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Cthulhu Tales Omnibus: Delirium (Cthulhu Tales #1-2)

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A wide-ranging anthology based on the horror universe of H.P. Lovecraft by today's top talent!

Lovecraft lives! All new original tales of twisted darkness and the macabre based on Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythology. Featuring some of today's hottest talents, including comic book superstars Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, Steve Niles, William Messner-Loebs, and Michael Alan Nelson, scre
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by BOOM! Studios
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Benjamin
Cthulhu Tales was an on-going anthology comic book of Lovecraftian fiction published by Boom! Studios in 2006 and from 2008-2009. From ComicVine, it looks like each issue had two-to-four stories, while the Delirium Omnibus has 26 stories. (The Madness Omnibus has 23 stories.)

As a big comic anthology, this book has a wide range of art style, which is a lot of fun; and it also has a range of writing, though not as much as you might expect. Unless, of course, you know Lovecraftiana, which tends to
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Randolph Carter
Most of the tales are weak offerings looking to exploit some single theme or twist on the Cthulhu sub-genre. The stories are too short to really develop anything and most come off like a one joke gag. Too many of the stories are goofy or supposed to be slightly humorous usually in some grim fashion, but a few in pure slapstick. Too often the gag just doesn't work. A book like this would be much better with 3-4 longer stories that don't rely on a single thing to catch you for the story to be ...more
Azra
Oct 01, 2015 Azra rated it really liked it
This was an interesting way to begin The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Within these covers, we learn that Cthulhu apparently is a fan of the movie High Fidelity and some girls just can't get a break, no matter what. We also learn that sometimes those elementary school plays really can be hell and why it isn't a good idea to sneak into the Body Farm.

I am not usually a fan of Lovecraft in this format or in movies. However, this was a fun read. I may have to check out the others (if there's mor
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Stewart Tame
Jul 03, 2013 Stewart Tame rated it really liked it
Great stuff! I picked this up on a whim, unfamiliar with the title, but generally liking the concept of comics based on the Cthulhu mythos. Considering the usual spotty quality of anthology titles, this is top notch. Having good talent like Mark Said, Keith Giffen, Mark Badger and William Messner-Loebs helps. Some stories are funny, some are chilling; most are worth your time. There's at least one more volume of these that I'll have to see about getting my hands on ...
John
Oct 18, 2014 John rated it liked it
This book contains a few gems, but you have to dig for them. The rest of these tales are mostly superficial, show little understanding of Lovecraft or horror fiction, and function more as vignettes than fully realized works of fiction. The whole book feels mostly cursory and surprisingly repetitive.
Cagne
Jan 29, 2013 Cagne rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
A collection of different stories, of different authors, of different styles, with a Cthulu theme. Some stories echo other Lovercraftian themes, faint echo.
Shannon Kitchens
Feb 28, 2012 Shannon Kitchens rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
A great collection of mini-stories, many of which deserve five stars. However, some where weaker, but even so, I don't think there was a single story in this omnibus I didn't like.
Chris
Nov 19, 2015 Chris rated it really liked it
A nice little omnibus graphic novel of shorts based in the Lovecraft mythos. If you like Lovecraft and Cthulhu mythos stories, then this is your thing.
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Mark Waid (born March 21, 1962 in Hueytown, Alabama) is an American comic book writer. He is best known for his eight-year run as writer of the DC Comics' title The Flash, as well as his scripting of the limited series Kingdom Come and Superman: Birthright, and his work on Marvel Comics' Captain America.
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