Wednesday, August 31, 2016

FEAR IN FOUR COLORS: LOVECRAFT IN THE COMICS (PART 3)


It may be argued that that a Lovecraft adaptation occurred even months before the two issues of VAULT OF HORROR shown earlier. The May/June 1950, and 12th issue of WEIRD SCIENCE (formerly SADDLE ROMANCES!) contained a story written by the Gaines and Feldstein team, and illustrated Jack Kamen called, “Experiment…In Death”. In many respects, this story is similar to Lovecraft’s “Herbert West, Re-Animator”. As a result of the original story’s sprawling, episodic structure, it might have been difficult to capture the entire plot in a comic story. Nevertheless, there are enough elements present to seriously consider deeming this story the first Lovecraft adaptation.






 

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