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
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.
Previous books and reviews for the series:
- Volume 1: The Iron Prometheus
- Volume 2: The Burning Hand
- Volume 3: Satan Smells a Rat
- Volume 4: Get the Lobster
- Volume 5: The Pirate’s Ghost and Metal Monsters of Midtown