May 26, 2016

A Review: LOBSTER JOHNSON: METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of LOBSTER JOHNSON: METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN #1 from Dark Horse Comics. Mike Mignola and John Arcudi write, Tonci Zonjic draws, Dave Stewart colors, and Clem Robins letters.

A pair of giant robots are rampaging through Times Square, smashing the front of a bank. Police bullets are having no effect, but the Lobster is quickly on the scene. His grenade launcher doesn’t help much either, but the robots leave. Round two happens the next night, and the Lobster has a couple of tricks up his sleeve by then.

The Lobster is a great character, and it’s always fun to see him in action. He’s a normal guy (though an impressively tough one) in a world with supernatural horrors. And yet he keeps fighting, with the help of his group of associates. The stories, including this one, always push him to his limits, and the art is always top-notch (I especially like the detail in the robots).

If you’re into the quiet vigilante types who fight evil however they can, or if you think you might like to check one out, this book is a great place to start.

LOBSTER JOHNSON: METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN #1 is available now at your FLCS or at darkhorse.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )

A Review: ROBYN HOOD 2016 ANNUAL

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of ROBYN HOOD 2016 ANNUAL from Zenescope Entertainment. The story is by Pat Shand, with art by Larry Watts, colors by Slamet Mujiono, and lettering by Jim Campbell.

It’s Marian and Sam’s wedding day, and Robyn is facing an uncertain future. Unfortunately the past is coming back to haunt her; both figuratively and literally. Who of her many enemies want to ruin the ceremony? More important, is Robyn ready to be on her own once again (assuming she survives the day)?

Very satisfactory end to Pat Shand’s run on this title. A lot of old friends and enemies (both alive and dead) are back to end this series; with a nice mix of action, humor, and drama. Frankly, I’m sad that Shan leave this book, but excited to see what the new creative team has in store for Robyn. This has been a great series. If you have been curious about this book, this annual will inspire you to get the other issues (or the trades).

ROBYN HOOD 2016 ANNUAL is in stores now, or available for ordering at www.zenescope.com.