A retro-past. A dystopian present. A hard-boiled mystery. And monsters.
Look, I know it’s November. I know we’re post Halloween 2015 and that we should have our minds set on the relentlessly upcoming holiday season, but like Kit Kat and Coffee Crisp chocolate bars, how can you possibly get enough this kind of stuff? It’s the fodder for great comic books and Dark Horse Comics, publisher of some of the best comic book around, has got another title that should turn your head.
And, beyond the intriguing story, it’s got one of the premiere names in the industry attached to it.
Follow me after the jump for all the info on amazingly-titled Joe Golem: Occult Detective #1!
Joe Golem: Occult Detective #1
Written by: Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
Illustrated by: Patric Reynolds
Published by: Dark Horse Comics
The character of Joe Golem actually got his start a few years ago. In 2013, publisher St. Martin’s Griffin released the illustrated novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City. Written by best-selling author Christopher Golden (The Myth Hunters, of Saints and Shadows, Baltimore) and acclaimed comic book writer and illustrator Mike Mignola (Baltimore and all things Hellboy) the intriguing story can be seen as an immediate entry chapter into a series of tales, full of possibility. Here we have New York City in the early twentieth century, where Lower Manhattan in submerged in over thirty feet of water due to earthquakes and rising sea levels. Much of the Big Apple, renamed the Drowning City, is now like a dystopian Venice, full of canals, scavengers, water rats and poor people. Here is the origin of Joe Golem!
Joe Golem: Occult Detective #1 begins a new adventure that ties into that original novel. As a five-issue, monthly mini-series, Joe investigates the disappearance of children who have been pulled down into the murky waters of the canals by a terrifying creature!
If you’re into the Hellboy series of comics and films, or tales of monsters, the occult or hard-boiled fiction, Joe Golem: Occult Detective is for you. Make the run to your local comic book shop today and pick up the first issue!
You can check out a sneak preview of the first issue right here.