Review: Lobster Johnson Vol. 5: The Pirate’s Ghost and Metal Monsters of Midtown by Mike Mignola

Cover for Lobster Johnson Vol. 5 The Pirate's Ghost and Metal Monsters of Midtown by Mike Mignola

Title: Lobster Johnson Vol. 5: The Pirate’s Ghost and Metal Monsters of Midtown

Author: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi

Illustrator and Colorist: Tonic Zonjic, Dave Stewart

Series: Lobster Johnson #5

Pages: 168

4 stars out of five
4 stars – It was really good

This volume is two separate stories. One about three indestructible robots with mysterious motives and another about a pirate ship and its ghost. 

This was a wild and fun volume. Both stories were over the top, filled with action, suspense, with a little bit of love and heartbreak splashed in there. Of the two, I think the pirate story is my favorite. It was action packed and the ghost was very interesting. It also gives us more questions about the Lobsters origins, which I hope get solved in the next volume. 

What really sold this volume for me though was the artwork. Tonci Zonjic did an amazing job with all the panels for these two stories. He really knows how to bring to live the Lobster and all the villains. Also, Dave Stewart’s coloring works wonderfully with Zonjic’s art. 

I highly recommend this series if you love comics with great fight scenes and an over the top anti-hero. 

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Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. Volume 1: The Iron Prometheus
  2. Volume 2: The Burning Hand
  3. Volume 3: Satan Smells a Rat
  4. Volume 4: Get the Lobster

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