Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Readin'

Alan Moore's Yuggoth Cultures and Other Growths is more than enjoyable; it reprints some of his earliest, underground, comic strips as well as background details about why the projects didn't work out, interviews, and other such things. If you enjoy either Lovecraft or Moore's stories, then you'll probably enjoy this tome of a comic collection...

... That said, the story Recognition in it has H.P. Lovecraft's father witnessing (through an interesting twist) his wife being ravaged sexually by the Devil and hotel management. I... Uh... I... didn't expect to turn the page and find the devil having his way with a woman. You just don't see it coming. Be forewarned.

The collection also includes one of his earlier (though doomed) occult stories attempts, which later led to (amongst other things) the character of John Constantine in the Swamp Thing American Gothic saga. All of that aside, the price will probably drive away most consumers (29.99$ USD) despite the fact it's a fairly thick comic.

I had planned to have a whole list of these, but got caught up reading Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72... Because I figured that if there was anything that could help me even remotely calm down about the present political situation, it was that book.

I was right. All elections involve insane people. Thompson makes this remarkably clear.

1 comment:

Standing Again said...

Have you read "The Starry Wisdom" collection, it's a very neat collection of short story's has the same story you described by alan moore in it.