Dark Horse Comics announces the team-up of the legendary creator of Hellboy, Mike Mignola, New York Times bestselling novelist Christopher Golden, acclaimed artist Peter Bergting, and colorist Michelle Madsen for three all-new comic book stories. These three new titles—Cojacaru The Skinner, Imogen Of The Wyrding Way, and The Golem Walks Among Us—present three standalone Tales from the Outerverse, which will expand the fan-favorite world of Baltimore and Joe Golem, as well as the upcoming series Lady Baltimore, in unexpected and unusual ways. In these stories, the mythical hero Cojacaru the Skinner returns from the grave, the powerful Wyrder Imogen pursues her foes, and the legendary Golem awakens…
The release of the new Tales from the Outerverse titles will follow the publication of the eagerly anticipated new series Lady Baltimore: The Witch Queens, which debuts from Dark Horse Comics on March 24, 2021. That series follows the adventures of the woman who was once Sofia Valk, who must embrace Lady Baltimore’s title as witches, monsters, and Nazis march through Europe.
Here are the synopses for the Tales from the Outerverse series: Cojacaru The Skinner will be a two-issue series. Issue 1 debuts on April 21, 2021. Cojacaru the Skinner, the strange and enigmatic bane of Eastern European witches, has been dead many years. But, from a bloodied French town in the throes of World War II, a plea for help carries across the winds of time. A desperate band of resistance soldiers and their white witch allies rest their fate in the hands of Cojacaru’s ghost. And when she answers their call, it will be heard near and far.
Imogen Of The Wyrding Way will be a one-shot that will debut on June 23, 2021. While on a mission in Denmark with her fellow Wyrders, Imogen hears some odd news: hundreds of refugees fleeing the spread of Nazism are traveling into the nearby forest and never returning. Helping a young man find his refugee family will bring Imogen face-to-face with some of the worst that war can inflict upon those in need–and make her ask the difficult question of what she’s really fighting for.
The Golem Walks Among Us will be a two-issue series. Issue 1 debuts on August 4, 2021. The Golem has a long memory….After being awakened from his long sleep in a shrine in Eastern Europe, Josef the Golem aids in the fight against the witches that once again terrorize humanity. Deployed to a small village where a cult has taken root, Josef encounters not only witches but an old enemy who remembers him well…and is out for vengeance! Brought to a small fishing village to fight a cult, Josef the Golem finds himself face-to-face with one of his oldest enemies from centuries of fighting witches. And when the fight comes to a head, the ultimate question will be whether fighting witches or saving humanity is really at the heart of the Golem’s purpose.
You can pre-order and purchase the Tales from the Outerverse series and Lady Baltimore: The Witch Queens through our ComiXology link.
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