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The amazing fine-line illustrator, well-known for his work for Warren and Vampirella, here adapts the first three of H.P. Lovecraft's most famous stories involving the Cthulhu Mythos. Created originally for an aborted French project many years ago, this was printed in the U.S. only in a limited-distribution edition by Cross Plains Press in 2000, translated at that time by Roy Thomas. Maroto was very specifically asked to make his monster look like Alex Niño's--who is a good friend, so with Niño’s approval, he did! It’s the best of all worlds: Maroto's beautiful rendering, epic Lovecraft storytelling and the origin of Cthulhu...and Niño-style Elder Gods and dark horror!
Maroto himself introduces the work, talking about his inspiration from Niño--and provides a separate, lengthy Prologue. Stephen King provides two wonderful quotes about Lovecraft; artist Josae Villarrubia tells the entire story of this series of tales, and of Lovecraft in general as he has been adapted into comics over the decades.
"The Nameless City" is considered the first story of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, detailing the discovery of an ancient city in the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula built by an unnamed race of reptilian beings. In "The Festival," a man arrives at the sea town of Kingsport, Massachusetts during Christmas but finds the place eerily empty and centuries out of date. "The Call of Cthulhu" is perhaps Lovecraft's most famous story, describing a man who, after finding the notes of his granduncle, is led on a journey around the world in search of a mysterious and disturbing phenomenon.
Extremely handsome, with a wonderful full color cover painting by Maroto. I can't recommend this enough.
- Additional Information
Item Code LOVEM Publisher IDW Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781684051250 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 8x12 # Pages 80pg Color b&w