Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla #1

Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla #1

Writer: John Reilly Artist: Tom Rogers, Dexter Weeks Publisher: Action Lab Comics Release Date: December 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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When Nikola Tesla's fiancée, Amelia Earhart, steals a dangerous prototype engine for a trans-Atlantic flight, Tesla seeks out the interdimensional expertise of H.P. Lovecraft to save her. Lovecraft, however, has problems of his own as he investigates the identity of Cthulhu's Herald.

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Oct 17, 2014

    That's the sort of careful effort that went into “Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla” – the kind that produces added value and enjoyment upon re-reading. What looks like a simple buddy-buddy pairing on its face really becomes something much stronger in the actual telling. Strong character definition, exaggerations made in the name of pure fun, and an attention to detail make “Herald” a book to keep on your radar. You can find it digitally right now, and it's not too late to pre-order it from your LCS. If you have any affection for the historical names involved, give this one a chance to surprise you with an even deeper experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 13, 2014

    A good story with adequate visuals make this aentertaining mash-up of two infamous men. I will be back for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Oct 21, 2014

    Its good story, and with 3 issues, it makes small investment with capital imaginative rewards. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Dec 15, 2014

    Its not perfect. There are moments when characters dialogue doesnt seem to match up as if they are having two different conversations, but there are definitely some interesting ideas here. If you enjoy historical fiction at all, this book is probably going to be right up your alley. I know im going to be sticking around to see where this story goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 12, 2014

    Both Tesla and Lovecraft are at personal and professional crossroads, which -- as readers know from other comic books, movie and television shows -- makes for the best dramatic environment to cook up a good story. "Herald: Lovecraft and Tesla" #1 is a fun read, and the odd couple pairing of two of America's creative masters is rife with potential. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Brian S. Roe Nov 29, 2014

    There are ideas here that might develop into something clever and interesting but this first issue simply feels obvious and shallow. We know these people and what their varied skills, histories, and achievements were. The true challenge is to take these known quantities and expand them, enrich them, and turn them into something more interesting and powerful than the mundane histories we already know. Read Full Review

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