Joe Golem: Occult Detective #1

Writer: Christopher Golden, Mike Mignola Artist: Patric Reynolds Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Forty years after disaster left Lower Manhattan submerged in thirty feet of water, children have begun disappearing below the surface. In this new series, Joe Golem hunts the terrifying creature that has been pulling children into the depths of the canals.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Kieran Fisher Nov 4, 2015

    Do I recommend Joe Golem: Occult Detective? Absolutely. Without a shadow of a doubt. Yes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Oct 27, 2015

    This issue is a great start to the mini-series, which is set outside the normal Mignola-verse continuity, with a clear defined goal, that I felt was lacking in the pair's previous Baltimore book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Nov 21, 2015

    Joe Golem: Occult Detective is a solid read that can sit toe-to-toe with the classics of noir and old private eye classics.  The supernatural bend gives it a creepy twist, although it's still grounded in the reality of this world.  It's just that this world also has strange monsters and witches.  Joe wants to do the right thing and that means saving these kids, especially when no one else is stepping up to do so.  Just how much trouble is he getting himself into though? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - CoTee Nov 6, 2015

    This mini-series is only five issues so you don't have to feel like you will be weighed down by an overly long story. Mignola and Golden have crafted a masterful story that I thoroughly enjoyed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Nov 6, 2015

    This is definitely a series to keep your eye on. For both new and old Joe Golem fans, this is one you just can’t miss! Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Zac Kandell Nov 6, 2015

    I'm torn on this issue. I really like Joe's story, but I don't see what the point of the rest really is. If I come back to the next issue, it's because of that, not because of the other stories. Due to having the same inconsistency I found in Johnny Red earlier this week, I'm giving much the same verdict: what's good is really good, but the rest makes it feel muddled overall. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin Wood Nov 4, 2015

    Unfortunately, I came away from this title feeling unimpressed, a reaction I've been having more frequently to Mignola's non-Hellboy books. Mignola has always been a formula writer, generally to his credit, but despite the spooky cool decorations there isn't any surprise here. If you want a book with atmosphere and competent dialogue you certainly could spend your money on worse comics, but I think I'll probably pass on issue two. Read Full Review

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