IDW brings H.P's work to a new generation.
In case you didn’t know, I loves me some Lovecraft. So when I heard IDW Publishing announce that they are making a comic series based on his work, I had to find out more.
Seven-time Bram Stoker Award winner Joe R. Lansdale and artist Peter Bergting bring us H.P. LOVECRAFT’S THE DUNWICH HORROR, a modern take on Lovecraft’s timeless short story of terror The Dunwich Horror is set to launch in October. Originally published in the April 1929 issue of Weird Tales, and set in Dunwich, Massachusetts, The Dunwich Horror depicts an eerie story of Wilbur Whateley, a sorcerer’s grandson and his search for the Necronomicon, a magical textbook said to hold the powers to open the way for the return of the “Old Ones” to Earth.
“It’s flattering to be working on a Lovecraft project, one of the most influential horror writers of all time,” said Lansdale.
“Like many before me, H.P. Lovecraft’s stories have had a great impact on my notion of what fiction can be,” said editor Denton J. Tipton. “Helping to bring Lovecraft’s work to a new generation of readers is a great honor, as is working with Joe and Peter. The legacy couldn’t be in better hands.”
Each of the four issues will also offer an adaptation of Lovecraft’s short story The Hound, by noted Lovecraft historian Robert Weinberg and artist menton3. The Hound tells the cryptic tale of two grave robbers, who take their private collection too far when they dig up the grave of one of their own.
H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE DUNWICH HORROR #1 (of 4) ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in October 2011.
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