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Miskatonic Mondays - 21st Century Reanimator

Miskatonic UniversityLights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays, we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror that it spawned.

HP Lovecraft's Herbert West: Reanimator has been already published in our community.

This wonderful story has a significant impact on the 'zombie' genre in general and, specifically, on the modern pop culture. Actually, it belonged to pop culture from the very start, written as a parody of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, an all-time classic, and being serialized by the author. No wonder it underwent an adaptation for the pulp-ish Weird Science magazine in 1950s. And when in 1985 the story has been modernized by Stuart Gordon to become a plot for the movie (attention: not a Reanimator anymore, but a Re-Animator!), it was quite natural.

Equally natural is Lovecraft's involvement into present-day comic book business, with Dynamite Entertainment producing Army of Darkness vs. Re-Animator, inspired both by the original story and the cinematographic Re-Animator.

Here are some comics covers:

I believe next Monday (with Tome back at the wheel) will be more serious.

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