49 days until Hellboy Day - The Lobster

49 days until Hellboy Day - The Lobster

The Lobster (Johnson). Who is he? Simple. Justice.

The  Lobster  is, to us,  a legend and  a myth. In reality he was, however, a  living vigilante working  to fight the rise of mob activity  and crime. He gained his name from his  signature: a claw mark left on his victim’s  foreheads, which he seared in using a branding device  on his palm.

As  a child,  Hellboy was  absolutely obsessed  with The Lobster, who  had been serialized in a  pulp style comic based around  his image (although it was not  particularly accurate to its real  life counterpart). Hellboy would later  go on to meet The Lobster’s ghost during  the events of Conqueror Worm.

Despite  his eventual  involvement with  the US government,  The Lobster still remained  a myth and a work of fiction  to most people including the B.P.R.D.  Johan Kraus, the ectoplasmic projection  of a spirit medium (don’t worry, we’ll cover  him later), would eventually get hijacked by the  spirit of the Lobster who temporarily aided the B.P.R.D  until his spirit was finally able to find peace. That peace, was the endless murder of Nazi soldiers.

Not  much is  known about  The Lobster as  a person. He keeps  his identity an absolute  secret and never takes off  his mask. He works with several associates, has a secret base, and is very good at murder. Sometimes, too good.



Places to see The Lobster in the Mignolaverse:

Hellboy:

Conqueror Worm


B.P.R.D.:

Night Train

Killing Ground

The Black Goddess

King of Fear


Other Series:

Lobster Johnson (all)


Film:

Blood and Iron

Hellboy (2019)

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