The Lovecraft Anthology, Volume 1: A Graphic Collection of H.P. Lovecraft's Short Stories

The Lovecraft Anthology, Volume 1: A Graphic Collection of H.P. Lovecraft's Short Stories


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A graphic anthology of tales featuring collaborations between established writers and artists and debut contributors, The Lovecraft Anthology showcases Lovecraft’s talent for the macabre. From the insidious mutations of “The Shadow over Innsmouth” to the mindbending threat of “The Call of Cthulhu,” this collection explores themes of insanity, inherited guilt, and arcane ritual to startling effect.

Praise for The Lovecraft Anthology: Volume I:

"It's a rich grab bag that brings the eerie and unspeakable to vivid graphic life, and both the newcomer and the seasoned Lovecraft fan will not be disappointed." —Publishers Weekly

"When a graphic novel comes along representing some of Lovecraft’s greatest tales, it has a lot to live up to. I’m happy to say that the graphic novel compilation The Lovecraft Anthology, Vol. 1 provides the goods." —

The Lovecraft Anthology is a wonderful adaptation and tribute to Lovecraft, and you can tell Lockwood is a fan of these stories.” —Kirkus Reviews online

“For the reader who wants to find out what Lovecraft is all about . . . The Lovecraft Anthology is a fitting primer.” —Campus

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906838539
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 04/15/2012
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 549,022
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. He is now regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century.

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The Lovecraft Anthology, Volume 1: A Graphic Collection of H.P. Lovecraft's Short Stories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
othersam on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
H. P. Lovecraft is probably the most influential Horror author who ever lived. The Lovecraft Anthology Volume 1 (edited by Dan Lockwood) is a brand new collection of some of Lovecraft¿s classic short stories, adapted into /comics/. And it¿s fantastic!One of the unique qualities of Lovecraft¿s writing is his wonderfully wild and over-ripe language. I love it, it¿s part of what gives his stories their amazing and weird and terrifying flavour, but I suppose one can¿t be surprised if some people look at it for the first time and just say ¿Wha-?¿ Well, these comics versions are brilliant: they capture the fevered atmosphere and pungent essence of stories like Dagon, The Shadow Over Innsmouth and (of course!) The Call of Cthulhu, but in a fast and tight and visual way that I reckon would be a great jumping-off point for those who haven¿t yet tried the originals.If you don¿t know Lovecraft, you don¿t know Horror. Here¿s hoping this book helps pass his eldritch influence on to the next generation. :D
andrewspong on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fantastic take on some HPL classics. High quality throughout, and thoroughly recommended.
carpentermt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Lovecraft Anthology, Volume 1 is a production of SelfMadeHero from the UK, edited by Dan Lockwood. The attractive cover art seems to show a street scene in Innsmouth and is by Ben Templesmith. They have plans for producing comic book adaptations of most of HPL¿s famous works. The Lovecraft Anthology is a handsome production and I think delivers good value for the purchase price. While I may quibble with this or that in a comic book adaptation from the master, these stories for me will stand or fall with the artwork.Here are the contents, and the artistic team. All are adaptations of HPL¿s famous stories.The Call of Cthulhu ¿ writer Ian Edgington, artist D¿Israeli ¿ The major competition for this book is the magnificent version of John Coulthart, available in his compilation The Haunter of the Dark: And Other Grotesque Visions. This new version is more comparable to, say, the recent release of Michael Zigerlig¿s adaptation from Transfuzion Publishing. I enjoyed Edgington and D¿Israeli¿s efforts (although, as usual for everyone but maybe Alan Moore, they tended to smooth over HPL¿s racist references like nautical looking Negro). The best panels were those of Cthulhu itself. Anyway, this was an auspicious start to the book.The Haunter of the Dark ¿ writer Dan Lockwood, artist Shane Ivan Oakley ¿ Mr. Coulthart never finished his version of this tale and all we have are a few tantalizing images. Otherwise the creative team has the playing field to themselves as far as I know, and they do a crackerjack job. The stylized art is evocative and effective.The Dunwich Horror ¿ writer Rob Davis, artist INJ Culbard ¿ Well, I thought Mr. Culbard¿s adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness was OK but I was not bowled over by the art. Rob Davis¿ text is OK enough but I was underwhelmed by the art, particularly the depiction of Wilbur Whateley¿s twin. There are no other versions of this that I know about but if you can abide the weak story, the manga Taimashin volume 1 by Hideyuki Kikuchi has some wonderful images of this monster.The Colour Out of Space ¿ writer David Hine, artist Mark Stafford ¿ I don¿t know of any other comic book adaptations of this story. Alas I did not like Mr. Stafford¿s art at all. The Shadow Over Innsmouth ¿ writer Leah Moore & John Reppion, artist Leigh Gallagher ¿ Everyone and his brother has drawn a Deep One but darned few have taken on the classic HPL story that spawned them. Writer Alex Burrows and artist Simon Gane gave us a half baked version in Graphic Classics: HP Lovecraft. The creative team from Selfmadhero puts the older version in the shade. I thought Leigh Gallagher¿s art was particularly attractive. Dagon ¿ writer Dan Lockwood, artist Alice Duke ¿ This may be the best story in The Lovecraft Anthology, with lovely art by Alice Duke and an acceptable adaptation of the prose. I think I may prefer Richard Corben¿s version in Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft, but it¿s a close call. Another alternative is Sergio Cariello¿s in The Worlds of HP Lovecraft: Dagon and Other Tales compilation from Transfuzion Publishing, also a noble effort.Overall I greatly enjoyed this book, with the only fly in the ointment being some art that I didn¿t care for. However the work by Alice Duke, Leigh Gallagher and others more than made up for it so I offer up a warm recommendation. I hope we see more Lovecraftiana from this source.