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The Dream-Quest of Unknown-Kadath #1-2
posted June 16, 2006
 

Creators: Jason B. Thompson
Publishing Information: Mock Man Press, $2.95
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A very-involved, feverishly drawn adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft story. I haven't read this one, but it seems reasonably faithful, save for the artistic choice to "mask" the lead as a cartoonish, iconic character (whatever the figure may gain in sympathy it loses because of its jarring, weird nature in context of the more elaborately-drawn sequences, people, and creatures). The storytelling is more turgid than involving, and I found myself bogged down several times to the point of quitting. In addition, the visual acoomplishment which may have made the comic something to look at just isn't there for Thompson at this stage in his career. I have to respect the ambitiousness and effort, but can't recommend the result.

This review was written in the late 1990s as part of a then-ongoing freelance gig; I apologize if it reads oddly or seems incomplete.