Lobster Johnson, Vol. 2: The Burning Hand

Lobster Johnson Vol The Burning Hand When a tribe of dead Indians start scalping the policemen in the city Hellboy s crime fighting hero Lobster Johnson and his allies arrive to take on these foes and their gangster cronies Pulp adventu

  • Title: Lobster Johnson, Vol. 2: The Burning Hand
  • Author: Mike Mignola John Arcudi Yonci Zonjic Dave Stewart
  • ISBN: 9781616550318
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • When a tribe of dead Indians start scalping the policemen in the city, Hellboy s crime fighting hero Lobster Johnson and his allies arrive to take on these foes and their gangster cronies Pulp adventure at it s finest as Lobster Johnson takes on the Black Flame

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    1. Lobster Johnson's crime noir stomping ground isn't my favourite place in the 'Mignolaverse' (So how come you have a Lobster Johnson HeroClix piece but no other Mignolaverse pieces? Because SHUT UP! That's why!) but I really enjoyed this five part collection.The story has some nice twists and turns and a good dose of gross, so that's good, but the main reason I enjoyed this one so much was the artwork. Tonči Zonjić (anyone know how to pronounce that?) really sets the stage well; the tone is cap [...]

    2. While I gave the last Lobster Johnson story the same score, if you have to pick one, get this volume. The story is a bit better with a pulp and crime feel which makes the story a little less outlandish, though no less fun. There are a couple new interesting characters and an appearance of another familiar BPRD villain. The biggest reason why this volume is better is the art. It is absolutely fantastic and perfect for the 1930's setting. There are several action panels in this volume that are jus [...]

    3. 1932. Eine Horde von Indianern skalpiert in der Lower East Side in einer kalten Februarnacht einen Cop. Ein ungewöhnlicher Beginn für eine wirklich ungewöhnliche Kriminalgeschichte, die mit reichlich paranormalen Elementen gewürzt ist.Die Artwork des Kroaten Tonci Zonjic hat voll meinen Geschmack getroffen. Die Titelblätter der fünf hier gesammelten Hefte haben teilweise expressionistische Züge und könnten Plakate für Stummfilme sein. Die Panels sind wunderbar gezeichnet und passen gena [...]

    4. I didn't like this one as much as the first Lobster Johnson trade, but the LoJo stories are still some of my favorite Hellboy spin-offs, and this is no exception. Much more low-key than the delightfully pulpy Iron Prometheus, this one owes more to Dashiell Hammett than Fu Manchu, and is actually remarkably quotidian for a Hellboy-universe story. Artist Tonci Zonjic is well-suited to the material, and he captures the film noir style of the story perfectly. Bonus points for the Isog character just [...]

    5. This is more of a 3 1/2 star book, really. I enjoyed it, but this pulpy crime noir is not really my thing. Lots of action, fast-paced, but I read the Hellboy universe because of the folklore/mystical/occult stuff and Lobster Johnson books only tangentially get into that stuff. Mignola does a good job writing them, though.

    6. Great pulp hero stuff. Really like the artwork by Tonci Zonjic, it compliments the whole and is highly reminiscent of Mike Mignola's style.I'll have to go back and re-read the Hellboy/BPRD volumes in which he appears.

    7. Lobster Johnson is Hellboy's answer to Golden Age Batman. And Mike Mignola, having written and drawn a few Batman stories, himself, really shines here, playing with golden age tropes like heroes with calling cards, intrepid female reporters who don't take no guff, and villains more rooted in mythology than science. There are times when Mignola, and his crew of co-creators, have huge problems with pacing, but that is not the case here. Every page of this book builds to its well-earned conclusion. [...]

    8. Recording a bunch of these on the same day. I love this character and the setting. It really brings out the pulp aspects and humour of Mignola. Hints of old movies, hard boiled action movies and twisty turny dime store novels without the odd dialogue are all over these pages. Lots of fun and I am looking forward to some more of these ones.

    9. This one is much more pulpy than the previous one, and it works really well. The art is excellent. Interesting to see this particular villain show up, maybe not realized to its full potential. This one is a lot less surreal than volume 1, which isn't a good thing or a bad thing in my opinion, just a statement. It tells the pulpy vigilante story very well. Would recommend.

    10. The Lobster faces scalping ghosts, black fire demons, and 1930s gangsters! Great noir pulp fun, with an apparent Peter Lorre cameo. Not Mignola, but Tonci Zonjic does a reasonably expressionistic facsimile.

    11. This volume becomes a more straight forward crime story at least until the Black Flame and his wife show up. Bringing in the Black Flame is a brilliant way to tie the universes together. The art is better in this volume.

    12. Pretty fanfrakingtastic supernatural noir book!I love me some Lobster Johnson, simply because the name is awesome and yes he hunts monsters. I also really like it because of the setting, the noir hardboiled tone of the books. The Burning Hand is especially good.World: Yonci Zonjic, your art is amazing, it captures the hardboiled noir tone to a T, your framing, your character designs and line work are simple and stunning. Dave Stewart's colors are also insane, they look simple but give the book a [...]

    13. Lobster Johnson is a fine example of the pulp magazine hero from the 1930s and 1940s. He's a figure of darkness. His back story is unclear. He wears the same outfit all the time. He has a easily identified signature--a dark blue claw on his leather coat and a burning claw mark on the foreheads of his slain enemies. So a reader would think that the title refers to his hand, which it probably does. But it also refers to something else.Lobster Johnson lives in New York City and, in this story, deal [...]

    14. A wonderful, pulp-inspired tale mixing gang wars with the occult. Lobster Johnson is a pistol-wielding vigilante in the tradition of The Shadow. In this volume he's gunning for gang boss Arnie Wald, but when Wald barely escapes Johnson's clutches, the mobster and his Peter Lorre-inspired sidekick contracts a supernatural hit man.The killer is a ghost of a man, a skeleton wreathed in black flame which he can seemingly control with his mind. His wife is a practitioner of black magic in her own rig [...]

    15. I cant help myself.! Dipping once more into LOBSTER! I really enjoyed this one. The goofy fun of the 1930s/1940's pulps, with all the inherant cliches tossed into a blender.This arc was much better than a few other lobster runs i have read. The usual cliched elements of all lobster stories/plots just worked better here, sometimes it is a hodgepodge mess, but this is leaner and tighter. ---I think a big difference is the art wasnt as sloppy as is usually the case with Lobster stories, in fact som [...]

    16. This was a good, solid pulp noir-style story but with a bit of a supernatural twist. I guess if I had never read any of the other Mignola stuff that some if this comes from, I might not catch the significance of certain characters, but that doesn't take much much away from the story. I think the Lobster Johnson stuff in the BPRD universe is pretty fun to read. And this is a solid entry. The themes seem to center around loss. Almost like the protagonist is really having a dream about how he can't [...]

    17. "Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand" (volume 2) was just one of those graphic novels that I really didn't like that much, which in itself is a rarity when it comes to anything Mike Mignola. The first volume in the series was totally entertaining, but "The Burning Hand" just didn't seem to carry the same amount of weight. It was a weak storyline, and the characters, I thought, weren't developed enough. One awesome character added to the storyline was the villain who speaks German and manipulates b [...]

    18. Love the look and pulp feel of Mike Mignola's Lobster Johnson. And this story captures the spirit of the hero pulps in fine form. Things get going with wild west Indians riding through the streets of Manhattan, followed by the arrival of an Asian "Dragon Lady" and her mysterious husband who is more than human. The story is great fun with Lobster, guns blazing, going up against gangsters, Eastern magic, cannibals and a monster who controls the frightening black fire.The only drawback is that the [...]

    19. The look and feel of the book is strong, but there were a couple story elements that I didn't buy: (view spoiler)[First, the cold opening with the "ghost Indians" was a bit much. Then there is the capture of the Black Flame, led away in cuffs with his flaming head hung low. I guess that has to happen for story continuity with other books, but I picture the scenario like this. Car crash. Broken-hearted Black Flame stumbles away (perhaps even carrying corpse). Despite the valiant attempts, no one [...]

    20. Another brilliant volume, whilst the story and action has been toned down a bit from the previous volume this is still a really enjoyable read.Tonci Zonjic also deserves a lot of credit for his amazing art, it's subtle yet effective and quite different to a lot of other comic book artists, I'll definitely be checking out more of his work.

    21. The best thing about Lobster Johnson is his entourage. He has a full team of guys helping him who aren’t also superheroes, just regular guys. It easily makes him more likable, while still allowing him to have that shadowy badass persona. The story was fairly standard, with a regrettable spunky-reporter-girl as protagonist. I’m conflicted over the villain too. He was certainly cool and all, but lacking in any real development. Like Boba Fett or Darth Maul. But Mignola knows his pulp and has n [...]

    22. This sort of Prohibition era gangsters mixed with the supernatural is like catnip. I could eat and drink in this niche of fiction for a good long time, and I have to give it up for Tonci Zonjic's art which is just fabulous. Reminiscent of Mazzuchelli's stuff in his Batman: Year One days, it's a pleasure to read Zonjic's clear lines and his subtle, simple lines.

    23. The second volume in Mignola'sseries featuring the Pulp vigilanteLobster JohnsonA fairly straightforward story that would find itself well at home in the crime fighting stories of the 1930sA masked vigilante A bold lady reporter Plenty of gangsters to be punched and shotand even a mystical foreign beautywho commands dark magicand cannibalsIt truly has everything

    24. Great art, a story that really moves, some interesting ties to the greater Hellboy universe, two or three great twistsd a protagonist who is completely flat and uninteresting. Lobster Johnson is a nothing -- a cardboard cutout with twin .45s.

    25. What could be better than mixing the cthulhu/ sci-fi/horror pulp themes with a driven vigilante character similar to batman? The answer is nothing.

    26. Lobster Johnson seems like kind of a jerk, and maybe even a blockhead to some extent, and I think it is super cool to have a hero like that.

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