October’s here! Time to double-up on the Lovecraft comics. Starting today, I’ll be serializing “Herbert West- Reanimator” in six parts, like it was originally published in the February-July, 1922 issues of Strange Brew, the first known Cream fanzine. Part two will be up on Friday, and I’ll update this page every Wednesday and Friday through Halloween. Enjoy!
Today’s Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopsis is “The Music of Erich Zann”, published in the March, 1922 issue of National Amateur. This might have been one of the first Lovecraft stories I read. Considering the fates of most of his characters, this tale has a somewhat happy ending for a Lovecraft story. I mean, nothing joyous happens, it’s just that no one dies a grisly death or goes insane and kills themselves. Zann kinda flakes out and stares into the horrible black infinite void while playing the viol, but that’s a step up from really going crazy, right?
This week’s Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopsis is the 1921 short story “The Outsider”, which saw print in the April, 1926 issue of Weird Tales. It has a shocking twist ending where you find out he’s a monster and crap, I just ruined it. Sorry.