A fiery menace is turning the city into an inferno, and only Lobster Johnson and his league of crime fighters can put an end to these paranormal horrors.

* From the pages of Hellboy!

* Art by Tonci Zonjic (Who Is Jake Ellis?).

“Lobster Johnson has all the action and nostalgia that makes Hellboy fun, distilled into one glorious book.” —Comic Book Resources

Writer: Mike Mignola & John Arcudi
Artist: Tonci Zonjic
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Dave Johnson

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  1. Sweet…more Tonci Zonjic art to drool over. Just a great all-around experience so far with this series!

  2. i love pulp fiction

  3. Man, part of me really wishes that this was an ongoing, that instead of eventually getting back into Hellboy, Mignola just started writing 12 or so issues of Lobster Johnson a year.

    • i wouldn’t mind 10-12 issues of this a year.
      but i need hellboy as well. i’m actually jonesing for it right now. does anyone know when hellboy in hell is suppose to come out? i don’t know how much longer i can suffer the withdrawals.

    • The only timeline I have heard for HB in Hell is late 2012. So I’m thinkin September or so? I can’t wait either.

  4. This was another awesome issue, Tonci Zonjic just gets better each month. Love the story, the colors, everything. Allie hints in the letters page that Zonjic will draw more Mignolaverse books, and this makes me really happy.

    On a random note, wouldn’t it be cool if Darkhorse put out an anthology book that was just Pulp/Crime stories with artists like Zonjic, Francavilla, Samnee, and Phillips? I’m just saying, in case anyone from DH reads these threads. I would buy the shit out of that.

  5. Would you guys say that this series and B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Long Death are good introductions to the Mignola-verse? Or should I just stick with Hellboy and B.P.R.D. in trades?

    • I don’t think this series will spoil anything for you, but I would get caught up on BPRD trades before diving into The Long Death. You’ll understand the story more with some background on the characters.

    • I’m in the same boat as you it seems. I started picking up the trades a couple months ago and decided to jump into the issues with this and The Long Death. I’m sure I’m probably missing out on some of the subtle details on the past but I don’t feel lost at all. I say jump aboard.

  6. this story is great pulp fiction. lobster johnson himself doesn’t seem to have much personality, though. the rest of the cast are full of it(personality that is).
    one of my favorite things about this book is that the man in white smoking all the cigarettes looks just like peter lorre.

    • Dude, you’re right, it totally is Peter Lorre. His voice fits the character well too.

    • i know, right!? i’ve heard his voice since issue one and those eyes are spot on. i keep having flashbacks of “the maltese falcon”, “casablanca” and even edgar allen poe’s “tales of terror”.
      i think this is obviously on purpose (the similarity) given the time period and all. a tip of the hat to.
      fuckn’ awesome. i wouldn’t mind seeing more of that kind of thing in mignola’s pulp book. maybe a humphrey bogart or james cagney homeage could be cool.
      just a thought.

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