Dark Horse has just announced that they will be releasing a very limited edition of Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden’s illustrated novel, Joe Golem and the Drowning City. They will only be releasing 1000 copies, each will be signed by the duo, and for the low price of $99.99 it can be yours! The deluxe edition will also feature original artwork by Mignola as well as the never before seen story, Joe Golem and the Copper Girl.
The series follows Molly McHugh who has found herself in quite a bit of trouble with a mysterious cult. She finds help in the form of a Victorian automaton detective and his sidekick Joe. For anyone who knows the myth of the Golem, or for lovers of YA fiction, this is an absolute pleasure, even if you don’t go for the deluxe edition. Read on for the skinny…
In conjunction with the release of Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden’s latest collaboration earlier this week, and Mignola’s appearance at this weekend’s World Horror Convention, Dark Horse is pleased to announce a limited-edition hardcover release of Joe Golem and the Drowning City.
After a séance gone horribly wrong, strange men wearing gas masks and rubber suits abduct the aging psychic Orlov the Conjuror, sending his young assistant Molly McHugh racing through the canals of a submerged Manhattan. As Molly flees her captors through a sunken city full of scavengers, her one hope comes in the form of two strange men: Simon Church, a Victorian-era detective kept alive by clockwork gears and magic, and his assistant, Joe, whose mysterious past is hinted at in dreams of stone and witches.
“Joe and his world are made up of all those things I love: crumbling ruins, strange Victorian devices, and unknowable supernatural forces,” said cocreator Mike Mignola. “These are the very same elements that went into the creation of Hellboy, but here hammered into different shape and relocated to New York City. Hellboy is Joe’s country cousin.”
The deluxe limited-edition collection features multiple illustrations by Hellboy artist Mike Mignola, as well as a signature plate signed by both Mignola and Golden, and is presented in a handsome slipcase. Additionally, only the Dark Horse edition will feature the previously unpublished story “Joe Golem and the Copper Girl.”
The deluxe hardcover edition of Joe Golem and the Drowning City will be released in an extremely limited edition of only 1,000 copies on September 26, and will retail for $99.99.