H.P. Lovecraft’s The Hound and Other Stories is a manga adaption, by Gou Tanabe, of three of H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories, namely The Temple, The Hound, and The Nameless City. The Temple follows the crew of a German submarine vessel who are haunted by the summons of a temple, The Hound revolves around two grave robbers in search of the ultimate possession, and The Nameless City joins an explorer as he discovers an ancient city. In literature, these short stories are credited as being the grandparents of the cosmic horror genre, for they include the infamous Necronomicon and the beginnings of Cthulhu.
H.P. Lovecraft’s The Hound and Other Stories is a wonderful, modernized retelling of these famous short stories, adding complementary visuals for the reader to flesh out the story. The entire book is in black and white and this brings the mystique and familiarity of a Lovecraft work. The art in H.P. Lovecraft’s The Hound and Other Stories breathes life in these almost 100-year-old stories that will surely captivate a brand-new audience. Overall, this is a lovely and honored tribute to one of horror’s greatest, original creators and I would highly recommend it for Lovecraft fans, horror fans, or even anybody who has wanted to dip their toe into the dark world of H.P. Lovecraft and isn’t quite sure where to begin.
Get your own copy of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Hound and Other Stories when it releases from Dark Horse on July 12, 2017.