Review: Lobster Johnson Vol. 3: Satan Smells a Rat by Mike Mignola

Cover for Lobster Johnson Vol. 3 Satan Smells a Rat by Mike Mignola

Title: Lobster Johnson Vol. 3: Satan Smells a Rat

Author: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi

Illustrator: Kevin Nowlan, Sebastian Fiumara, Wilfredo Torres, Tonci Zonjic, Joe Querio, Dave Stewart

Series: Lobster Johnson #3

Pages: 152

3 stars out of 5
3 stars – I liked it

In this volume, Lobster Johnson takes on a Nazi-filled zeppelin, an assassin with an army of monkeys, and an Egyptian high priestess. 

This was an interesting collection of pulp stories because it had very diverse villains. I liked the stories in this one, but I didn’t enjoy them as much as I have previous volumes. I think part of the problem is I felt some of the stories just abruptly end. They needed more development. 

Lobster Johnson is still a ridiculously great antihero and I still really enjoy watching him kick ass. The artwork was wonderful, as always. This series has some of my favorite artwork from the Mignolaverse comics (at least from what I have read.) I can’t wait to see what shenanigans the Lobster will get into next. 

Goodreads / Amazon

Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. Volume 1: The Iron Prometheus
  2. Volume 2: The Burning Hand

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