By Danica Davidson
“Joe Golem and the Drowning City,” a new novel from Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, is going to get its own limited edition hardcover release. Dark Horse, the company publishing it, is only going to be printing 1,000 copies of this edition, and its release date is September 26.
You don’t need to buy the limited edition to read the book, but it’s the limited edition that has the cool extras. There will be special illustrations in it from Mignola and a signature plate with autographs from both Mignola and Golden. Bookworms take heed: it will also include the story “Joe Golem and the Copper Girl” which has not been published before.
In “Joe Golem and the Drowning City,” Molly is an assistant to the psychic Orlov, but then Orlov is mysteriously kidnapped and Molly just manages to escape. Looking for help, she finds Simon Church (a detective from the Victoria Era who is magically still alive) and Church’s assistant, Joe.
“Joe and his world are made up of all those things I love: crumbling ruins, strange Victorian devices, and unknowable supernatural forces,” said 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 special edition will run for $99.99.