Lobster Johnson is back! Dark Horse Comics released Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones, a new one-shot, and it looks like the undead are restless… again!

LOBSTER JOHNSON: GARDEN OF BONES
Writer: John Arcudi and Mike Mignola
Artist: Stephen Green
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Clem Robins
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99

Previously in Lobster Johnson: Lobster Johnson was able to bring down the Metal Monsters of Midtown, and how gone back into the shadows, waiting for the next big adventure.

NEVER BRING A GUN TO A ZOMBIE FIGHT

When local gangster and mob enforcer, Benny Jeunot went down, everyone thought he was gone for good. That is until he started killing police officers. Lobster Johnson and Harry McTell know something is up and head to the cemetery to find out once and for all if the dead are walking again. Turns out, the dead are awake and are under the control of three Fimbakonu priests. A couple of fights later, and Lobster Johnson is able to serve up justice (which means the bad guys are all dead).

Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones is a very quick read. Faster than I thought it would be for a one-shot story. I think the reason for the quick pace is due to two major fight scenes in the issue – one between Johnson and zombie Jeunot in the grave yard, and an all out brawl to end it all between the team of Johnson and Tell, and a horde of zombies in a crypt deep beneath the cemetery. Though I do enjoy pulp stories that have a natural explanation for the supernatural goings on, the world Mike Mignola has created works best when Voodoo and Fimbakonu are real. Here, Tell explains the how and why to take down the undead, and it works – if follows rules, and having a set of rules that are adhered to throughout a long running series make the world seem even more believable.

HOW TO TAKE DOWN A CHOMBO

Stephen Green’s art in this book is exactly what I expect to see in a Lobster Johnson tale. Dark grave yards, scary monsters, and evil forces conspiring to kill, are made even more intense with Green at the helm. Dave Stewart continues to bring continuity to the bigger world of Hellboy with his excellent coloring in this issue. One of the highlights happens during the flashback sequence where Stewart gives everything a red hue that contrasts with the dark blues of present day. Throw in a lot of undead and gun play, and the issue becomes a real page turner.

BOTTOM LINE: WORTH IT

Though you know the heroes are going to survive, Arcudi and Mignola know how to spin the tale to bring tension and fear to the reading experience. This is a one-shot so you aren’t committing to anything going forward, but I believe if this is your first experience with the pulpy horror tales of Lobster Johnson, you’ll be back for more. Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones is a worth picking up and reading right before you go to bed.

Lobster Johnson is back! Dark Horse Comics released Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones, a new one-shot, and it looks like the undead are restless... again! LOBSTER JOHNSON: GARDEN OF BONES Writer: John Arcudi and Mike Mignola Artist: Stephen Green Colorist: Dave Stewart Letterer: Clem Robins Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Cover Price: $3.99 Previously in Lobster Johnson: Lobster Johnson was able to bring down the Metal Monsters of Midtown, and how gone back into the shadows, waiting for the next big adventure. NEVER BRING A GUN TO A ZOMBIE FIGHT When local gangster and mob enforcer, Benny Jeunot went down, everyone…
Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones is a worth picking up and reading right before you go to bed.

Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones

Writing
Art
Coloring

WORTH IT

Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones is a worth picking up and reading right before you go to bed.

User Rating: 5 ( 1 votes)

At Major Spoilers, we strive to create original content that you find interesting and entertaining. If you would like to support our efforts, please become a patron today.
Previous post

Retro Review: Fantastic Comics #1 (December 1939)

Next post

[Preview] The Wicked Righteous #1

No Comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...