Joe Golem: Occult Detective #5

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Artist: Patric Reynolds Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

When a Drowning City millionaire's plan to reunite with his dead family goes terribly wrong, Joe Golem and Simon Church rush to reverse his spell before the city is taken over by drowning victims come back to life.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Kieran Fisher Mar 2, 2016

    This doesnt do anything to answer our many questions. In fact, when its all said and done youll find yourself with even more. But this series is heading in an intriguing and very exciting direction, and the future looks promising for our favourite occult detective. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Mar 2, 2016

    This issue was a great way to close out the first batch of Joe Golem stories. It struck a nice balance of catering to both readers that have only read the comic and those familiar with the prose novel. Patric Reynolds and Christopher Golden seem to do their best work with sad, haunted characters, and this issue has a great moment for that. I don't know when the next round of Joe Golem stories will come along, but hopefully it'll be before the year is done. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Mar 2, 2016

    I find myself running out of steam in this review, much like Mr. Church's heart (if you haven't read the issue, rest assured that jokes no funnier in context). There are only so many ways to describe a dull book without ending up with a dull review. In other words, if this review bores you to tears, it's not my fault, it's Mignola's and Golden's (an excuse I wish I had thought of earlier). The book is a truly boring read, and I think the end of the first arc is the perfect jumping off point. Its possible others will be more charmed by the pulpy, fantasy trappings than I am, but I doubt any will find much reason to emotionally invest. Read Full Review

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