Pulp Crazy – Weird Detective: The Stars Are Wrong

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/141.mp3

 

In this week’s episode I’m going to be discussing a comic book that ties in with H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Weird Detective from Dark Horse comics.

I think it’s a comic that kind of fell below everyone’s radar last year and I’m going to be discussing it in depth during this episode. There will be spoilers, but this is more of a setup than a self-contained story, so don’t be afraid to keep listening. This is more like a #0 or #1 issue.

Weird Detective ran in Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse’s staple comics anthology title. Weird Detective is branded as a Lovecraftian crime comic. The tag-line is, “It takes a monster to catch a monster.” It’s written by Fred Van Lente and illustrated by Guiu Vilanova. Josan Gonzalez is the colorist and Nate Piekos of BLAMBOT is the letterer. Francesco Francavilla provided art for one of the covers to Dark Horse Presents #8 featuring Sebastian Greene, the main character.

The third part concludes by announcing Weird Detective will return in a new #1 issue.

Links:

Dark Horse Website: http://darkhorse.com

The Lovecraft e-Zine: http://lovecraftzine.com

Pulp Crazy – Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/140.mp3

In this week’s episode I discuss, Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham. It’s an Elseworlds tale set in 1928, featuring a pulp Batman encountering Cthulhu Mythos inspired elements.  This was originally published as a prestige format 3-issue mini series. In the past few years, the individual issues proved pricey on the secondary market due to the popularity of Cthulhu Mythos and Lovecraftian fiction, but DC released a trade paperback collecting the series in late December 2015. It’s now available on Amazon for under $11.00.

Writers: Mike Mignola & Richard Pace

Penciller: Troy Nixey

Inker: Dennis Janke

Colorist: Dave Stewart

Editors: Archie Goodwin & Mike Carlin

Batman created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger

Cover Artist: Mike Mignola

Links:

Purchase Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Batman-Doom-That-Came-Gotham/dp/1401258069

Lovecraft eZine: http://lovecraftzine.com

H. P. Lovecraft at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft

Free Lovecraft Complete Fiction ebook (multiple formats): http://arkhamarchivist.com/free-complete-lovecraft-ebook-nook-kindle/

Pulp Crazy – The Hound

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/139.mp3

In this week’s episode of Pulp Crazy I’ll be discussing “The Hound” by H. P. Lovecraft. This is a short piece of weird fiction that was first published in the February 1924 issue of Weird Tales. “The Hound” takes place within Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos cycle of stories. It deals with a pair of occultists who pick the wrong grave to rob.

Links:

Nicole Alman’s website: http://cheesecake-weasel.com
Read “The Hound” in:

H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction at Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/barnes-noble-leatherbound-classics-hp-lovecraft-h-p-lovecraft/1106658815
Cthulhu Chick’s Free Works of H.P. Lovecraft ebook: http://arkhamarchivist.com/free-complete-lovecraft-ebook-nook-kindle/

Listen to William Hart (CthulhuWho1) read his rendition of “The Hound”:  http://cthulhuwho1.com/2010/12/27/h-p-lovecrafts-the-hound-1922-read-by-william-hart/

or purchase an enhanced scored version here: https://gplowman.bandcamp.com/album/hp-lovecrafts-the-hound

Read the eText of “The Hound” – http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/h.aspx

“The Hound” @ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hound

“The Hound” @ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?41886

The Lovecraft eZine: http://lovecraftzine.com

The Swords of Robert E. Howard Forum

 

Just wanted to give everyone an update on what I’ve been up to this week. I didn’t have time to write or record an episode as I have been working on The Swords of Robert E. Howard Forum at http://swordsofreh.proboards.com.

As some of you may know, The Official Robert E. Howard Forums at conan.com closed at the beginning of February, but The Robert E. Howard Foundation has plans for their own forums in the future.

 

The Conan.com boards were a fantastic community and many of us didn’t want to see that vanish in between the time the Conan.com forum closed and the Robert E. Howard Foundation forum went up.

So I decided to create this fan forum and so far we have 66 members and are always open to more. If you’re a fan of Robert E. Howard, Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane, or quality fiction in general, feel free to join up.

 

http://swordsofreh.proboards.com