Here’s some news that has me so giddy it took me nearly a day to calm down so I could tell you all about it.  Those who have followed Major Spoilers for years know that I love the lore crafted by H.P. Lovecraft, and that I also have a special place in my heart for the pulp hero, The Shadow.  It looks like Dynamite Entertainment is trying to woo me even more by getting me my 2014 Christmas present early as The Shadow heads to one of Lovecraft’s strangest towns – Innsmouth.

In The Shadow Over Innsmouth, the fog-shrouded town of Innsmouth holds deep secrets. There are legends of inhuman creatures raised from the depths, of supernatural rites and elder gods from beyond. When Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane find themselves trapped in Innsmouth, terrible truths will surface… truths only the Shadow can know.

“Certainly the title alone made this a natural story to tell, but more than that, both the Shadow and Lovecraft’s mythos are products of the same era,” said writer Ron Marz in a prepared press release. “They both have pulp roots, so despite the Shadow’s crime orientation and Lovecraft’s overt horror, there’s a similarity in mood. I tried to put together the Shadow and the Innsmouth legend in a way that remains true to both of them. And obviously I couldn’t ask for a better artist collaborator that my buddy Matthew Dow Smith. If anybody in comics knows shadows, it’s Matthew.”

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth one-shot arrives in April 2014, and I can’t wait!

via Dynamite Entertainment

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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1 Comment

  1. Rob
    January 24, 2014 at 8:49 am — Reply

    That’s just all kinds of awsome, I’m camping out at my LCS until April.

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