Synopses & Reviews
With creepy, spooky art, and sinister, suspenseful text, I. N. J. Culbard brings new lifeand deathto H. P. Lovecrafts psychological mystery of forbidden knowledge and pursuits. Young Charles Dexter Ward is fascinated by the history of Joseph Curwen, his wizard ancestor of the 17th century. Curwen was notorious for haunting graveyards, practicing alchemy, and never aging! Ward cant help his fixation: He himself looks just like Curwen. In an attempt to duplicate his ancestors cabbalistic feats, he resurrects the fearsome Curwen . . . and then the true horror begins!
Praise for The Case of Charles Dexter Ward:
Culbard triumphs in bringing to life a story that isn't inherently visual
. Another success by one of the best modern translators of the endlessly popular scribe.” Booklist
This is really the best way to enjoy Lovecraft.” Boing Boing
Culbard brings the classic tale to life, and his work will very likely entice readers who enjoy the macabre to seek out the original novel.” PublishersWeekly.com
If youre looking for chills, you'll find them here.” Scripps Howard News Service
Culbard illustrates this tale of life everlastingreplete with ancient lore and sinister networks crossing the boundaries of reason, morality and sciencein appropriately dark and lurid colors.” The Milwaukee Shepherd Express
It's been something of a renaissance for H.P. Lovecraft comics over the last couple of years thanks to SelfMadeHero.” Houston Press Art Attack” blog
Were giving it an ichor-dripping thumbs up.” The Austin Chronicle Under the Covers” blog
Rich details in his drawings cull out the storys shadows and the sadness that lurks behind the fearsome details. Culbard masterfully controls the pacing as well, creating suspense and shock through his elegant pages.” Graphic Novel Reporter
"I think it is beyond doubt that H.P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the Twentieth Century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." Stephen King
This is the collection that true fans of horror fiction have been waiting for: sixteen of H.P. Lovecraft's most horrifying visions, including Lovecraft's masterpiece, "The Shadow Out of Time" the shocking revelation of the mysterious forces that hold all mankind in their fearsome grip.
This is the collection that true fans of horror fiction have been waiting for: sixteen of H.P. Lovecraft's most horrifying visions, including Lovecraft's masterpiece, THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME--the shocking revelation of the mysterious forces that hold all mankind in their fearsome grip.
"I think it is beyond doubt that H.P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the Twentieth Century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."
About the Author
H. P. Lovecraft (18901937) lived his life in the moody New England that was the setting for his tales. His writing appeared in some of his era's most famous pulp magazines, but as no book of his work was published in his lifetime, Lovecraft died in relative poverty and obscurity. Since his death he has been recognized as one of the most influential cult horror writers of the twentieth century. His influence on American horror can be detected in the work of Stephen King, Anne Rice, Clive Barker, and many others.
Table of Contents
The Rats in the Walls
In the Vault
The Call of Cthulhu
The Dunwich Horror
The Thing on the Doorstep
The Shadow Out of Time
The Picture in the House
The Silver Key
The Music of Erich Zann
The Whisperer in Darkness
The Colour out of Space
The Haunter of the Dark
The Shadow over Innsmouth
The Dreams in the Witch House