‘Lovecraft’ Adapted & Illustrated By I.N.J. Culbard

Between 2010-2014, four graphic novel adaptations by I.N.J. Culbard of works by H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) were published.  Yes, Greenwich Library carries them.  But now all four have been collected in a nice, just published hardbound volume titled simply Lovecraft.

The four stories collected in this book are The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At The Mountains of Madness (Lovecraft’s only novel), and The Shadow Out of Time. Writer-illustrator Culbard, for the most part, faithfully adapts these works, adding some unexpected touches along the way, especially in the endings.  One scene Culbard added (or embellished, if you prefer) for Charles Dexter Ward (about a man possessed by his evil ancestor) is especially chilling.

Culbard’s storytelling skills and his respect for the source material shine through.  If you’re looking for a good horror anthology graphic novel collection, you can’t go wrong with Lovecraft.

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