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The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft Volume 1 ebook

by Tony Salmons,Mac Carter

Great artwork, good story. A nice introduction to Lovecraft; great to have the whole set in one volume.

Flip to back Flip to front. Great artwork, good story.

Mac Carterin käsikirjoittama "The Strange Adventures of . Lovecraft" on sangen onnistunut kauhusarjakuva, jossa kauhukirjallisuuden mestari kuvataan onnettomana, surullisena ja päähänpotkittuna kaverina, joka kärsii kauniin en huomion puutteesta ja kirjoittamiseen liittyvästä rimakauhusta.

Be the first to ask a question about The Strange Adventures of . Nicely done tale of Lovecraft as struggling writer in the pulp milieu. Interesting take on Lovecraft's personal life. Lovecraft, Volume 1. Lists with This Book. Lovecraft Graphic Novels. I liked the art a lot, except that to me, imagery of the 'monsters' in Lovecraft's mythos always seems childish and cartoony compared to what the stories create in my mind. Definitely worthwhile for Lovecraft fans.

Artist: Tony Salmons. When an ancient curse transforms young . Lovecraft’s darkest nightmares into reality, the timid writer becomes both an unwitting god of destruction and the only person who can battle the evil he’s unleashed into the world. Publication date: April 2009 - Oct/Nov 2009. one weird tale indeed.

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Carter sees "The Strange Adventures of . Lovecraft" as appealing to a wide potential audience, but there are certain segments that come to mind. There should be an obvious appeal for the fans of Lovecraft, but I don't want to be presumptuous. Some of my choices they may vehemently disagree with. I just hope that they feel I've been true to the spirit of his work.

The Strange Adventures of . Lovecraft is published by Image Comics. The Strange Adventures of . Lovecraft 08 Jul 2009. Lovecraft 11 Nov 2009. This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

When an ancient curse transforms young . List The Strange Adventures of .

Chilling! Uncanny! Macabre! The wall that separates reality and nightmare comes fast undone in this, the complete, horrific chronicle of young H.P. Lovecraft! Is he a harmless writer of supernatural fiction — or a secret god of destruction and despair? This is one strange tale, indeed!
Sure, it's not a real biography. But it's a good story and one that weaves in elements of Lovecraft's writing with facts from his life. Great artwork, good story. A nice introduction to Lovecraft; great to have the whole set in one volume.
Tony Salmons brings it and it is beautiful. One of the most underrated illustrators in comics, Tony deserves your praise and your attention here.
Ever since I've been reading Lovecraftian fiction there have been authors who have used HPL as a character in their stories, often as someone who knew the awful truth and wrote it disguised as fiction to warn the world. I bet a complete listing of such stories would comprise quite a bibliography in its own right. For the life of me I cannot figure out the appeal; it spoils the world building. Whenever I see this plot device I am immediately predisposed to be annoyed (with the caveat that I have not read probably the most ambitious of the books, The Lovecraft Chronicles by Peter Cannon). Lately it has been an especially prominent trend in Lovecraftian comics. Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom showed similar weird adventures for HPL as a child; for me it was not a success partly due to unattractive art. Lovecraft by Hans Rodionoff had good monsters and a good story but, again, I was not happy with the depictions of HPL. HPL even made an important appearance in Atomic Robo and the Shadow from Beyond Time. This last book was quite fun.

Maybe I've been beaten into submission but dang it, The Strange Adventures of HP Lovecraft is a hugely entertaining graphic novel. I was hooked beginning to end. These individual comics were originally released by Image Comics in 2008. I am very glad for the compilation as I completely missed them in the original run; it's pretty easy to miss an important Lovecraftian book or comic these days, what with the pace of publication and so many companies getting on the Cthulhu bandwagon. The creative team included story by Mac Carter, pencils and ink by Tony Salmons, colors by Adam Byrne and flats by Keaton Kohl. Mac Carter worked on the award winning documentary Spellbound and a movie about DC Comics; I am not aware of anything specifically Lovecraftian he has done otherwise. Thhis book lists for $16.99 but can be had at Amazon for a nicely discounted $12.23. Page count is a generous 184, and includes a cover gallery, always appreciated in a graphic novel.

Minor spoilers may follow so skip if it bothers you.......

After a prologue that details the fate of Abdul Alhazred in wonderfully gory fashion we skip ahead to the 1920s. HPL is living in Providence with his aunts, worrying about his mother in Butler Hospital and trying to overcome his writer's block. He pines fruitlessly away for a childhood flame, Sylvia St.Claire (this book is peopled with real figures from HPL's life and some who are entirely fictional). She works in the John Carter Brown LIbrary. As he rushes to a missed appointment with her, HPL passes a new display, an ancient tome just acquired by the university. The book seems to communicate with him. Nothing in Howard's life remains mundane after that. The walls of dream and reality begin to warp; the world becomes much more dangerous for those wh have been making life difficult for him. The police begin to suspect HPL in a series of grisly events and as his understanding grows, he desperately seeks a way to protect Sylvia.

I really liked this book. The story was tautly written with a propulsive plot, good dialogue and lively characters, including the bit parts. Tony Salmons made the story come alive on the page with excellnt action drawings. His otherly dimensional beings were quite good, particularly his shoggoths, but I giev special kudons to his drawings of HPL, his aunts and his mother. The ending was spot on excellent for this kind of story. I breathlessly finished it in an hour or so and then did a much more leisurely re-read, enjoying it more the second time. I can't imagine a fan of Lovecraft and comics would not enjoy The Strange Adventures of HP Lovecraft. I only hope the creative team will give us more stories, either further adventures of HPL, or maybe some straight up Cthulhu mythos books.
I felt, as something of a Lovecraft scholar, that this comic book was not at all true to Lovecraft's nature. While it cleverly captured several moments inspired by his stories, it was difficult for me to get past the image of a swashbuckling, pistol-wielding H.P.

Anyone who has read Lovecraft's letters, even casually, can get a sense of Lovecraft's nature and personality. It is easy to imagine him stooped, ever so slightly, over his work. I find it difficult to imagine this individual cavorting about like the characters in his stories.

Regardless, I still approached the comic with optimism, hoping that it would be a worthwhile distraction, if nothing else. I wasn't disappointed, at least as far as a distraction was concerned.

I found this comic somewhat hard to follow. I am fairly experienced with comics, and have read many graphic novels. These particular comics tend to jump around, leaving holes in the plot and fragmentary bits of dialogue. The artwork is, however, very nice. I was especially fond of the various cover art.

So, all in all, this isn't a bad comic to take up an afternoon of your time. I would have to say, though, that to truly appreciate this you need to be more of a fan of mainstream Lovecraft and comics than of Lovecraft himself.
I am enjoyed this brutal FICTIONAL version of HP Lovecraft's life. I found the artwork to be rich and the story compelling. It may not be factual or follow Lovecraft's writing style, but it was complex and adult enough to keep my attention. Book does have graphic violence and nudity.

Note: Ron Howard is currently in production on a movie adaptation of this graphic novel. It is due in theaters in 2011.
Counter-factual in the best way. Totally nails the spirit and ethos of Lovecraft's stories while inventing a completely new mythos. You can read the tale literally or absorb the possibility that we are witnessing the mental breakdown of a gifted but deranged recluse. Read it once for the narrative. Reread it as a delusion within Lovecraft's wuthering senses. Either way, it's a fun ride.
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The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft Volume 1 ebook
Tony Salmons,Mac Carter
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Image Comics; First Edition edition (July 13, 2010)
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