I do enjoy a good pulpy detective tale, and I also enjoy tales involving the Cthulhu mythos. When Dark Horse announced Weird Detective by Fred Van Lente and Guiu Vilanova, I knew someone got their peanut butter in my chocolate.
The city has been plagued by a pattern of crimes too weird and bizarre for the average detective. Lurking in the evidence are shadows of loathsome horrors from beyond space and time, seeking to usher in the unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. The only man capable of fighting against the unspeakable terrors isn’t a man at all. Detective Sebastian Greene is one of them—it takes a monster to catch a monster.
Apparently Weird Detective has been running in Dark Horse Presents, which could be a negative point regarding anthology books, but the tale must be popular enough to get its own series from the publisher.
“I love H. P. Lovecraft, I love cop shows, and their unholy bastard child is Weird Detective,” Van Lente says. “Seeing cosmic horror at the street crime level opens up both genres to incredible new possibilities. Sebastian Greene is just the person to be your guide through this dangerous world, even as his own partner tries to figure out his dark secret.”
Weird Detective will be a five-issue mini-series kicks off on June 15th.