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    Default Joe Golem: The Drowning City

    New mini-series with "new" artist: Peter Bergting. Here is full reveal.

    It's surprising, that Mike and Chris have already made a huge leap to the events of the original novel. I thought that they would spent more time with prequel ten-years-period.
    Maybe the sales are lower than expected, so they decided to wrap this series earlier?

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    Huh. That is a surprise, I thought it would be a while longer until we reach the novel. I'm excited to see Peter Bergting's art.

    The covers are the best yet!
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    How long after the last comic series (Flesh and Blood) does the novel take place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by topfueluhl View Post
    How long after the last comic series (Flesh and Blood) does the novel take place?
    Flesh and Blood is June 1968, while The Drowning City is 1975.

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    Is this new mini series going to be 5 issues?

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    It's strange that they are adapting the novel, they adapted certain scenes in flash backs for Baltimore but never the whole tale.

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    But the Baltimore book didn’t center on Baltimore himself, so it made sense to adapt the novel bits from his perspective. Joe Golem comic and book are from Joe’s POV, so for the comic to work as an individual whole you have to do a much more straight adaptation

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    I am happy about this. I loved the novel, and always thought it would make a great comic series. There are those who only read the comic and the novel is the pay off to everything that is happening in them. I know they can always read the novel, but adapting this seems inevitable. It also allows post novel stories with an aware Joe, so cool.
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    The art is looking very good. Pretty excited for this book!

    It's interesting that it won't be strictly adhering to the novel. There are some minor differences between the Baltimore novel and the comic adaptations too. I like to think the novels occupy their own universe along with Father Gaetano's Puppet Catechism.
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    Issue #1 is out (no discussion?) I thought it was okay as far as setting things up. Some parts better than others.
    I miss Reynold's art. Bergting is fine, but the city is a little to clean. It just looks like a city with canals. Reynolds made it look like a city after a deluge, barely holding together.
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