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    Mike Mignola and Katii O'Brien teased some Lobster Johnson plans for 2022 in a short interview with Forbes.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshwei...r-johnson/amp/

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    I wish there were plans for 2021...

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    Quote Originally Posted by miguel1984 View Post
    Mike Mignola and Katii O'Brien teased some Lobster Johnson plans for 2022 in a short interview with Forbes.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshwei...r-johnson/amp/
    Apr 1, 2021, 11:00am EST

    Face The Claw...Of Justice! Mike Mignola Teases Future Plans For Lobster Johnson

    Josh Weiss - Contributor - Hollywood & Entertainment

    The salt water tank of vigilantism is far from empty, folks. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Dark Horse Comics will once again be pinching crime in the buttocks with brand-new stories centered around the violent pulp and noir-inspired hero known as Lobster Johnson (aka “The Lobster” or “LoJo”).

    “There are a couple of Lobster Johnson things in the early planning stages. Very early, so that’s as much of a tease as you’re going to get,” Mignola exclusively tells Forbes Entertainment during an interview about the forthcoming Hellboy omnibus box set.

    “We are working on some plans for LoJo, there will be fresh versions of the older material as well as some newer stories in the works,” adds Dark Horse editor Katii O’Brien. “We are far from done with him, and readers can expect to see some Lobster Johnson in the next year!”

    An influential role model for a growing Hellboy, Johnson first scuttled onto the scene in 1999’s Hellboy: Box of Evil #1. The semi-apocryphal figure was famous for battling monsters, and Nazis in Depression-era Manhattan. He’s basically Mignola’s ode to Captain America with a bloody twist of Quentin Tarantino thrown into the mix (imagine if Steve Rogers burned a red hot lobster claw insignia into the foreheads of his vanquished foes, and you’ve got the picture).

    The Lobster’s career came to an end when he was killed during a raid on a German science outpost in Austria. Nevertheless, he later appeared to Hellboy as a ghost.

    Over the last two decades, LoJo has received his very own standalone adventures like The Iron Prometheus, The Burning Hand, Satan Smells a Rat, Get the Lobster, A Chained Forged in Life and The Pirate's Ghost and Metal Monsters of Midtown. In addition, he was the subject of a 2009 prose novel, The Satan Factory, written by Thomas E. Sniegoski.

    “The trick with the character is to keep him relatively low key, and that's great because then you can actually do stories about crime,” Mignola said in a 2013 interview with Comic Book Resources. “The fact that he is still regarded as a mythical, 'Was he real or not?' character means you're forced to maintain a certain mystery about him.”

    The mysterious character made his live-action debut in 2019’s big screen Hellboy reboot, where he was played in a World War II flashback by Thomas Haden Church.

    “The costume for Lobster Johnson is spot-on, or 99 percent exactly what was in the comic,” Mignola remarked to Vulture around the time of the film’s release. “That’s taken a lot of getting used to, seeing my work so represented on screen. So that was pretty cool.”
    I do get nervous when articles have an "April 1" dateline to them . . .

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    "Ode to Captain America"? When will The Shadow get the respect he deserves, smh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by the illustrious mr. kenway View Post
    That can be complicated depending on when the Torch was last in action (and if John Byrne would sign off on it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by miguel1984 View Post
    Mike Mignola and Katii O'Brien teased some Lobster Johnson plans for 2022 in a short interview with Forbes.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshwei...r-johnson/amp/
    Apr 1, 2021, 11:00am EST

    Face The Claw...Of Justice! Mike Mignola Teases Future Plans For Lobster Johnson

    Josh Weiss - Contributor - Hollywood & Entertainment

    The salt water tank of vigilantism is far from empty, folks. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Dark Horse Comics will once again be pinching crime in the buttocks with brand-new stories centered around the violent pulp and noir-inspired hero known as Lobster Johnson (aka “The Lobster” or “LoJo”).

    “There are a couple of Lobster Johnson things in the early planning stages. Very early, so that’s as much of a tease as you’re going to get,” Mignola exclusively tells Forbes Entertainment during an interview about the forthcoming Hellboy omnibus box set.

    “We are working on some plans for LoJo, there will be fresh versions of the older material as well as some newer stories in the works,” adds Dark Horse editor Katii O’Brien. “We are far from done with him, and readers can expect to see some Lobster Johnson in the next year!”

    An influential role model for a growing Hellboy, Johnson first scuttled onto the scene in 1999’s Hellboy: Box of Evil #1. The semi-apocryphal figure was famous for battling monsters, and Nazis in Depression-era Manhattan. He’s basically Mignola’s ode to Captain America with a bloody twist of Quentin Tarantino thrown into the mix (imagine if Steve Rogers burned a red hot lobster claw insignia into the foreheads of his vanquished foes, and you’ve got the picture).

    The Lobster’s career came to an end when he was killed during a raid on a German science outpost in Austria. Nevertheless, he later appeared to Hellboy as a ghost.

    Over the last two decades, LoJo has received his very own standalone adventures like The Iron Prometheus, The Burning Hand, Satan Smells a Rat, Get the Lobster, A Chained Forged in Life and The Pirate's Ghost and Metal Monsters of Midtown. In addition, he was the subject of a 2009 prose novel, The Satan Factory, written by Thomas E. Sniegoski.

    “The trick with the character is to keep him relatively low key, and that's great because then you can actually do stories about crime,” Mignola said in a 2013 interview with Comic Book Resources. “The fact that he is still regarded as a mythical, 'Was he real or not?' character means you're forced to maintain a certain mystery about him.”

    The mysterious character made his live-action debut in 2019’s big screen Hellboy reboot, where he was played in a World War II flashback by Thomas Haden Church.

    “The costume for Lobster Johnson is spot-on, or 99 percent exactly what was in the comic,” Mignola remarked to Vulture around the time of the film’s release. “That’s taken a lot of getting used to, seeing my work so represented on screen. So that was pretty cool.”
    2022 still seems so far away . . .

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    Is there any plans for any Lobster Johnson Omnibus collections?
    Some TPB volumes are impossible to find.
    Currently Reading:
    BPRD Omnis, Berserk Deluxe Editions, Hickman's X-Men, Milligan's Shade the Changing Man, League of Extraordinary Gentleman Omni, Vertigo Hellblazer trades
    Current issues of Savage Dragon and Spawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destro777 View Post
    Is there any plans for any Lobster Johnson Omnibus collections?
    Some TPB volumes are impossible to find.
    It might also be interesting if they had a collected edition specifically of the Lobster Johnson-related appearances that were in B.P.R.D..

    (In case people aren't getting ALL of the B.P.R.D. collections)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destro777 View Post
    Is there any plans for any Lobster Johnson Omnibus collections?
    Some TPB volumes are impossible to find.
    Nothing concrete. They will happen eventually, but the series is written out of chronological order, and some of the earliest stories haven't even been written yet. The omnibuses will collect the series in chronological order.

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