The Calling: Cthulhu Chronicles #1

The Calling: Cthulhu Chronicles #1

Writer: Michael Alan Nelson, Johanna Stokes Artist: Christopher Possenti Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: July 14, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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An all-new ongoing Lovecraft-inspired supernatural horror series with a decidedly modern spin from superstar writing team Michael Alan Nelson and Johanna Stokes! A cruise ship comes to port, hundreds are aboard dead - but why? Clayton Diggs is a pharmaceuticals salesman who discovers his sister has committed herself to an insane asylum; she's checked herself in, fearing she'll hurt herself or someone else. All across the world, ordinary people in an ordinary world find themselves drawn by fate to see darkness and despair unlike anything they ever could imagine. Meanwhile, a cult makes its move, believing that there is a great one sleeping that will hear... The Calling! Cover by Criminal's Sean Phillips and Federica Platti!

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed Jul 15, 2010

    A decent start, but Im looking forward to more horror. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jul 15, 2010

    I cant really be work up any vitriol for The Calling: Cthulhu Chronicles. The writer makes an honest attempt to present the Cthulhu myths in a modern age and thats always a challenge. Even the most successful translations of Lovecraft, Reanimator and From Beyond depended upon timelessness within the age of the story's setting. Christopher Posenti, Stephen Downer also contribute beautiful, realistic artwork that benefits the acting of the cast, but the impression I received while reading The Calling: Cthulhu Chronicles is that it was PG-13. Horror, especially Cthulhu, demands an R. Read Full Review

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