Alan Moore's Neonomicon #1

Alan Moore's Neonomicon #1

Writer: Alan Moore Artist: Jacen Burrows Publisher: Avatar Press Release Date: July 21, 2010 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ross Haralson Jul 25, 2010

    * In the world of Hellboy, for instance, Mike Mignolas title character has often suggested that Lovecraft based his writing on personal experiences and knowledge. Similarly, 2009s The Strange Adventures of H.P Lovecraft saw the authors nightmares given life at the earliest stages of his career. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jul 25, 2010

    If anything, the issue feels like a good pilot episode of an American supernatural-thriller TV show, built around some compelling Lovecraftian lore. However, since Im not the biggest Lovecraft fan in the world (Im not intimately familiar with the Cthulhu mythos, and Ive also never read Moores The Courtyard, to which Neonomicon is apparently a sequel), I wonder if Im getting as much out of the book as other readers might. As Agent Brears rather clunkily remarks, Its almost like some big literary in-joke--and I wonder if I would enjoy it more if I was better acquainted with the source material that Moore is working from. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jul 26, 2010

    If you contain your expectations, this is a very good horror/crime comic. Just cover up the place where it says Alan Moore on the cover and you'll probably have lower expectations and enjoy it more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Jul 25, 2010

    However, Lovecraft didnt develop his Greek etymology correctly, and other subsequent nomicons have merely continued Lovecrafts error--such as the currently popular vegan cookbook titled The Veganomicon (the image of the law of the vegan?). Thus, Moores Neonomicon continues the error as it supposedly means the image of the law of the new. Read Full Review

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