Christopher Golden has been in the writing game for a good long while and has quite the impressive resume of novels, short stories, and comic books. While you'd certainly recognize some of the tie-in materials he's written, including a number of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, and even Uncharted novels, he has also has a large number of creator-owned works to his credit. In 2007, he co-authored Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, a work which has subsequently lead to the Baltimore comics that I sat down to talk with him about.
GM: Wow, that's quite the lengthy series of events to even get us to that initial novel. From there, how did you end up making the leap from novel to comics?
Golden: We talked about doing a sequel, but in the end what we both really wanted to do was to tell some of the stories that fell in the large gaps of time that are in the novel, and comics seemed the perfect place to do that. Mike's main home in comics is Dark Horse and they were on board from the minute we suggested it.
Some pretty exciting stuff, eh? I know I have a copy of Dr. Leskovar's Remedy waiting for me in my pull box, but what about you? Have you been following Baltimore's ongoing quest to find and vanquish Haigus? Or has this book somehow slipped under your radar up until now? Let us know down in the comments!