Cthulhu Tales Vol. 2: Whispers of Madness

Steve Niles, Author, Bill Messner-Loebs, Author, Mark Waid, Editor . Boom! $15.99 (0p) ISBN 978-1934506-516

H.P. Lovecraft’s tales of alien Elder Gods and their looming threat have entered the lexicon of horror and been adapted, referenced or ripped off countless times in the more than 80 years since they first saw print, often to diminishing returns. Fortunately this collection has its head and heart in the right place, understanding what makes Lovecraft’s oeuvre work and maintaining its creepiness. The quality of the art varies wildly, but all of the writers are strong, including work by Mark Waid, William Messner-Loebs and Steve Niles. Some of the stories actually manage to infuse humor into the mix, and the results are engaging, especially “How to Get Ahead in the Occult” by scripter Christine Boylan and “The Cruise of Cthulhu” by Todd Lepre, both featuring art by Cheethat’s reminiscent of classic Swamp Thing work by Steve Bissette and John Totleben. Though it doesn’t achieve those lofty heights, the material found here is quite good and should leave the reader craving more. (Dec.)

Reviewed on: 11/10/2008
Release date: 12/01/2008
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.