Lobster Johnson : Metal Monsters of Midtown #2 Early Review
Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: Tonci Zonjic
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: June 29, 2016
Rating: 9 out of 10
Synopsis: Lobster Johnson and the crew return in a three issue mini-series full of metal mayhem!
Our Thoughts: After a series of one-shots, Lobster fans can rejoice at the prospects of a new mini-series! This series picks up directly after the events of “The Forgotten Man” and it throws the reader into the deep end of the pool, in the middle of a showdown between the police, LJ, and giant robots. Fans of the Mignolaverse have a lot of titles to choose from these days, but Lobster Johnson is consistently the most fun. Arcudi does an excellent job of working with the pulp hero and science fiction/horror motifs of the era that the book is set in, yet they are always filtered through a modern storyteller’s lens. The Hemingway via Lester Dent dialogue and tough demeanor are ever present, as are the lovable and less hard-boiled supporting cast.