Joe Golem: Occult Detective, Vol. 1: The Rat Catcher and the Sunken Dead

Joe Golem Occult Detective Vol The Rat Catcher and the Sunken Dead Forty years after disaster left Lower Manhattan submerged in thirty feet of water the Drowning City has taken a turn for the weird and Joe Golem is there to investigate A mysterious and terrifying c

  • Title: Joe Golem: Occult Detective, Vol. 1: The Rat Catcher and the Sunken Dead
  • Author: Mike Mignola Christopher Golden Patric Reynolds Dave Stewart David Palumbo
  • ISBN: 9781616559649
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Forty years after disaster left Lower Manhattan submerged in thirty feet of water, the Drowning City has taken a turn for the weird, and Joe Golem is there to investigate A mysterious and terrifying creature has been snatching children and pulling them into the depths of the canals, and those that drowned in the floods are coming back to the surface alive Collects the fiForty years after disaster left Lower Manhattan submerged in thirty feet of water, the Drowning City has taken a turn for the weird, and Joe Golem is there to investigate A mysterious and terrifying creature has been snatching children and pulling them into the depths of the canals, and those that drowned in the floods are coming back to the surface alive Collects the five issue miniseries.

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    1. Joe Golem is the result of a very unique vision by Mignola. Joe is a detective/PI and he is a Golem.Raised by a priest to combat witches, something that is hardwired into his system, in "modern" times he is a more human construct. The setting is a noir version of 1960's New York. Except this New York has fallen victim to an earthquake and rising seas. Known as the Drowining City it has a curious mixture of the noir genre with dystopian styles. Very interesting.There is an aura of mystery between [...]

    2. Mignola has created another intriguing supernatural world. The Drowning City is Manhattan, 30 years ago lower Manhattan was flooded that is now similar to Venice. Joe Golem is a noirish detective investigating the supernatural with his mentor Mr. Church. He also dreams of a golem in 15th century Croatia hunting witches. Contained within are 2 separate stories, the first investigating a creature stealing children, taking them into the water. In the second Joe and Mr. Church take on zombies. I can [...]

    3. I received this from Edelweiss and Dark Horse Comics in exchange for an honest review. This was pretty good, mixing a good NY noir with an occult backdrop. This volume explores Joe Golem, not-sidekick to master-PI Simon Church. Joe is now the eyes and ears of the business, and investigates some missing children and an occultic mystery. The plotting was good, and I'm interested to see how Joe's dreams impact him. The artwork captures the noir atmosphere perfectly.

    4. Like Hellboy and B.P.R.D Joe Golem is another noir-fantasy hero. He even has similar patterns of behavior as Hellboy. one major difference is that this story takes place in a world where New York City is a at least a story or two underwater so, like Venice, it is apparently a sunken or drowned city. This adds an interesting environment to the whole occult detective schtick, but there wasn't enough material for the backstory in this graphic novel to really develop this aspect. But then this is a [...]

    5. Another fun Mignola take on pop culture mixed with traditional horror stories. A centuries old golem, resurrected and kept in a state of constant amnesia about his long, long past by a near-dead detective who keeps himself alive with biomechanical gizmos and magic. Noir meets supernatural in ways that recall Hjortsberg's "Falling Angel."

    6. This is exactly the P.I. Noir / Lovecraft mash upyou did not know you needed.Until it was right before you,perfect and incredible.Joe is the assistant / protege to the aged detective who protectsThe Drowning CityManhattan after a major earthquakedropped it 30 feet below sea level.Joe doesn't know it buthe used to be Golem. A creatureof Earth and magic summoned to fight witchesin the dark ages,his mentor does know it and why is he keeping it from Joe?Could it be connected tothe eldritch power he [...]

    7. A New Take on an Old School StyleI like all of Mignola's Hellboy spin-offs, (although Hellboy will always be number 1), but I was a bit surprised by how much I enjoyed "Joe Golem". The character and the premise both seemed to be a stretch, but it all has a certain integrity and rough hewn appeal that was very entertaining.This volume collects the first five issues of "Joe Golem". It's probably not really a SPOILER to note that Joe Golem is a 15th century golem, kept alive through occult means th [...]

    8. Joe Golem: Occult Detective is unlike anything I've read before. It's set in the 1960s, in a world where an earthquake decades earlier has led to the sinking of Manhattan (or if it's not actively sinking, at the very least a good portion is underwater). Kids have been disappearing, snatched by a strange creature, and though Joe and his partner, Simon Church, are accustomed to taking on the supernatural, this new monster has them perplexed. This series is a little darker than I usually go for, bu [...]

    9. Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, and drawn by Patric Reynolds, this piece of contrafactual, fantastical fiction about a New York partially submerged under water and a detective (or perhaps detective apprentice) who needs to navigate that city delivers upon most of my expectations. The volume contains two story arcs, the three-parter "The Rat Catcher" and the two-parter "The Sunken Dead", which are also interrelated, through the ongoing mystery of Joe Golem's own mysterious backgro [...]

    10. While this is spun-off from the Joe Golem novel by the same authors, this graphic novel is an original story, set in an alternate world where New York is a flooded, drowned city. It's set in the 1960s, but has a dark, noir atmosphere to it, like a classic detective movie but with monsters. The art, by Jason Alexander, gives everything a murky feel, even above the surface, but in a deliberate, not poorly-drawn sense. If you've read the original novel, this fleshes out that world further. If you h [...]

    11. Joe Golem ist ein - - - nun, ein Golem; erschaffen von einem Priester im 15. Jahrhundert, um ein "Hexenproblem" von einem slowenischen Dorf abzuwenden, als die bösen Damen doch gar zu dämonisch=rabiat werden. Eigentlich hätte dieser Golem nie erschaffen werden dürfen, doch offenbar wird er auch nicht zerstört, denn in den 1960er Jahren treffen wir ihn in New York wieder, jetzt in einer menschlichen Gestalt. Unter dem Namen Joe Golem (wer würde nun seine Herkunft erraten können) arbeitet e [...]

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