Review: Lobster Johnson Vol. 6: A Chain Forged in Life by Mike Mignola

Cover for Lobster Johnson Vol. 6: A Chain Forged in Life by Mike MIgnola

Title: Lobster Johnson Vol. 6: A Chain Forged in Life

Author: Mike Mignola and John Arcudi

Illustrators: Troy Nixey, Dave Stewart, Peter Snejbjerg, Toni Fejzula, Stephen Green, and Ben Stenbeck

Series: Lobster Johnson #6

Pages: 144

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

In this volume, Lobster Johnson deals with a Christmas robbery, a prison break from a familiar enemy, an art museum heist, a cannibal preacher, and a zombie hitman. This was another action packed volume, with ridiculous scenarios, and cheesy lines. I loved every minute of it. 

Like all of the Lobster Johnson stories, these pulp style comics are individual stories that capture the justice the Lobster doles out. I really enjoy the pulp style, especially with Mignola and Arcudi’s story writing behind it. 

I liked that some of the stories in this volume referenced earlier characters and villains from some of the first few volumes. It was great getting to see a continuation of those battles and the changes that have happened since the first stories.

Lobster Johnson will always be one of my favorite Mignolaverse characters and I really hope they make more comics in this series, especially since they are in the pulp style and don’t really require an overall storyline. 

Goodreads / Amazon

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
  5. Volume 5: The Pirate’s Ghost and Metal Monsters of Midtown

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