In Providence, Rhode Island, a dangerous inmate disappears from a hospital for the insane. At Miskatonic University, a professor slumps into a five-year reverie. In a mysterious and vivid dreamworld, a melancholy man seeks the home of the gods. And in the frozen wasteland of Antarctica, polar explorers unearth secrets that reveal a past almost beyond comprehension—and a future too terrible to imagine. Graphic novelist I.N.J. Culbard gives terrifying form to four classic tales by H.P. Lovecraft: “The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath,” “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward,” “At The Mountains of Madness,” and “The Shadow Out of Time.” Expertly adapted and beautifully drawn, Culbard’s lean and thrilling adaptations breathe new life into four stories that helped to reinvent the horror genre.
“Culbard, a graphic novelist, offers his take on four stories from H. P. Lovecraft… These stories of madness and surreal worlds are rendered here with the crispness and energy of a comic book.”The New York Times Book Review
“I. N. J. Culbard’s H. P. Lovecraft adaptations… are the rare visualizations of the Cthulhu creator’s work that capture the unknowable essence of cosmic horror without sacrificing the dense, archaic style that makes Lovecraft so frustratingly singular.”Paste Magazine