The Strange Adventures of H. P. Lovecraft #2 (of 4)
(a) Tony Salmons
FC, 48 pgs $4.99 US
Howard Philip Lovecraft has been writing short stories for the magazine Weird Tales and forced to live with his two aunts as his mother has been committed to a mental asylum. And he’s come to the startling conclusion that his dark and disturbing dreams are becoming reality. Still suffering from writer’s block and a broken heart, Lovecraft discovers that the two sailors who had robbed him the day before were murdered in the same fashion that he dreamed about. As he unravels the mystery, things seem to be getting worse.
Carter and Salmons have crafted a cool story that incorporates Lovecraft’s life with his work. I’m quite surprised by how much I’m enjoying this series. With a title like “The Strange Adventures” I was expecting a more pulp / light hearted approach to the comic. Instead it’s a lot like one of Lovecraft’s stories, moody, dark and at times horrifying. All and all a damn good read. (Shane Hnetka)