H.P. Lovecraft: Arthur Jermyn #1 of 1
The Jermyns have lived in their gothic estate in Cambridgeshire for centuries. Explorers and adventurers, they are a wild and violent bunch with a cursed, black history of sudden murder and blood. Until the birth of Arthur Jermyn. As brutal as his ancestors, Arthur also seems to possess a calmer, more intellectual side. These two halves seem to war for possession of Arthur’s soul as he researches the Jermyns’ past, hoping to find a reason or origin for his family’s wicked ways. And he finds it in deepest Africa, where Philip Jermyn, Arthur’s great-grandfather, discovered a lost city built by the elder gods and populated by the hybrids, the descendants of humans and the spawn of Cthulu, high priest of the elder gods. Hybrids that offered Philip immortality to Philip, but only a horrible cost. A cost that, when Arthur learns it, makes the last of the Jermyns walk out into the moors, douse himself with coal oil, and set himself on fire.
Along with Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King, Howard Phillips Lovecraft is considered one of America’s most innovative and popular American horror writers. The master of the weird tale during the first decades of the 20th Century until his premature death in 1937, Lovecraft’s distinctive style and canon of work has influenced as many authors as the stories of Ernest Hemingway and Dashiell Hammett. Lovecraft’s earliest published work, Herbert West: Re-Animator, was turned into the 1985 cult classic film, Reanimator. Caliber Comics has publsihed a number of Lovecraft’s classic tales and inputed a modern spin for today’s audiences and the writers are developing new tales based on Lovecraft’s imaginations in addition to adapting some of the classic stories.