By H.P. Lovecraft
Abrams, $19.95, 120 pages
H.P. Lovecraft is one the most famous writers of weird tales. Not exactly horror, but neither fantasy or science fiction. In his own time Lovecraft was not widely read, it was only in the last couple of decades that younger writers found his work and brought it back into print. Now you can find copies of his work in any bookstore. In this anthology we get adaptations of some of Lovecraft’s stories in the comic format. We start off with The Call of Cthulhu battling an ancient demon buried long ago. Other stories in this collection include The Dunwich Horror, a gripping and haunting story that is akin to the modern American Horror Story. The Shadow Over Innsmouth is particularly riveting, especially the use of narration in the story. The Colour Out of Space is especially disturbing and maybe one of Lovecraft’s best short stories. The Rats in the Walls is not for the faint of stomach.
This collection is well worth for any fan of Lovecraft. The authors do a good job adapting these stories to fit in this format. Psychological horror is making a comeback and Lovecraft is the master.
Reviewed by Kevin Winter