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The Burning Hand is a five-issue miniseries that takes place early in the Lobster's career, in 1932.

Publication History

The miniseries 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 One

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 Two

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 Three

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 Four

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 Five

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

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