"The Canal" by HPL

Comics story adaptation. Appeared first time in Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft #2 (2008). Reprinted B&W in Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft [HC] (2008) and B&W in Haunt of Horror (2009).
Story: H.P. Lovecraft. Adapt/Art: Richard Corben.

The original poem by H.P. Lovecraft:

A verse XXIV from "Fungi from Yuggoth" (written in 1929-1930).

Somewhere in dream there is an evil place
Where tall, deserted buildings crowd along
A deep, black, narrow channel, reeking strong
Of frightful things whence oily currents race.
Lanes with old walls half meeting overhead
Wind off to streets one may or may not know,
And feeble moonlight sheds a spectral glow
Over long rows of windows, dark and dead.

There are no footfalls, and the one soft sound
Is of the oily water as it glides
Under stone bridges, and along the sides
Of its deep flume, to some vague ocean bound.
None lives to tell when that stream washed away
Its dream-lost region from the world of clay.

Copyright © 2008 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: July 9, 2008. Modified: November 8, 2014.