Exclusive: A peek at Jae Lee's excerpt from the forthcoming star-studded comic, The Golem of Venice Beach

Celebrated comic book artists Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie), Stephen R. Bissette (Swamp Thing), Jae Lee (Before Watchmen: Ozymandias, The Dark Tower, Inhumans), Nick Pitarra (The Red Wing, The Manhattan Projects), Paul Pope (THB, Batman: Year 100), and Bill Sienkiewicz (New Mutants, Moon Knight, and Elektra: Assassin) are teaming up with rising star artist Vanessa Cardinali and writer Chanan Beizer to create an all-new graphic novel, The Golem of Venice Beach.

"This 152-page story chronicles the adventures of a 400-year-old Golem. The story spans from 16th century Europe, to the horrors of World War II, to modern day Venice Beach, where the Golem has become entangled in a war between a gang and the police. Both a riveting narrative and a celebration of Southern California, The Golem of Venice Beach is now on Kickstarter, featuring a wrap-around cover by Sienkiewicz."

Superfan Promotions was kind enough to share with Boing Boing a little exclusive peek into four pages from Jae Lee's contribution to the book. Lee tells Boing Boing:

"I was already developing Seven Sons when Chris Stevens approached me about doing The Golem of Venice Beach, and while I've known Chris for a long time and had wanted to do something together, I was ready to turn it down. Then I read the scenes Chris wanted me to do, and the next thing I knew I was designing the golem. Chanan's script was unflinching in its depiction of its subject matter and I instantly saw the chance in front of me to do something powerful in a book alongside such talents as Bill Sienkiewicz, Nick Pitarra, and Paul Pope. I'm excited for the book to come out and I think Chanan's story will captivate its readers."

Thumbnail Image: Promo art for Golem of Venice Beach, used with permission