Comics story adaptation, 8 pgs. Appeared first time in
Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft #1 (2008).
Reprinted in Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft [HC] (2008) and in Haunt of Horror (2009).
Story: H.P. Lovecraft. Adapt/Art: Richard Corben (no signature). Lettering printed (Jeff Eckleberry).
The original poem by H.P. Lovecraft:
A verse XVII from "Fungi from Yuggoth" (written in 1929-1930)
There were great steppes, and rocky table-lands
Stretching half-limitless in starlit night,
With alien campfires shedding feeble light
On beasts with tinkling bells, in shaggy bands.
Far to the south the plain sloped low and wide
To a dark zigzag line of wall that lay
Like a huge python of some primal day
Which endless time had chilled and petrified.
I shivered oddly in the cold, thin air,
And wondered where I was and how I came,
When a cloaked form against a campfire's glare
Rose and approached, and called me by my name.
Staring at that dead face beneath the hood,
I ceased to hope - because I understood.
Copyright © 2008 Heart-Attack-Series,
Created: June 27, 2008. Modified: November 12, 2014.