“Recognition” by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Comics story adaptation under name “The Scar”, 10 pgs. Appeared first time [B&W] in Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft #1 (2008). Reprinted [B&W] in Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft [HC] (2008) and [B&W] in Haunt of Horror (2009).
Story/Art: Richard Corben (no signature). Lettering printed (Jeff Eckleberry).
The original poem by Howard Phillips Lovecraft:
A verse IV from “Fungi from Yuggoth” (written in 1929-1930)
First time published in Dec. 1936
The day had come again, when as a child
I saw – just once – that hollow of old oaks,
Grey with a ground-mist that enfolds and chokes
The slinking shapes which madness has defiled.
It was the same – an herbage rank and wild
Clings round an altar whose carved sign invokes
That Nameless One to whom a thousand smokes
Rose, aeons gone, from unclean towers up-piled.
I saw the body spread on that dank stone,
And knew those things which feasted were not men;
I knew this strange, grey world was not my own,
But Yuggoth, past the starry voids – and then
The body shrieked at me with a dead cry,
And all too late I knew that it was I!
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Created: June 27, 2008. Last updated: June 30, 2019 at 20:26 pm