Daily Archives: January 27, 2011

Sublime and Demand

The Monolith was a short-lived series from DC Comics, set in its shared super-hero universe, about a troubled young woman who ends up befriending a golem that was created in the 1930s to serve as a defender of the Brooklyn neighbourhood by those who conjured it. Published in 2004-2005, it only lasted 12 issues. It was written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (who continue to work regularly for DC, penning such titles as Jonah Hex and Freedom Fighters), and the regular artist was Phil Winslade.

Six years after the title’s demise, someone has launched a campaign to bring it back — at least in reprinted form. Dana Moreshead, a fan and friend to Winslade, has established a Facebook group called “Monolith needs a trade (please)!” In the past week, it’s grown from about a dozen members to more than four times that number. It’s still a small group, but it’s attracted the attention (and participation) of several comics professionals — including those involved in the creation of The Monolith.

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