Lord Henry Baltimore awakens the wrath of a vampire on the hellish
battlefields of World War I, the world is forever changed. For
a virulent plague has been unleashed -- a plague that even death
the lone soldier in an eternal struggle against darkness, Baltimore
summons three old friends to a lonely inn -- men whose travels
and fantastical experiences incline them to fully believe in
the evil that is devouring the soul of mankind. As the men await
their old friend, they share their tales of terror and misadventure,
and contemplate what part they will play in Baltimore’s timeless
battle. Before the night is through, they will learn what is
required to banish the plague -- and the creature who named
Baltimore his nemesis -- once and for all.
of Booklist's Top 10 SF/Fantasy books of the year
is an old time rootin' tootin' sense of wonder story dragged
through a modern blender, then slow baked in hell. I loved it.
It was velvet bullet -- speedy and rich in sensation. Go boys,
go." -- Joe R. Lansdale
Baltimore, Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden lay siege to
the reader's imagination with a grim battalion of gothic images
and a thunderous barrage of narrative artillery. This is not
a novel: it's a war machine. Surrender immediately." -- Joe
Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box
lush, labyrinthine BALTIMORE evokes the best from two of our
most gifted artists. Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola have
created a book that will be enjoyed and admired for decades
to come." -- Peter Straub
have admired Mike Mignola both as an artist and as a tremendous
story teller pretty much since his career began. In this collaboration
with Christopher Golden it's fair to say he surpasses himself.
He and Golden have produced a witty classic of supernatural
fiction." -- Michael Moorcock
and Golden create a haunting allegory on the nature of war,
fusing the poignancy of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Steadfast
Tin Soldier," the supernatural chills of Dracula and the horrors
of WWI and the subsequent influenza epidemic . . .Stark monochrome
illustrations from Mignola enhance this dramatic tale of war
and fear." -- Publishers Weekly
adventure, midway between Lovecraft and the Brothers Grimm.
The book burns with black inspiration." -- Sci Fi Magazine
gorgeously told and wildly inventive. Mike Mignola's outstanding
black-and-white illustrations turn the book into a beautiful
object and add to its overall storybook quality. He and Golden
have outdone themselves with Baltimore, a gorgeous, haunting
tale that may well become a classic." -- Fangoria
horrific fairy tale imbued with a frightening beauty. Mignola
and Golden brilliantly cross the evocative dread of early supernatural
writers Algernon Blackwood and Ambrose Bierce with the inventive,
in-your-face horror of contemporary counterparts Stephen King
and Bentley Little. Well-written, compelling and extremely scary."
-- Omaha World Herald
Publisher: Spectra (Bantam)
August 28th, 2007
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Baltimore: The Comics
Follow the story of Lord Henry Baltimore in the new comics from
Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Ben Stenbeck, and Dave Stewart,
published by Dark Horse Comics.
Baltimore: The Plague Ships #1
Months after a devastating plague ends World War I, Europe is suddenly flooded with deadly vampires. Lord Henry Baltimore, a soldier determined to wipe out the monsters, is on the hunt for the creature responsible for this chaos and his own personal tragedy. What he uncovers is a terror as horrific and frightening as any he's seen on the battlefield.
Order Baltimore: The Plague Ships #1
Publication Date: August 4th, 2010
Baltimore: The Plague Ships #2
Setting sail from a harbor choked with sunken ships, where plague victims are burned in great furnaces, Lord Baltimore reveals a terrible incident that took place during the war, where his men fell victim to creatures that feast on the freshly dead, and Baltimore himself first met the vampire who has become his obsession.
Order Baltimore: The Plague Ships #2
Publication Date: September 1st, 2010
Details: Full color, 32 pages
Baltimore: The Plague Ships #3
After a furious storm rips apart their ship, Baltimore and Vanessa wash up on an island shore in the midst of a graveyard of submarines. While taking refuge they stumble upon a ruined plague ship--a vessel used to burn vampires--now entrenched in a grotesque and dangerous fungus.
Order Baltimore: The Plague Ships #3.
Publication Date: October 6th, 2010
Baltimore: The Plague Ships #4
While hunting the vampire responsible for the death of his family, Lord Baltimore gets stranded on a haunted island, where horrible fungus spores cover the beaches and rotting corpses don't stay dead.
Order Baltimore: The Plague Ships #4.
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2010
Baltimore: The Plague Ships #5
After a weird array of plague vampires attack them on the island shore, Vanessa suspects that Lord Baltimore may be damned after all.
Order Baltimore: The Plague Ships #5.
Publication Date: December 1st, 2010
Baltimore: The Plague Ships
This trade paperback collects all five issues of Baltimore: The Plague Ships into one bound edition.
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
June 28th, 2011
Baltimore: A Passing Stranger
A special release for Free Comic Book Day 2011
Baltimore: A Passing Stranger was available for free on Free Comic Book Day 2011. In Golden's own words:
"We only had fourteen pages [for A Passing Stranger], but Mike and I wanted a story that would accomplish several things at once. First, though Baltimore's nemesis is a vampire, we wanted something that would show readers that there are all kinds of evils in this world. We wanted to paint a picture of what an unforgiving place the world has become, post-war, post-plague (although the plague is still ongoing). And, most of all, of course, we wanted a story that would stand on its own as a chilling horror story, while introducing Baltimore to FCBD [Free Comic Book Day] readers in a way that requires no knowledge of his history. I have to say, I love the result. The artist, Ben Stenbeck, and colorist, Dave Stewart, have outdone themselves on A Passing Stranger. It makes me very, very happy that people will have the opportunity to get this glimpse into Baltimore's world for free."
Read Golden's entire interview with MTV.
Baltimore: The Curse Bells
This five-issue series finds Lord Henry Baltimore venturing to a secluded nunnery in Austria, where he believes Haigus, the scarred vampire who murdered Baltimore's family, lay in hiding. There are reports, however, that the inmates of this cloister practice black magic, and that a Bavarian soldier seeking a cure for the plague of demons and vampires that cut short the Great War may also have taken up residence within.
Issue #1: August 2011
Issue #2: September 2011
Issue #3: October 2011
Issue #4: November 2011
Issue #5: December 2011
The trade paperback edition of Baltimore: The Curse Bells collects all five issues into one bound edition.
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
July 10th, 2012
Baltimore: The Play
A mad playwright puts on a Grand Guignol featuring actors that are real vampires. The evil financier of the play makes a bizarre discovery when he finds out that the playwright is a fraud and the true author is the disembodied head of a famous American author kept in a glass case.
Order Baltimore: The Play.
Check out a preview of the comic.
Publication date: November 21st, 2012
Baltimore: The Widow and the Tank
A blood-curdling double feature! Eisner Award–winning horror master Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden present this horrific double feature about a widow with a not-quite-dead husband and a child-killing vampire taking refuge from something even worse.
"It still takes something special to impose a unifying vision, and Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden have got it." - The Wall Street Journal
"These Baltimore miniseries over at Dark Horse have provided us with the type of genuine Gothic horror that we crave...this is a great read." - Complex
Publication date: February 20th, 2013
UPC: 7 61568 19678 8 00111
Baltimore: The Inquisitor (June 19th, 2013)
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