Coming to comic shops Nov 15
and bookstores Nov 24, 2023
Gou Tanabe‘s next North American publication will be H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth! This edition is being published by Dark Horse Comics and it is set to arrive later this year. It also includes 12 pages in full colour with a tip-in title page embellished with silver ink.
As for where Call of Cthulhu is (as I reported years ago), that’s because it’s been serialised in the magazine, Comic Beam, and there’s no word if that will get put into a trade paperback and translated too. Fans can chant and make sacred pacts in hopes for it to happen though.
For now, this manga series by Eisner and Harvey Award nominee will come complete in one volume. Zack Davisson has been handling the translation and what’ll be presented is in safe hands. All anyone has to do is look at his portfolio of books (Amazon link) about the supernatural side of Japan.
From the Press Release:
In the winter of 1927-28, the isolated coastal settlement of Innsmouth, Massachusetts was assaulted by U.S. government agents—its waterfront burned and dynamited, its people taken away to internment camps. Yet that was neither the beginning nor the end of the horror uncovered by a young antiquarian who travelled to Innsmouth in search of rumours from the town’s dead past, only to find them still very much alive…and find truths lying under water deeper and colder than any earthly grave!
Based on the only H.P. Lovecraft story published as a book in the author’s own lifetime, The Shadow Over Innsmouth is a new adaptation by modern manga horror master Gou Tanabe.
H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth manga will retail for $29.99.
Praise for Gou Tanabe’s Lovecraft adaptations:
“I love H.P. Lovecraft…It would be great to adapt him as a serialized manga, but I actually saw Gou Tanabe create a great adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories. Afterwards, I ended up not doing it because I thought I wouldn’t be as good as Gou’s version.”—Junji Ito
“Probably the best comic adaptation of Lovecraft to date.”—AiPT
“Tanabe is an expert in rendering highly detailed landscapes that translate to a palpable sense of foreboding. The scenes in the mountain ranges feel isolating, alive, uninhabitable, and impossible to fully understand.”—Anime News Network
“Thankfully, Gou Tanabe really delivers. His ability to capture the majesty of the Antarctic wilderness in his expansive illustrations is impressive. Through his writing and realistic illustrative style, even the most mundane scenes from Lovecraft’s novella are a visual treat and fascinating to read. This attention to detail runs throughout and serves to bring the graphic horror elements of the story to life as well.”—The Right Stuf Anime