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Wednesday Comics on Thursday - April 21, 2011

I didn't pick up many comics this week. However, the guys at the comic store know of my love of all things Lovecraft and stuck a couple of older Lovecraft comics in  my folder.

The new comic I picked up this week is from Dynamite Entertainment.

Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Moon Called #5. I love this cover.

Wednesday Comics on Thursday - April 21, 2011
Mercy Thompson is a walker, a last-of-her-kind being who transforms magically into a coyote at. Living between the dark world of werewolves, vampires, and fae and the daylight world of humans, she walks her own solitary path, seeking only peace.

But now everything she loves is under attack by a baffling conspiracy. Friends have been kidnapped, captured, and killed.

Out-numbered, out-muscled and out of time, there is just one thing Mercy knows for certain.

She is going to stop them. Dynamite Entertainment

The Lovecraft comics placed in my folder are from Adventure Comics. They were published in the early 1990s. They look great. I received a limited edition copy of Issue 1 and and a copy of Issue 3. I've purchased Issue 1 (regular), Issue 2 and Issue 4 from eBay. I'll scan them when they arrive and share them.

Here are scans of the covers of the two issues that I have:

The Lurking Fear
Wednesday Comics on Thursday - April 21, 2011

The Tomb
Wednesday Comics on Thursday - April 21, 2011

Issue 2 is Beyond the Wall of Sleep.  Issue 4 is The Alchemist.

The Lurking Fear was written in 1922 and The Tomb in 1917. Beyond the Wall of Sleep was written in 1919. The Alchemist was written in 1908. You can read Lovecraft's stories by clicking on the name, if you are so inclined.

Books I've Read Before You Were Born - H.P. Lovecraft

When I was a tween and teen I read absolutely everything I could find written by H.P. Lovecraft. It's been so long that I think it's time to reread his stories. Much from his writing has made it into popular culture, e.g. "Cthulhu for President - Why Settle for the Lesser Evil " bumper stickers. You can buy Cthulhu backpacks, cuddly plushes, and even Cthulhu slippers.

Cthulhu Plush Pillow - courtesy of Troll and

There are comics, music, games and much more. Considering the sense of dread Lovecraft's stories can evoke, I find this amusing and wonderful.

After Lovecraft's death in 1937, other writers continued to write stories in the Lovecraft or Cthulhu Mythos -
August Derleth and Brian Lumley immediately spring to mind. There are also anthologies - Cthulhu's Reign , Cthulhu Unbound, Vol. 1 and Vol 2, for example. There is even an H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival and Cthulhu Con.

I really am a huge fan of Lovecraft. His stories are not full of gore but they scared the hell out of me and cemented my love for horror. So I'd like to share some of his stories with one lucky commenter.

The Goodies:

One commenter will win The Tales of H.P. Lovecraft, selected and edited by Joyce Carol Oates:

Books I've Read Before You Were Born - H.P. Lovecraft

That's Cthulhu on the cover.


the winner's choice of one of the following necklaces from Cemetery Cat Jewelry's Lovecraftian World series:

Man O WarBooks I've Read Before You Were Born - H.P. Lovecraft
Books I've Read Before You Were Born - H.P. Lovecraft
Knots of copper chain are sewn together to form a draping waterfall effect. drops of Czech glass, apatite, aquamarine and agate sway from the tendrils. The pendant is hanging from more delicate copper s chain and a copper toggle clasp is the final touch. 24"

Whisperer in the Darkness
Books I've Read Before You Were Born - H.P. Lovecraft
Books I've Read Before You Were Born - H.P. Lovecraft

This multi-metal necklace is an homage to HP Lovecraft. Large gunmetal curb chain connects to brass hoops and a skully victorian pocket watch gear.A silver plate octopus and a huge algae green agate hold on to an Antique Victorian skeleton key form the UK. A true art piece. 20" plus pendant.

Photos and Descriptions courtesy of Synde Korman, Cemetery Cat Jewelry

How to enter:

Leave a comment for a chance to win the book and one of the necklaces (winner's choice) created by Synde Korman of Cemetery Cat Jewelry.

We’ll put all the names of all commenters in the DubbleBubble® receptacle and pull out a name. If you tweet the contest, we’ll put your name in for the tweet as well. You can tweet as much as you like, but it only counts once. If you also mention the contest on Facebook, we’ll add your name again. You can mention it on Facebook a zillion times, but you only get one extra entry. You can also mention the contest on your blog (it must be your blog) to get another entry. So you can get your name placed in the receptacle a maximum of 4 times (comment, tweet, FB mention, blog mention). Provide us a link in the comments so we know that you tweeted or Facebooked or blogged.

The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Monday, June 14, 2010.
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