Baltimore (comics)

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Baltimore
Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire (Dark Horse paperback edition).jpg
The cover for Dark Horse's release of the novel in paperback
Date August 28, 2007 – Present
Publisher Bantam Spectra, Dark Horse Comics
Creative team
Writers Mike Mignola
Christopher Golden
Artists Mike Mignola
Ben Stenbeck
Peter Bergting
Letterer Clem Robins
Colorist Dave Stewart
Michelle Madsen
Editor Scott Allie
Original publication
Language English

Baltimore is an American horror comic book series created by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden. The series originally began with an illustrated novel, Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire in 2007. It followed the story of Lord Baltimore's hunt of the vampire Haigus as told by his three friends, Doctor Lemuel Rose, Thomas Childress Jr., and Demetrius Aischros.

Comics[edit]

In 2010 Dark Horse Comics began the comic series Baltimore, following Lord Baltimore's hunt for Haigus during the years the original novel skipped over.[1][2][3] From the fifth volume onward, the comic's story has moved beyond the events of the original novel.

Baltimore is a series of miniseries, with each miniseries having its own numbering, but each issue also has an ongoing overall numbering on the inside front cover. Empty Graves #5 is "NUMBER 35 IN A SERIES" and The Red Kingdom #1 is "NUMBER 37 IN A SERIES", implying there is missing number 36.

Issues[edit]

Number
in Series
Issue Release Date Arc Story Art Colors Cover
1 #1 August 4, 2010[4] The Plague Ships Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Ben Stenbeck Dave Stewart Mike Mignola
2 #2 September 1, 2010[5]
3 #3 October 6, 2010[6]
4 #4 November 3, 2010[7]
5 #5 December 1, 2010[8]
FCBD 2011 May 7, 2011[9] A Passing Stranger Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Ben Stenbeck Dave Stewart Mike Mignola
6 #1 August 10, 2011[10][11] The Curse Bells Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Ben Stenbeck Dave Stewart Mike Mignola
VARIANT:
Francesco Francavilla
7 #2 September 14, 2011[12] Mike Mignola
8 #3 October 12, 2011[13]
9 #4 November 9, 2011[14]
10 #5 December 14, 2011[15]
11 #1 June 20, 2012[16][17] Dr. Leskovar's Remedy Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Ben Stenbeck Dave Stewart Ben Stenbeck
VARIANT:
Mike Mignola
12 #2 July 18, 2012[18] Ben Stenbeck
13 #1 November 21, 2012[19] The Play Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Ben Stenbeck Dave Stewart Ben Stenbeck
14 #1 February 20, 2013[20] The Widow and the Tank Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Ben Stenbeck Dave Stewart Ben Stenbeck
15 #1 June 19, 2013[21] The Inquisitor Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Ben Stenbeck Dave Stewart Ben Stenbeck
16 #1 September 4, 2013[22] The Infernal Train Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Ben Stenbeck Dave Stewart Ben Stenbeck
17 #2 October 16, 2013[23]
18 #3 November 6, 2013[24]
19 #1 January 1, 2014[25] Chapel of Bones Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Ben Stenbeck Dave Stewart Ben Stenbeck
20 #2 February 5, 2014[26]
21 #1 July 30, 2014[27] The Witch of Harju Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Peter Bergting Dave Stewart Ben Stenbeck
22 #2 August 27, 2014[28]
23 #3 September 24, 2014[29]
24 #1 October 29, 2014[30] The Wolf and the Apostle Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Ben Stenbeck Dave Stewart Ben Stenbeck
25 #2 November 26, 2014[31]
26 #1 May 6, 2015[32] The Cult of the Red King Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Peter Bergting Dave Stewart Ben Stenbeck
27 #2 June 3, 2015[33]
28 #3 July 1, 2015[34]
29 #4 August 5, 2015[35]
30 #5 September 2, 2015[36]
31 #1 April 6, 2016 Empty Graves Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Peter Bergting Dave Stewart Ben Stenbeck
32 #2 May 4, 2016 Michelle Madsen
33 #3 June 1, 2016
34 #4 July 6, 2016
35 #5 August 3, 2016
37 #1 February 1, 2017 The Red Kingdom Mike Mignola
and Christopher Golden
Peter Bergting Michelle Madsen Ben Stenbeck
38 #2 March 1, 2017
39 #3 April 5, 2017
40 #4 May 3, 2017
41 #5 June 7, 2017

Collected editions[edit]

The comic book series has been collected hardcover volumes. Only the first volume has been published in paperback and there are currently no plans to release any others in this format.

Volume Title Collects Special Features Published ISBN
1 The Plague Ships
  • The Plague Ships
  • Introduction:
    Back From the Dead
    by Joe Hill
  • 14-page sketchbook
June 8, 2011 (HC)
December 21, 2011 (TPB)
9781595826732 (HC)
9781595826770 (TPB)
2 The Curse Bells
  • The Curse Bells
  • Introduction:
    A World of Chilled Shadows
    by Joe R. Lansdale
  • 17-page sketchbook
June 13, 2012 9781595826749
3 A Passing Stranger
and Other Stories
  • The Widow and the Tank
  • A Passing Stranger
  • The Play
  • Dr. Leskovar's Remedy
  • The Inquisitor[37]
  • Introduction:
    Spectres of the War
    by Kim Newman
  • 10-page sketchbook
November 20, 2013 9781616551827
4 Chapel of Bones
  • The Infernal Train
  • Chapel of Bones
  • Introduction
    by Stephen R. Bissette
  • 13-page sketchbook
June 11, 2014 9781616553289
5 The Apostle and the Witch of Harju
  • The Witch of Harju
  • The Wolf and the Apostle
  • 18-page sketchbook
March 18, 2015 9781616556181
6 The Cult of the Red King
  • The Cult of the Red King
  • 18-page sketchbook
January 6, 2016 9781616558215
7 Empty Graves
  • Empty Graves
  • 18-page sketchbook
December 7, 2016 9781506700427
8 The Red Kingdom
  • The Red Kingdom
October 25, 2017 9781506701974

Film adaptation[edit]

New Regency optioned the rights to adapt Baltimore as a film in September 2007. The novel's authors wrote a screenplay, while David S. Goyer was set to direct. After a leadership change at New Regency, the studio abandoned the project, and the rights have reverted to the authors.[38]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manning, Shaun (July 6, 2010). "Golden Sails on "The Plague Ships"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ Manning, Shaun (December 13, 2010). "HELL(BOY) ON EARTH: Beyond the Hellverse". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Manning, Shaun (October 8, 2010). "NYCC: Golden Rings "Baltimore: The Curse Bells"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Baltimore: The Plague Ships #1". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Baltimore: The Plague Ships #2". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Baltimore: The Plague Ships #3". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Baltimore: The Plague Ships #4". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Baltimore: The Plague Ships #5". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Free Comic Book Day 2011: Baltimore/Criminal Macabre". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Baltimore: The Curse Bells #1 (Mike Mignola cover)". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Baltimore: The Curse Bells #1 (Francesco Francavilla cover)". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Baltimore: The Curse Bells #2". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Baltimore: The Curse Bells #3". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Baltimore: The Curse Bells #4". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "Baltimore: The Curse Bells #5". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Baltimore: Dr. Leskovar's Remedy #1 (Ben Stenbeck cover)". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Baltimore: Dr. Leskovar's Remedy #1 (Mike Mignola cover)". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "Baltimore: Dr. Leskovar's Remedy #2". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "Baltimore: The Play". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  20. ^ "Baltimore: The Widow and the Tank". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "Baltimore: The Inquisitor". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "Baltimore: The Infernal Train #1". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "Baltimore: The Infernal Train #2". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  24. ^ "Baltimore: The Infernal Train #3". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "Baltimore: Chapel of Bones #1". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  26. ^ "Baltimore: Chapel of Bones #2". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "Baltimore: The Witch of Harju #1". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  28. ^ "Baltimore: The Witch of Harju #2". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  29. ^ "Baltimore: The Witch of Harju #3". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  30. ^ "Baltimore: The Wolf and the Apostle #1". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  31. ^ "Baltimore: The Wolf and the Apostle #2". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  32. ^ "Baltimore: The Cult of the Red King #1". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  33. ^ "Baltimore: The Cult of the Red King #2". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  34. ^ "Baltimore: The Cult of the Red King #3". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  35. ^ "Baltimore: The Cult of the Red King #4". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  36. ^ "Baltimore: The Cult of the Red King #5". DarkHorse.com. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  37. ^ Manning, Shaun (March 1, 2012). "EXCLUSIVE: Golden Reveals "Baltimore: Dr. Leskovar's Remedy"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  38. ^ Fleming, Michael (2007-09-27). "David Goyer to direct 'Vampire'". Variety. Reed Business Information. Retrieved 2007-12-09. 

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