrant that extra space, and getting more pages from Fejzula would have been another bonus. Still, even as a one-shot, fans of "Lobster Johnson" comics won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

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