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REVIEW: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror #1


REVIEW: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror #1

Book Title: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror #1

Book Description: “H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror” #1 gives us comic book adaptations of two of Lovecraft’s short stories. We get the title story, “The Dunwich Horror” and “The Hound”. “The Dunwich Horror” is a tale that begins with a young man named Jason looking for signs an invisible creature exists. When he sees proof that it is indeed real Jason realizes that his life is in danger. Jason tries to flee; but he finds the creature to be impossibly fast. It causes his car to crash and then kills him in a gruesome fashion. Now it’s up to his friends, a group of paranormal investigators, to find and kill this creature. “The Hound” is the story of two men who are friends and roommates. These gentlemen have an odd pass time. They like to go to cemeteries and dig up bodies. Additionally, sometimes they take mementos to put in a macabre museum they have in their basement.

Book Author: Joe R. Labs Dale and Robert Weinberg

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: IDW Publishing

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Illustrator: Peter Bergting

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  • Dialogue
  • Mechanics
  • Editing


This title wasn’t on my radar until I saw it in an online auction. I found the detail on the artwork on the cover to be quite remarkable. It made me want to know more about the book. The price was right so I pulled the trigger on it.

Reading “The Dunwich Horror” made me think of “Something is Killing the Children”. It has a great premise. The character development is good for being the first issue of a series. I’m sure we get to know them better as the series goes on. 

The artwork in “The Hound” is absolutely stunning. Lines are crisp. Colors are done perfectly. It’s like reading a very well done story board for a movie. The entire story is done in a narrative with lettering that is in a font that’s exquisite. The size of the font made it very difficult to read which in turn made it difficult to really get into the story on the first attempt.

There are few books like this one. As a geek on a budget I’m of the opinion that H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Dunwich Horror” is worth the price of admission if you can find it at cover price. 

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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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