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 Post subject: Providence - A Cthulhu Mythos Tale
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:13 pm 
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Providence is a 12 issue comicbook written by Alan Moore who is best known for writing The Watchmen.

Extensively researched, it is a deconstruction and reconstruction of Lovecraft Country with Moore using the real world locations that inspired Lovecraft's fictional towns and analogs of the different characters and items from the Mythos.

Starting in 1919 the story focuses on Robert Black, a reporter from the New York Herald Tribune and an aspiring novelist. Black is sent by his editor, Mr Posey, to 'scare up' a story about an infamous book called Sous Le Monde, which is rumoured to drive its readers insane. He goes to visit one Doctor Alvarez (Providence‘s analog for Dr. Muñoz of Lovecraft’s short story “Cool Air”), and learns that the book mentions 'an early Arab alchemical text' known as Kitab Al-Hikmah Al-Najmiyya (The Necronomicon) which describes methods of prolonging life.

This meeting, coupled with personal tragedy, sends Black on a quest of introspection and self-journey. He decides that he will write the novel he wanted to write and quits his job to follow some leads investigating the Order of the Stella Sapiente and the mysterious Booke of the Wisdom of the Stars. The quest takes him to the heart of New England and brings him into contact with a gallery of interesting and sinister figures from throughout the Cthulhu Mythos. Robert slowly spirals into the heart of a bigger mystery than anything he ever imagined, and the scope of the mystery slowly takes a hold on his sanity.

Available to read here...

https://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Provid ... 1?id=73123

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 Post subject: Re: Providence - A Cthulhu Mythos Tale
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Providence is the Sequel and Prequel to two other comickbooks, Neonomicon and The Courtyard and though not necessary to read them first they do help clarify some of the events in the later issues of the book.

The Courtyard (2 issues)...

https://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Alan-M ... 1?id=86169

The Neonomicon (4 issues)...

https://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Alan-M ... 1?id=69707

A lot of Providence's artwork is based on real world locations and from historical photos, and a background of events take place that actually did take place in history, such as the 1919 Actors Equity Strike. There is an annotated guide that accompanies each issue and explains in great detail every panel of the book. It contains spoilers so its best to have a look at after completing each issue.

https://factsprovidence.wordpress.com/m ... vidence-1/

Lovecraft stories referenced in Providence:

Cool Air

The Horror at Red Hook

The Shadow Over Innsmouth

The Picture in the House

The Terrible Old Man

Two Black Bottles

The Strange High House in the Mist

The Dunwich Horror

The Colour Out of Space

The Dreams in the Witch House

Herbert West—Reanimator

“The Thing on the Doorstep

The Shadow out of Time

“Pickman’s Model

At the Mountains of Madness

The Haunter of the Dark

From Beyond

Beyond the Wall of Sleep

The Silver Key

The Statement of Randolph Carter

The Unnamable

The Doom that Came to Sarnath

The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

The Shunned House

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

“The Call of Cthulhu

The Festival

Fungi from Yuggoth

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I'm not sure what you're saying, but it looks cool and says scary words!

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H.P Lovecraft was pretty messed up...


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Yep, he led a disturbed life. Shame he never learned how popular his creations became.

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Yep, he led a disturbed life. Shame he never learned how popular his creations became.

An anti-Semitic who married a Jew and had two Jewish best friends. He would have fit right in on /pol/.

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