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H.P. Lovecraft’s Haunt of Horror #3

The final issue of this miniseries sticks to the same high standards as the previous two. Once again, it’s the stories and poems of horror master H.P. Lovecraft, illustrated by brilliant horror artist Richard Corben. In this issue, we get the tale of Arthur Jermyn, who discovers that there’s a nasty case of root rot in his family tree; we get the story of “The Well,” in which something unpleasant and dangerous is lurking underground; and we get “The Window,” which considers just how empty the space on the other side of a wall can be.

Verdict: Thumbs up. “Arthur Jermyn” is one of my least favorite of Lovecraft’s stories, but Corben still makes it work. The other stories, based on very short poems, work out wonderfully as full-length comic stories. Pick all of these up, if you can.


Marvel: Your Universe Saga

Basically, this is a combination of a short addendum to the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and a brief summary of the last several years’ worth of Marvel storylines.

Verdict: Not much to it? I’m still giving it a thumbs up. It’s free, baby! And it’s pretty good anyway — Marvel has been a pretty convoluted place lately, so it’s nice to have a little scorecard to keep track of everything that’s been going on.

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  1. Sado Said,

    September 4, 2008 @ 8:20 am

    I’ve always liked the handbooks and so forth, particularly as I’ll be damned if I’ll read every last part of a crossover (unless it pops up in a TPB, in which case, I’ll probably not get half of what’s going on except as it relates to the story arc).

  2. scottslemmons Said,

    September 4, 2008 @ 11:51 am

    The Handbooks are cool, because they’re usually pretty entertainingly written, but it’s gotten to where I get a lot of my info about crossovers by reading Wikipedia — frankly, it’s one of the few things that site really does well…