[HP Lovecraft] Re: Brian Lumley's Cthulhu works -where to start?
- I personally would argue that some of Lovecraft's guys "fight back" too. The most obvious example is Professor Armitage in "The Dunwich Horror", but you've also got the doomed last stand of our grad student against Keziah Mason in "Dreams of the Witch House".
For an interesting example in Lovecraftian guys fighting back, I personally recommend the graphic novel "Kelley Jones' The Hammer: One Big Lie", which gave the Mythos a nice (and at times humourous) '90s update. Shameless plug: it will be the first subject of Retronomicon, my new regular column for Innsmouth Free Press (www.innsmouthfreepress.com), where I'll be looking at old horror comics, single issues and graphic novels. If anyone knows anything interesting in this department, I'd appreciate the info and be glad to check it out.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Chris Jarocha-Ernst <cje@...> wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Feb 2011, Jay wrote:
> > Personally, I've always preferred Lumley's short fiction over the Titus
> > Crow stuff when it comes to the Lovecraft stuff.
> Me, too. Not so much "my guys fight back" in those stories.
> The Crow-related and Dreamlands novels are fun, in their own way, but they
> really are HPL filtered through other authors -- Robert E. Howard, in
> particular, in the Theemh'dra stories ("House of Cthulhu" and others, the
> Tarra Khash stories, and SORCERY IN SHAD).
> The recent Mythos collections (TAINT and HAGGOPIAN) are good places for
> the shorter fiction.
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