Deconstructing Comics #641: A Manga “At the Mountains of Madness”

by James Ferguson

Horror writer H.P. Lovecraft understood that it was more upsetting to let the reader imagine the horrific thing, than to actually show it. So, can one really do Lovecraft in comics effectively?
In volume 1 of his comics adaptation of Lovecraft’s H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness Volume 1 (Manga), Gou Tanabe (so far) hasn’t spoiled the reveal in the way some other comics creators have, in other Lovecraft-based comics. Emmet and Kumar discuss.

Kumar’s novel: Tanuja Ramachandran: Hunter-Seeker
Emmet’s short comics story: Something Wicked 2019

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