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Mike Mignola’s JOE GOLEM: FLESH AND BLOOD #1 Returns to the Drowned City (Exclusive Preview)

Mike Mignola’s JOE GOLEM: FLESH AND BLOOD #1 Returns to the Drowned City (Exclusive Preview)

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and his frequent writing partner, Christopher Golden, are revisiting the alternate world of Joe Golem: Occult Detective with the new miniseries Flesh and Blood. While Joe Golem stands apart from the Hellboy universe, it does take place in the alternate timeline of Mignola and Golden’s Baltimore, where New York was nearly submerged in the ’30s by a cataclysmic event. Thirty years later, Joe Golem solves supernatural cases as private investigator in “the Drowned City,” alongside his partner, the seemingly immortal Simon Church.

Joe Golem didn’t get that name by chance. He was quite literally a golem who suddenly came to life in 1955 without any clear idea of who or what he was. However, Joe has been plagued by memories and dreams that tease his true nature and purpose. And in our exclusive preview from the first issue, we see that Joe’s friend, Lori, has been experiencing similar memory flashes as well.

For Joe Golem: Occult Detective – Flesh and Blood, Mignola and Golden are once again joined by artist Patric Reynolds and colorist Dave Stewart.

Flesh and Blood is exactly the kind of story Mike Mignola and I wanted to make room for when we created the Joe Golem series,” said Golden, while speaking to Nerdist. “It’s a standalone, two-part supernatural mystery, the perfect thing for an occult detective to stumble into. It’s tragic and weird and once again lavishly illustrated by the remarkable Patric Reynolds. At the same time, the evolution of Joe Golem continues, as he comes closer to the truth than ever, and as Mr. Church crosses a line to make sure it stays out of reach. Now that it’s been revealed that Baltimore and Joe Golem are part of a Shared Universe…you never know what’s going to happen next, or what we have planned down the line.”

You can find a few additional preview pages in our gallery below. Joe Golem: Occult Detective – Flesh and Blood #1 will be released on Wednesday, December 20, in comic book stores everywhere.

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Images: Dark Horse Comics

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