Wednesday, December 2, 2015

MISC. MANGA, *Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla

Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla is 3-issue mini-series written by newcomer John Reily, and drawn by Tom Artist who also did the luchadore epic, Calavera De La Justicia. It fully embraces the Lovecraftian lore with steampunk madness.

Set in 1923, Nikola Tesla after being duped by Edison receives the shock that his would-be bride Amelia Earhart made off with one of his devices which made her disappearance more of a case of interdimensional interference. So, he gets the idea from a kooky patent-seeker to consult H.P. Lovecraft. The author and the inventor soon realize they have a common goal in sealing up the breech between the human world and the realm of elder gods. A Cthulu cult gets in their way as they seek a copy of the Necronomicon to stop the demons.

This is a particularly intriguing comic with a lot more development of the humanity behind Lovecraft and Tesla, even if this is a piece of revisionist history.

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