Sunday, June 3, 2018

Dark Tales: The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft

Dark Tales:
The Call of Cthulhu
by H. P. Lovecraft,
illustrated by Dave Shephard

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Just released: March 6, 2018
Publisher: Canterbury Classics
Genre: Horror, Graphic Novel
Paperback: 128
Rating: 4

First sentence(s):
February 28, 1925, Providence, Rhode Island, sculptor Henry Wilcox sleeps fitfully and dreams of strange, monstrous forms...

In this Dark Tale, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming...

H.P. Lovecraft’s story of supernatural monsters deep in the Pacific, told in graphic novel format, will keep you on the edge of your seat. More than 100 pages of illustrated horror and adventure await! Henry Wilcox can’t ignore his dreams of an enormous green monster calling to him from an underwater alien city. He seeks the help of Professor Angell, who dies suddenly, leaving a box of research on the subject for his nephew, Francis. Francis seeks answers about his uncle’s death, and in the process uncovers evidence of a cult waiting for the Great Old Ones to return.


My two-bits:

CTHULHU struck me as a weird and mysterious name. I wondered what and why it is referenced in the scifi genre. This graphic novel is a great way to be introduced to the Cthulhu phenomenon. I am now more curious to read the original story.

The introduction gives some insight on the background and inspiration of H.P. Lovecraft's story.

The illustrations are spot on to get the vibe of the time periods in the story.


* review copy courtesy of publisher


  1. I am a chicken and haven't read Lovecraft yet, but I once read a retelling based on one and it made me curious about the original, too.


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