Wrightson Meets Frazetta In Maroto’s Lovecraft: The Myth Of Cthulhu From IDW

by Oliver MacNamee

Back in print for the first time in 30 years, this stunning reproduction of Esteban Maroto’s book, Lovecraft: The Myth of Cthulhu presents three comic book adaptions of three of HP Lovecraft’s better known tales.

“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 reptilian beings. 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a man arrives at the sea town of Kingsport, Massachusetts during Christmas but finds a place eerily empty and centuries out of date.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 granduncle, is lead on a journey around the world in search of a mysterious and disturbing phenomenon.

It’s out this Wednesday, the 14th of February from IDW and the preview pages below remind me of the late great Bernie Wrightson, with a good helping of Frank Frazetta too. A must for fans of great comic book art and/or Lovecraft.