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Lobster Johnson: The Prayer of Neferu – Advance Comic Book Review


Lobster Johnson - Prayer of NeferuFor those of you who aren’t familiar with Lobster Johnson, you are missing out. First introduced about a decade ago in the pages of Hellboy, Lobster Johnson is the coolest, silliest thing Mike Mignola ever created. One or two of you might argue that the The Amazing Screw-on Head is sillier and cooler. The rest of you should check that one out, too. Lobster Johnson is a pulp hero from the ’30s, who does the same kind of work that Hellboy does. He shoots and punches monsters without worrying too much about the origins or motivations they might have.

So, the problem that I have as a reviewer here is that either the image to the right and the brief description has you completely sold, or nothing will. I could argue that my job here isn’t to tell you if this book is good (It is.), but to tell you that it exists. (It does.)

The book begins with the incomparable Lobster Johnson on the trail of a missing mummy. As he cuts a swath through the criminal underworld, he uncovers a sinister plot. Everything here works beautifully. The action could carry a totally normal comic. The setting and villain both feel like they were taken perfectly seriously. The book as a whole is just silly and fun. I cannot recommend this one enough.

Five Vengeful Crustaceans out of Five.



Ben Rhodes, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor


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