DARK TALES: THE CALL OF CTHULHU: A Graphic Novel
H. P. Lovecraft’s story of supernatural monsters deep in the Pacific, told in graphic novel format, will keep you on the edge of your seat. More than 100 pages of illustrated horror and adventure await! Henry Wilcox can’t ignore his dreams of an enormous green monster calling to him from an underwater alien city. He seeks the help of Professor Angell, who dies suddenly, leaving a box of research on the subject for his nephew, Francis. Francis seeks answers about his uncle’s death, and in the process uncovers evidence of a cult waiting for the Great Old Ones to return.
Shephard has captured the look and feel of a modern graphic novel in a way that really works for this classic, yet horrific science fiction thriller. The story does deviate from Lovecraft’s original work, which some fans of the original story might take issue with.
The cult of Cthulhu lay hidden across the world, waiting for a time when the starts are right and their great priest rises again. Cthulhu will rise and call for his followers to bring the world under his dominion once again.
This graphic novel retelling of a literary classic is a great way to entice young adult readers to classic literature. I highly recommend the print edition over the kindle ebook.