Starting in October, author Joe R. Lansdale and artist Peter Bergting bring to the 21st century audience classic horrors that influenced many prominent authors, most notably Stephen King, who cites Lovecraft as the largest influence on his own writing.
"It's flattering to be working on a Lovecraft project, one of the most influential horror writers of all time," said Lansdale, a seven-time Bram Stoker Award winner.
Originally published in the April 1929 issue of Weird Tales, and set in Dunwich, Massachusets,The Dunwich Horror depicts an eerie story of Wilbur Whateley, a sorcerer's grandson and his search for the Necronomicon, a magical textbook said to hold the powers to open the way for the return of the "Old Ones" to Earth.
"Like many before me, HP Lovecraft's stories have had a great impact on my notion of what fiction can be," said editor Denton J. Tipton. "Helping to bring Lovecraft's work to a new generation of readers is a great honor, as is working with Joe and Peter. The legacy couldn't be in better hands."
Each of the four issues in the HP Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror miniseries will also offer an adaptation of Lovecraft's short story The Hound, by noted Lovecraft historian Robert Weinberg and artist Menton3.
First published in the February 1924 issue of Weird Tales, The Hound tells the cryptic tale of two grave robbers, who take their private collection too far when they dig up the grave of one of their own.
"Lovecraft's story The Hound is horror at its most intense," said Weinberg. "The climax of the story is one you won't forget!"
Also coming in October from IDW Publishing, The Lovecraft Library, Vol 1: Horror Out Of Arkham features terrifying tales by HP Lovecraft, including Herbert West—Reanimator, The Unnamable, The Colour Out of Space, The Dunwich Horror, and The Shadow Over Innsmouth. With art by Menton3 and an introduction by Robert Weinberg, this is one book that horror fans can't do without!
Via: IDW Publishing