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Posted 11 June 2015 - 12:14 PM

I dunno about that, Christian: won't anybody who's reading a Lovecraftian comic have at least heard of The KIng In Yellow, even if they've never read any Chambers? It's one of those things like Bierce that've been sort of retrofitted into the canon since Lovecraft died. Chambers certainly gets bigged up something rotten in Supernatural Horror In Literature, iirc.

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:08 PM

I'm not sure. I get the feeling that a lot of Lovecraft acolytes (not people like Campbell or Morrison or Moore) have this idea that H.P. Lovecraft was such an incredibly original writer. I just get the idea that they feel like Lovecraft invented all of this stuff, instead of borrowed and cribbed from all these other sources.
Perhaps I'm wrong and underestimating the average Lovecraft fan...but, somehow, I have my doubts.

Personally, I first read Lovecraft when I was in high school, and outside of Poe and a little bit theosophy I came upon through Mathers, I had no idea about the different references that Lovecraft was making.
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Posted 12 June 2015 - 01:39 PM

There is that long essay on horror fiction he wrote listing his references and influences, and introductions to a lot of the collections citing his debts to Dunsany, Machen and Bierce (among others), though. I'd have thought that was pretty hard to miss? I take it wasn't the August Derleth anthologies you read first if none of that was in there?

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 07:56 PM

Nope. The Del Ray collections.
A series of nice mass-market paperback collections that contained the entire stories of H.P. Lovecraft at a cheap price and that you could readily find at any local bookstore.
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Posted 12 June 2015 - 08:12 PM

Fair enough.
The three Derleth collections and the occasional reprint of The Outsider And Others in charity shops were the only Lovecraft collections you could get over here for a long time. It's easy to forget that he was probably in print in other editions over there.
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(Those Del Rays sound pretty cool, if I'm honest: it was a long time between me reading those and a couple of "everybody else who does Lovecraft" collections before I read any of his stuff that wasn't in the Derleths, and that's some of his best stuff as well. Cool Air and In The Vault for a start...)

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 08:36 PM

Yeah, they were great collections, if you wanted to read all of his stories. Those were the only Lovecraft books available in print here during the 1980s.
I think some of the Derleth books, which the publishers made sure to put H.P. Lovecraft's name on in big letters, even though they were written by Derleth, were also available. I remember picking up a copy of The Watchers Out of Time off the shelf, right next to the Del Ray Lovecraft editions.
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Posted 13 June 2015 - 12:20 AM

i bought the violator miniseries by moore today. it was fun

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 02:29 AM

Wearing that fellas head as s bracelet was a nice touch. Did that one have The Admonisher in it?
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Posted 13 June 2015 - 09:35 AM

yep and yep. the intro to the tpb was also the awakening in hell by this child killer within the ice cream truck (which i only know about because i watched the hbo series ^^). i have no idea why this would be related to the violator series, but whatev.

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 04:13 PM

Yea billy kincaid.


Didn't he get a suit in that one? Wtf Alan Moore?
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Posted 14 June 2015 - 01:23 PM

yep he got a symbiote. since he was fat the spandex look was really funny (so i think the point of this was: alan moore hates costumes).

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 10:55 PM

Goodreads asked its readers to submit questions for Alan Moore, on the understanding that he'd answer the best 5. It looks like he answered all of them:
http://www.goodreads...Moore/questions

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 03:45 PM

A new More/O'Neill ongoing series has been announced by Avatar. Amusingly, the solicits insist that none of the series will be collected before 2018, in what seems an aggressive attempt to sell the title as floppies. I find myself curiously disinterested, if I'm honest.

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 03:51 PM

^ I hadn't realized they put out 3 Nemo books. I think I've only bought the one.
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Posted 07 March 2016 - 07:27 PM

I only read the first one, as well. I wasn't that impressed by it, and the next two didn't sound as interesting as the first, so I skipped them.
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Posted 08 March 2016 - 06:12 PM

I don't think I even got that far. :blush:

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:25 AM


featherweight champion, cheap to get pissed

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 12:37 PM

So I read Neocomicon.

It was, uh, certainly something.

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 02:37 PM

I think I read a bit of that, some suspect fish-fucking in there - right ?
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Posted 09 March 2016 - 02:55 PM

Yes. Very seedy.
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