Belgian comic book character Tintin faced many great threats in his long career. From the Yeti to dive bombers to Greek Tycoons. And he’s always managed to arise victorious in the end. But how would fare against something darker? And older? Much, much older? Like the “elder gods” of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos? Well, artist Murray Groat has imagined just such a series of confrontations in these covers for imaginary Tintin/Lovecraft mash-ups. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
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When you imagine the source of the next cute toy phenom, H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulu Mythos isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But the people at Dreamland Toyworks pictured the fun and irony in such a creation, launching a whole series of “My Little Cthulhu” toys. One of them is pictured above. To see the rest of the line click here. Sure, this is being done with tongue planted firmly in cheek. But so were “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and look how that ended up.
Here’s the cover and table of contents for a new Lovecraft Mythos anthology edited by Ellen Datlow. The anthology will be out in October.
It looks worth it for that cover alone. Who wouldn’t want that sitting on a coffee table?
“Introduction” by Ellen Datlow
“The Crevasse” by Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud
“The Office of Doom” by Richard Bowes
“Sincerely, Petrified” by Anna Tambour
“The Din of Celestial Birds” by Brian Evenson
“The Tenderness of Jackals” by Amanda Downum
“Sight Unseen” by Joel Lane
“Cold Water Survival” by Holly Phillips
“Come Lurk with Me and Be My Love” by William Browning Spencer
“Houses Under the Sea” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
“Machines of Concrete Light and Dark” by Michael Cisco
“Leng” by Marc Laidlaw
“In the Black Mill” by Michael Chabon
“One Day, Soon” by Lavie Tidhar
“Commencement” by Joyce Carol Oates
“Vernon, Driving” by Simon Kurt Unsworth
“The Recruiter” by Michael Shea
“Marya Nox” by Gemma Files
“Mongoose” by Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear
“Catch Hell” by Laird Barron
“That of Which We Speak When We Speak of the Unspeakable” by Nick Mamatas