Dreaming of Heavy Metal (Lovecraft edition) - Part 3

I've always been fascinated with frightening stories, from my first book titled 'Siegfried, The Mighty Warrior' with it's tales of Siegfried defeating a monstrous dragon, being bathed in the animals protective blood (see my blog on this book here) and finally betrayed by his wife and murdered by her brothers. I've always had a dark view of story telling. So, my surprise and excitement could not be held in check when I read a promotion from Heavy Metal that they would do an all Lovecraft edition.

(Photography by Richard Palberg shot at F4 for a shallow depth of field to create a nostalgic feel)

This cover was great and keep in mind the edition was published in October 1979, long before the desktop publishing revolution and Photoshop manipulation!

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Purported excepts from the infamous grimoire The Necromonomicon, written by the Mad Arab" Abdul Alhazred,

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The broodingly illustrated 'The Dunwhich Horror' by Breccia, has some fantastical imagery that I thought captured the visions I entertained in my mind while reading Lovecrafts short stories.

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The first story in the edition was titled 'Final Justice' and it was a gothic horror told in the traditional fashion illustrated by Chateau

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Moebius also had his hand in this story titled simply enough, "KTULU'

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'The Man From BlackHole', by Clerc is stylistic mad mans fantasy

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Here painter Nicollet cast H.P.Lovecraft himself in his own horror story!

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American comic artist illustrates the story 'Bad Breath' and its fantastic - even Frank Frazetta would be proud of this highly influences artists work.

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'The Language of Cats' by Clavelous - his name must mean something as his prediction that cats wold rule our subconscious now as truly clairvoyant.

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This issue had many more stories and columns dedicated to Lovecraft - truly wonderful and I don't think Heavy Metal was ever to repeat an experiment quite like this one.