Fans petition DC to collect The Monolith
Social networking has done a lot to bring people together on the internet, and comics are no different. Over on Facebook, several determined comics fans have banded together to petition DC Comics to collect The Monolith, a superhero series written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti that ran for 12 issues over the course of 2004 and 2005. Primarily illustrated by co-creator Phil Winslade, The Monolith followed a superheroic golem of the Jewish tradition and the granddaughter of one of the people responsible for his creation in the 1930s.
Although DC has yet to comment on it, co-creator Jimmy Palmiotti made a comment early on to the group’s Facebook wall, saying, “This page is hyterical [sic]!!! MONOLITH DOES NEED A TRADE!!!” Co-creator Phil Winslade, as well as several other comics creator have also chimed in, such as Steve Pugh, John McCrea and Joe Jusko.
Since the series’ final issue in March 2005, the Monolith has guest-starred in two subsequent series also written by Gray & Palmiotti — Hawkman #33 and Crisis Aftermath: The Battle for Blüdhaven.