The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft #1Look at the cover to your right.  Is that not the most beautiful comic cover you’ve ever seen?  What tale lies beneath this tentacled monstrosity?

Toiling away as a timid and eccentric writer of pulp horror stories, H.P. Lovecraft, is powerless in the world… in love with a girl who doesn’t love him back, mired in a profession that inspires no respect and frozen in the grip of a terrible writer’s block. Until one day when everything changes. Lovecraft comes in contact with an ancient book that passes onto him an insidious curse: whenever he sleeps, his darkest nightmares come true and are loosed on the world. Suddenly, this shy and bumbling writer becomes both an unwitting god of destruction and the only man who can fight the wickedness he unleashes. It’s a fantastical revision of the life and work of H.P. Lovecraft, a story in the mold of the classic Universal horror movies. A weird tale indeed.

The Strange Tales of H.P. Lovecraft comes April 8, 2009 from Image Comics!  We’ll be speaking to the creative team, so keep an eye here on the site for more information on this excellent-looking series!

Find out more at the official site!

Check out the trailer for the comic here or after the jump.