Lovecraft: The Myth of Cthulhu
By Esteban Maroto
Illustrated in haunting black and white over 30 years ago, these comics are re-presented in a new edition, adapting three of H. P. Lovecraft's most famous stories involving the Cthulhu Mythos.
"The Nameless City" is considered the first story of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, detailing the discovery of an ancient city in the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula built by an unnamed race of beings of reptilian appearance. In "The Festival" a man arrives at the sea town of Kingsport, Massachusetts during Christmas but finds a place eerily empty and centuries out of date. "The Call of Cthulhu" is perhaps Lovecraft's most famous story, describing a man who after finding the notes of his grand-uncle is lead on a journey around the world in search of this mysterious and disturbing phenomenon.
Review: "Lovecraft: The Myth of Cthulhu is a chilling collection of some of H. P. Lovecraft's greatest works. Each illustration lends depth and gravity to the many excerpts of Lovecraft's work in a fashion I have yet to see in other adaptations." - Word of the Nerd
"Almost decades after their creation, these comics are like treasures from comics days of yore, but they are also still vibrant in their design and conception and unsettling in the narratives they hold." - ComicBookBin.com
Author Esteban Maroto began his career in the 1960s in Spain but was soon working for American publishers on titles such as Red Sonja, Savage Tales, and The Savage Sword of Conan. In 1971 he joined Warren Publishing working on the titles Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella. After Warren folded in 1983, he continued working in comics on titles such as Zatanna, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, and X-Men Unlimited.