Back in 2015, Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden brought their creation, Joe Golem, to comics with a five issue miniseries that transported readers to an alternate timeline where most of the lower part of Manhattan has been permanently submerged under water. In “the Drowning City,” Joe Golem is an unlikely hero…who may have actually been a Golem! Joe’s past may be murky, but he’s the occult detective that this city needs.
CraveOnline is proud to exclusively announced that Mignola and Golden are reteaming with artist Patric Reynolds and colorist Dave Stewart for a new five-issue Joe Golem miniseries beginning in May. As before, the miniseries will feature two different and distinct stories.
Joe Golem Occult Detective: The Outer Dark #1
Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Patric Reynolds (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)
“Two years after he killed a child-snatching monster and stopped an undead takeover in the Drowning City, occult detective Joe Golem searches for a man with superhuman strength who is attacking citizens under orders from the otherworldly voices in his head. But Joe has his own demons to wrestle with. . .”
“Joe Golem: Occult Detective takes place in a truly strange world full of characters Mike Mignola and I are always thrilled to get back to,” explained Golden. “Our private detective fights monsters, while his love life and his identity are plagued by missing memories and dreams about living centuries ago as an actual golem. He’s guided by a Victorian detective kept alive with magic and weird mechanisms, but this mentor is also hiding the truth about Joe’s past. The Outer Dark #1 launches Volume Two of the series, which will again be five issues broken down into two arcs, illustrated again by Patric Reynolds, who brings this flooded alternate history version of New York to life in a way that astonishes on every page. Joe’s world is bigger than readers think, but they’re going to see that very soon, and I can’t wait!”
Joe Golem Occult Detective: The Outer Dark #1 will be released on Wednesday, May 31 in comic book stores everywhere.
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