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REVIEW: H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu #1

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REVIEW: H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu #1

Book Title: H.P. LOVECRAFT'S CTHULHU #1

Book Description: A comic book adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu, a team of investigators try to unravel the mystery of why Henry Wilcox stole the Necronomicon and what the Cult of Cthulhu is in 1928 Massachusetts.

Book Author: Roy Thomas and R.J.M. Lofficier

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Millennium Publications

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Illustrator: Brian Michael Bendis

  • Story
    (3.25)
  • Interior Art
    (4)
  • Cover Art
    (3.5)
  • Dialogue
    (3.25)
  • Mechanics
    (3.5)
  • Editing
    (2.5)
3.3

Summary

I came across this one in the comic book section of a local antique store over the weekend. Antique stores are a great place to go hunting for comics because you never know what you’re going to find. During my travels I saw a silver age gem that I’m going to be scrambling to set aside the money for.

The cover artwork piqued my curiosity. The price was reasonable. Not being too familiar with all things Cthulhu, I picked it up to broaden my horizons. 

First impression: The cover did its job nicely. Any cover that catches someone’s eye and holds their attention for more than 5 seconds is well done.

Second Impression: I knew Brian Michael Bendis was a great writer. Who knew he was such a good artist?! The artwork helped carry the story in places that I didn’t quite understand what was transpiring.

I found the story to be interesting. It was hard to follow in places. Issues with the lettering being very difficult to read in places didn’t help the cause.

As a geek on a budget I felt that I got my money’s worth. I suspect that some of the finer points of the book may have been omitted to condense everything into a three book run. I’ll have to check out the novel and compare notes. I look forward to the adventure.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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