6.22.2008

Review of Lobster Johnson: The Iron Prometheus


I just finished reading, LOBSTER JOHNSON: The Iron Prometheus , the trade paperback that I picked up last week at the comic shop. Ever since my best buddy Joe G. got me hooked on Hellboy many years ago, I've come back for more. In the last few years I've devowered every B.P.R.D. (that's the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense) story, which are all set in the samer errie world as Hellboy and I've waited patiently for the return of my favorite pulp character - Lobster Johnson. [Yes, that is my Lobster Johnson heroclix in the photo].



In Iron Prometheus, we follow Lobster on the trail of evildoers in 1937 New York and New Jersey. There are mad scientists, the beginnings of the Nazi regime, and a powerful metallic suit energized by a mysterious force. Only Lobster Johnson and his team can help an average Joe find the girl and evade the darkest evil.

I think that the Hellboy series spin-offs like B.P.R.D. and this book focusing on Lobster Johnson are some of the best kept secrets in comics. The stories are so good and include exciting bits of myth, folklore, gothic horror and everything else that makes for good scary reading. I can't get enough of them.

Now if I could only find the time to play heroclix. That's another post. Although it was fun sifting through them, as I tried to find Lobster to make a cameo in this post photo. I think I need to get out of this room. It's been a long day.

2 comments:

Regina said...

Hi Jay -

Very cool site. I haven't read a comic in quite some time but your review of Lobster Johnson is intriguing. The last comic or "graphic novel" I read was Maus I - a popular read. I actually used Maus in an English Comp class discussing visual literacy and critical reading. It went over quite well.

In any case...good to see you are writing. Keep it up!

G

Jayf44 said...

Gina-
Thanks for the comment and it is excellent to hear you used Maus in class, I just recently met Art S. at an art festival, he was such a nice guy.
If you ever need other recommendations to use as part of a class let me know.
Take care and thanks for taking a look!