Felicitations to Mike Mignola today on his birthday–we hope it's a good one. In celebration, we're bringing you readers an exclusive trade cover reveal of his upcoming five part comic series with Christopher Golden, Joe Golem: Occult Detective. Joe Golem spins out of the prose incarnation of the character we find in Mignola and Golden's novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City. Joe Golem will be arriving in November. Art for the series will be by Patric Reynolds with colors by Dave Stewart.
The cover to the trade paperback, revealed below, is by Dave Palumbo, who will also be the cover artist on the series.
The new series takes place prior to the events of the illustrated novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City. Set forty years after an earthquake leaves Lower Manhattan partly submerged under 30 feet of water, Joe Golem must hunt a horrifying creature that is pulling children into the depths of the city's canals.
The series will take place outside the Mignolaverse in a much grittier more modern "mid-twentieth century New York", according to the publisher.
Look out for more coverage on Joe Golem here on Bleeding Cool!
And Happy Birthday, Mike! Thanks for all the great stories over the years.
Joe Golem: Occult Detective #1 arrives on November 4th: