Publish date: November 8th 2011
Publisher: Avatar Press, Inc.
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
, Cthulhu Mythos
It was like watching the Russian Roulette scene from "The Deerhunter". You know what's coming but you continue to read, simultaneously rapt with delight and revulsion.
a sociopathic FBI profiler finds a dark path and takes it. some time later, two more agents follow in his footsteps. murder, rape, rage, despair, racism, homophobia, a swinger party, a cult, hallucinatory freak-outs, nightmarish dreamscapes, Deep Ones, Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, H.P. Lovecraft, and grue...
Oh, Alan Moore. This isn't anywhere on par with Watchmen, or (my favorite) Miracleman, or even with The League of Extraordinary Gentleman. This was, to me, kind of a mess. The pacing felt awkward and the narrative kind of flat.
I've become pretty leery of "inspired by Lovecraft" recently. There is too little actual inspiring in most of these works of fiction. This book is better than average. It already has Alan Moore so that generally says something. The artwork is great (great gallery as well). The main protagonists...
I liked it; it's a new and interesting take on Lovecraftian madness, how the stories tie into the reality, and what dealing with the Mythos might actually do. It ends on a very ominous note, the art's good, the pacing's excellent. Like most Alan Moore graphic novels, it is not exactly something yo...