Steve Niles and Mark Waid on ‘Cthulhu Tales’
Comic readers looking for a monthly fix of slimy, tentacled horror from the inky blackness, it appears that your search is over.
Boom! Studios has decided to take its former Cthulhu Tales one-shots the monthly route beginning in March, providing a regular fix of Lovecraftian horror for aficianadoes of the Ancient Ones’ dark shenanigans.
CBR spoke to Boom! Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid about the new ongoing anthology series, which will launch with a set of stories by Steve Niles and continue with an ever-changing cast of writers and artists.
Here, Niles explains one of his upcoming contributions to the series:
“The new one that I’m writing right now is going to get much stranger,” continued Niles. “This new one I’m working on is very, very weird. If I were the artist on these things — I’m sitting here working on a story, there’s a body on a slab in a morgue, and basically the world of the Ancient Ones is inside the body, so when it bursts out, we’re going to have this corpse with a room full of tentacle. Man, if I was the artist I’d have so much fun drawing that."
And isn’t that the real appeal of Lovecraftian horror? It makes you want to simultaneously clap your hands and clutch your stomach against the sudden wave of nausea.