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Joe Golem is a novel and comic book series created by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden. It began with a promotional short story, Joe Golem and the Copper Girl, followed by an illustrated novel, Joe Golem and the Drowning City in 2012, both published by St. Martin's Press. The series was expanded as a comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics from 2015 to present.

Joe Golem
Joe Golem and the Drowning City (St Martins Press edition).jpg
The cover for St. Martin's Press release of the original novel
DateMarch 27, 2012 (novel)
November 4, 2015 – Present (comics)
PublisherSt. Martin's Press, Dark Horse Comics
Creative team
WritersMike Mignola
Christopher Golden
ArtistsMike Mignola
Patric Reynolds
Peter Bergting
LettererClem Robins
ColoristDave Stewart
Michelle Madsen
EditorScott Allie
Katii O'Brien
Original publication
LanguageEnglish

The series follows Joe Golem, an occult detective in New York City during the 1960s and '70s. The Joe Golem series is set in the same universe as Baltimore.

Contents

ComicsEdit

In 2015 Dark Horse Comics began the comic series Joe Golem: Occult Detective. The first ten issues were set in the decade preceding the events of the original novel, while the next ten retell the novel. Joe Golem is a series of miniseries, with each miniseries having its own numbering, but each issue also has an ongoing overall numbering on the inside front cover.

IssuesEdit

Number
in Series
Issue Release Date Arc Story Art Colors Cover
1 #1 November 4, 2015[1] The Rat Catcher Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Patric Reynolds Dave Stewart Dave Palumbo
2 #2 December 2, 2015[2]
3 #3 January 6, 2016[3]
4 #1 February 3, 2016[4] The Sunken Dead Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Patric Reynolds Dave Stewart Dave Palumbo
5 #2 March 2, 2016[5]
6 #1 May 31, 2017[6] The Outer Dark Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Patric Reynolds Dave Stewart Dave Palumbo
7 #2 June 28, 2017[7]
8 #3 July 26, 2017[8]
9 #1 December 20, 2017[9] Flesh and Blood Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Patric Reynolds Dave Stewart Dave Palumbo
10 #2 January 31, 2018[10]
11 #1 September 12, 2018[11] The Drowning City Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Peter Bergting Michelle Madsen Dave Palumbo
12 #2 October 10, 2018[12]
13 #3 November 14, 2018[13]
14 #4 December 12, 2018[14]
15 #5 January 9, 2019[15]
16 #1 May 15, 2019[16] The Conjurors Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Peter Bergting Michelle Madsen Dave Palumbo
17 #2 June 12, 2019[17]
18 #3 July 17, 2019[18]
19 #4 August 14, 2019[19]
20 #5 September 18, 2019[20]

Collected editionsEdit

The comic book series has been collected in hardcover volumes.

Volume Title Collects Special Features Published ISBN
1 The Rat Catcher
and The Sunken Dead
  • The Rat Catcher
  • The Sunken Dead
July 20, 2016 9781616559649
2 The Outer Dark
  • The Outer Dark
  • Flesh and Blood
May 23, 2018 9781506703954
3 The Drowning City
  • The Drowning City
June 19, 2019 9781506709451
4 The Conjurors
  • The Conjurors
February 19, 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Rat Catcher #1". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  2. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Rat Catcher #2". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  3. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Rat Catcher #3". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  4. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Sunken Dead #1". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  5. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Sunken Dead #2". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  6. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Outer Dark #1". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  7. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Outer Dark #2". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  8. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Outer Dark #3". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  9. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—Flesh and Blood #1". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  10. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—Flesh and Blood #2". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  11. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Drowning City #1". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  12. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Drowning City #2". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  13. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Drowning City #3". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  14. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Drowning City #4". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  15. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Drowning City #5". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  16. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Conjurors #1". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  17. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Conjurors #2". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  18. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Conjurors #3". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  19. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Conjurors #4". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.
  20. ^ "Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Conjurors #5". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics.