Wednesday, October 27, 2010

At The Mountains of Madness Bookplate Edition - Exclusive to Gosh!

Gosh! Favourite Ian Culbard (Dorian Gray, A Study in Scarlet) is no stranger to the bookplate edition. You’ll no doubt remember his last one from the Hound of the Baskervilles by Ian Edginton, a sell-out success and not just because of the Gosh! Comics cameo on said bookplate.

This time ‘round Culbard steps out on his own in a new adaptation from Self Made Hero. At the Mountains of Madness is a tale of Antarctic terror by the master of unspeakable horrors, H.P. Lovecraft. First published in 1936 and now in graphic novel form some 74 years later, this is one Lovecraftian horror worth seeking out.

The barren, windswept interior of the Antarctic plateau was lifeless or so the expedition from Miskatonic University thought. Then they found strange fossils of unheard-of creatures, carved stones tens of millions of years old and, finally, the unspeakable, mind-twisting terror of the City of the Old Ones.

“I could not help feeling that they were evil things – mountains of madness whose farther slopes looked out over some accursed ultimate abyss.”

“There's been a lot of Lovecraftian work over the past few years, but [this] may be the best of them all.”
-- Pornokitsch

I could tell you a vigintillion times over that Culbard’s work is remarkable but instead I’ll point you at several early reviews lavishing praise on his latest effort: The FPI Blog, Butterfly Hunt, and Geek Syndicate.

At the Mountains of Madness: Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition boasts a signed and numbered print featuring all-new art by Ian Culbard for the standard cover price of £14.99. As a gentle nod of respect he’s done a portrait of Lovecraft himself, in blues and blacks and probably colours out of space too:

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