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

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Series launched on May 11

The November issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine revealed on Saturday that Gou Tanabe's manga adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu story will end in the magazine's next issue on November 12.

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, which concern the strange activities of a cult-like group of people who seem to worship an ageless being known as Cthulhu. The group worships Cthulhu as a god who sleeps beneath the sea, ready to awaken to sow destruction.

Tanabe launched the manga in Monthly Comic Beam's June issue (seen right) on May 11.

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 began releasing Tanabe's At The Mountains Of Madness manga in June. The series was nominated for Best Comic by the 46th Angoulême International Comics Festival earlier this year.

Tanabe also released manga based on Lovecraft's The Colour Out of Space and The Haunter of the Dark. He earlier drew an adaptation of Lovecraft's The Outsider. Tanabe ended his manga based on The Shadow Out of Time last November.

Source: Monthly Comic Beam November issue

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