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Gou Tanabe Launches Manga of H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu Story

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tanabe's latest adaptation of Lovecraft's works

The May issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine revealed on Friday that Gou Tanabe will launch a manga adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu story. The official Twitter account for Monthly Comic Beam retweeted manga creator Jun Hanyūnyū's post with a photograph of the announcement.

The original short story features the first appearance of the extraterrestrial entity known as Cthulhu, who gives its name to the "Cthulhu Mythos" — the collective mythology of cosmic horror stories penned by Lovecraft and other authors. The story centers on the investigations of Francis Wayland Thurston concerning the strange activities of cult-like group of people who seem to worship an ageless being known as Cthulhu as a god who sleeps beneath the sea, ready to awaken to sow destruction.

The manga is part of a series of manga adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft's works by Tanabe. Dark Horse Comics published his manga of H.P. Lovecraft's The Hound and Other Stories in August 2017, which includes "The Hound," "The Temple," and "The Nameless City." Dark Horse Comics also licensed Tanabe's At The Mountains Of Madness, which was nominated for Best Comic by the 46th Angoulême International Comics Festival earlier this year. Tanabe then released manga based on Lovecraft's The Colour Out of Space and The Haunter of the Dark. He also earlier drew an adaptation of Lovecraft's The Outsider. Tanabe recently ended his manga based on The Shadow Out of Time last November.

Source: Monthly Comic Beam May issue, Jun Hanyūnyū's Twitter account

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