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The Lovecraft Anthology, Volume I: A Graphic Collection of H. P. Lovecraft's Short Stories [Paperback]

H. P. Lovecraft , Dan Lockwood
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15 April 2012 Lovecraft Anthology
A graphic anthology of tales from the renowned master of the eerie. Featuring collaborations between established writers and artists as well as debut contributors, The Lovecraft Anthology Vol.1 showcases Lovecraft's talent for the macabre. From the insidious mutations of 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth' to the mind-bending threat of 'The Call of Cthulhu', this collection explores themes of insanity, inherited guilt and arcane ritual to startling effect. Charting the squirming mysteries of the unknown, Lovecraft's short stories are brought to vivid and malevolent life.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Selfmadehero; Reprint edition (15 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906838534
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906838539
  • Product Dimensions: 24.3 x 16.8 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 955,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Must Read Now FIVE STARS! --SciFi Now Magazine

4.5 STARS A fine anthology that makes you want to dig out the original texts. --SFX Magazine --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Lurking Fear 21 Mar 2011
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After the splendid recent adaptation of 'At The Mountains Of Madness' by Eye Classics comes this exceptional compendium of some of Lovecraft's most celebrated short stories. As is necessary with comics the text is economical but, essentially, doesn't lose the essence of HPL's voice. The graphics themselves are extraordinary with vastly varying styles, none of which put a step wrong. Taken together these leave the tales positively dripping with the all-pervading paranoia, hopelessness and fear reknowned in the original stories. The art is enormously imaginative and adds hideous flesh to the bones of Lovecraft's often 'indescribable' entities from Dunwich Horror's Wilbur to Dagon's wasteland to Cthulhu itself.
I can't recommend this collection highly enough and would even point to it as an entry level primer to anyone curious about the dark allure of Lovecraft. Can't wait for volume 2...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Endless Timeless Nameless Horror 10 Mar 2014
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A great read for Lovecraft fans familiar with the stories. The cartoon grotesque of the artwork is particularly good. The Colour out of Space being a standout. 1 star less as I don't feel some of the dialogue in Shadow over Innsmouth worked well in graphic novel format for an otherwise excellent story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic buy!! 8 Jan 2014
By Sarah
I bought this as part of my boyfriends Christmas present and he loves it! He's a huge H.P Lovecraft fan and this was a brilliant find
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read. 21 Jun 2013
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Like Vol 2, I bought the Kindle version of this in an Amazon sale. Each story is drawn by a different artist and the differing styles really help with the way the take unfolds. I like that the artwork is often kept quite simple as it adds to the imagined horror the narrators of the stories are dealing with, Its almost like only catching glimpses of the monster in a horror movie, which works well only often we're disappointed by the eventual 'reveal' - not so here.. The artwork always works to the stories best advantage. The stories themselves are short but unfold at a natural and eventful pace. If you can pick it up at a reasonable price, Its well worth getting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well executed - good range of contributors 10 Jun 2013
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Very nicely put together collection. Little bit smaller in format than most graphic novel/tpb collections but feels just right. Stories adapted with respect for the source material but also a nice understanding of the differences between prose and comics and how ro make them work in the latter. Lastly, there's a nice variety of contributors, esp. in the art department - with some interesting styles for the different pieces in the anthology.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great artwork, but probably only for fans 13 Feb 2013
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Really like the artwork in this book, really brings the stories to life. I liked the variety of having different artists rather than one person doing the whole book.

I'd definitely recommend this for Lovecraft fans, but if you haven't read any of his stories already you may not get as much out of it.
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By harley
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I saw the exact same anthology but with a different cover for around 40, and the only difference i can tell is that this may be a US edition.
Either way, I'd never read Lovecraft before, but had a slight knowledge of the mythos and I thought I'd give it a go, I was not disappointed!
The Graphic Novel is fairly long, and has about 7 or 8 different short stories in it. They're illustrated by different artists, and the artwork is fantastic overall!
I was a little apprehensive because I thought it might be a difficult read due to the dated language Lovecraft uses, but because if the nature of the artwork and storytelling, even if you don't understand a word of a phrase it's still simple to follow what's happening.
Very good purchase, I will be getting the second anthology
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I got this as it was a good sale price (less than 2) and I wanted to try out the colour book-viewing facility provided that my recently acquired Kindle Fire HD, as distinct from... Read more
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I was really disappointed with this graphic novel. I am a fan of graphic novels and HP Lovecraft's short stories and naturally assumed that I would enjoy this. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Harry Hausen
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovecraftian loveliness
Beautifully Illustrated, and a great rendition throughout. The artwork is second to none, the only consideration is the format, would have been better in a larger print, and/or in... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Nell
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I was in two minds, but I had enjoyed "At the Mountains of Madness" so much that I decided to get it. Read more
Published on 13 Jan 2012 by M. A. Woolaway
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful for devotees and newcomers alike!
Having never encountered Lovecraft in graphic novel form, I approached this volume with some trepidation, having been persuaded to purchase by the glowing reviews above. Read more
Published on 31 Aug 2011 by JasonS
4.0 out of 5 stars Stomach turning fun
The first and most important thing I should compliment about this collection is the artwork, each tale is illustrated by a different artists and they are all fantastic in there own... Read more
Published on 28 July 2011 by Cpt. F
4.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric, Disturbing and Quintessentially Lovecraft - Recommended!
I had read a review of this book in a magazine, and as a fan of HP Lovecraft, i took that excellent review and ordered my copy from Amazon.
My initial impression wasn't great. Read more
Published on 18 April 2011 by Mr. S. W. Steel
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