Dark Horse surprised fans today with an announcement that Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola, will team once again with New York Times bestselling author, Christopher Golden, for three new comic book titles. The three new comics were revealed to be Cojacaru the Skinner, Imogen of the Wyrding Way, and The Golem Walks Among Us! These three standalone titles will form Tales from the Outerverse, which will expand the fan-favorite world of Baltimore and Joe Golem, as well as upcoming series Lady Baltimore, in unexpected and unusual ways.
“Way back when, Baltimore was just intended to be a novel and so was Joe Golem,” said Mignola. “But then, Hellboy was originally going to be a few comics, and I never imagined it would take off and turn into whatever the hell it is now. These things sometimes have a life of their own, and the best thing you can do is feed the fires and see where things are going to take you. In the case of Baltimore and Joe Golem, you have both Chris and I feeding the fire. The best kind of fire—a fire made of folklore, monsters, and magic. So really, there’s no limit to how far this thing might go, especially with artists Bridgit Connell and Peter Bergting onboard doing, I think, the best work of their careers thus far.”
“From the moment Mike and I realized that Baltimore and Joe Golem existed in the same universe, it started to grow and evolve in our minds,” said Golden. “I knew Sofia’s story wasn’t over and we’d talked about doing Lady Baltimore, but it felt like this new universe was so much bigger than that, just bursting with possibilities. In the previous books we had already established a deep mythology and a broad timeline, but we wanted to explore a time where the big story points would overlap. Lady Baltimore was born of that. But with so many and so much world-building to explore, we knew that wasn’t enough for us, and so “Tales from the Outerverse” was born.
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