The Burning Hand

The Burning Hand 1
Written by Mike Mignola
John Arcudi
Illustrated by Tonci Zonjic
Colored by Dave Stewart
Lettered by Clem Robins
Edited by Scott Allie
Originally Published in Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand #1–5
Internal Numbering Lobster Johnson #6–10
Date Published January–May 2012
Trade Paperback Lobster Johnson – Volume 2: The Burning Hand

The story takes place early in the Lobster's career as a crime fighter in the 1930s.

Publication HistoryEdit

The five issue mini-series was published from January to May 2012. The series featured covers by Dave Johnson and Year of Monsters variant covers by Mike Mignola for #1 and #4.


Part OneEdit

When a tribe of phantom Indians start scalping policemen, Hellboy's crime-fighting hero Lobster Johnson and his allies arrive to take on these foes and their gangster cronies!

Part TwoEdit

With a city swamped in dead gangsters with claws branded into their foreheads, mob boss Arnie Wald seeks the assistance of a deadly mystic and her strange partner to take down the vigilante known as Lobster Johnson.

Part ThreeEdit

A fiery menace is turning the city into an inferno, and only Lobster Johnson and his league of crime fighters can put an end to these paranormal horrors.

Part FourEdit

As dead gangsters bloody the floor of his secret hideout, crime fighter Lobster Johnson goes head to head with a powerful German undead—The Black Flame.

Part FiveEdit

Lobster Johnson blasts his way through an army of mad sewer cannibals in order to get to the greedy mob boss Arnie Wald.


Lobster Johnson Publication Order
Preceded by
The Iron Prometheus
The Burning Hand
Followed by
Tony Masso's Finest Hour

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