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Denys Barry is convinced that telepathy is possible, and his clinical research at Oakdale State Psychiatric Institute in New York support his hypothesis. But Barry’s research is jeopardized after he suffers violent seizure during on experiment during which he sputters “cosmic” nonsense. Soon after Barry discovers that a criminal patient named Joe Slaader was admitted into Oakdale at the same as Barry’s outburst. Barry is convinced his mind somehow tapped into Slaader’s delusion. He wants to attempt to connect telepathically link with Slaader again. Barry is not surprised when the telepathic link is reestablished. What does shock him is that Slaader appears to be the avatar of a powerful cosmic intelligence desperate to prevent the destruction of our world by another star-born being.
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.