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Fall of Cthulhu, Vol. 3: The Gray Man (Fall of Cthulhu #3)

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Arkham's Sheriff Raymond Dirk hunts for a killer called the Gray Man Teaming the mysterious young woman Lucifer, the Sheriff and his unlikely ally search for the elusive Gray Man, and find themselves the hunted rather than the hunters. Can they stop the Gray Man in time or will the Cthulhu cultists have their way? Will the final showdown between the Gray Man and Lucifer ov ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Boom Studios
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Jonathon Jones
Oct 18, 2015 Jonathon Jones rated it it was amazing
This was the best of the series so far. Much more grounded and human than the last one, and people are worth caring about now. The Gray Man himself was creepy but interesting.

My one complaint is all the untranslated Portuguese, but you could get by without the translations anyway.
Dru
Jul 08, 2013 Dru rated it really liked it
Again, reading this in actual comic form (issues 11-14).

The introduction of The Gray Man was interesting. I like him as a character, and really enjoyed the concept of Lucifer and her relationship with The Harlot. Coming back to "the knife" was a good way to remind us that it was still around. The only reason this got 4 stars instead of 5 was that The Gray Man spoke exclusively in Portugese and no translation was provided. This breaks with the use of a translation for non-English lines that they
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Mike
Jan 02, 2011 Mike rated it really liked it
I'm really impressed - for a series I really didn't want to like (whether because of it's intro dropping us in the middle of the weirdness, or because of the different style of storytelling than I'm used to), I'm quite enjoying it by this point

It helps that this arc focuses on the unwilling (and unwitting) humans - made it possible to ease into the growing horror and inevitable dread that the fearless evil ones are so artfully bringing about. It sure isn't letting up, but at least I can see the
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Sylvester
Aug 03, 2015 Sylvester rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, horror
By far the best volume. A mysterious Brazilian girl arrived in Arkham and murders with links connected to the girl occurred at the same time. The sheriff and the girl-Lucifer must work together to bring down the Gray Man.

It was really fun, I enjoyed the genre blending of horror with mystery.
Jason
Aug 19, 2010 Jason rated it liked it
Supernatural horror meets police procedural, and the best volume yet of the Fall of Cthulhu series. In addition to propelling the narrative of the entire series, this is also a cohesive single story, rather than an assemblage of smaller vignettes.
Trevor
Feb 23, 2009 Trevor rated it really liked it
Shelves: comix
I felt vol. 2 took too much of a turn away from advancing the story(ies?) but vol. 3 really picked up the pace. This was on par with vol. 1 -- awesome, perfect Lovecraftian horror comic!
Jon
Sep 30, 2011 Jon rated it it was ok
Better than the last book, except they made the Dreamlands look too realistic, which lessens some of the impact. Still, just not enough to grab me.
Bandit
Mar 02, 2012 Bandit rated it liked it
Very good entry, this one more connected to the first book. Same artist throughout the book, great art. Recommended for Lovecraft and/or horror fans.
Ryan Mishap
Nov 26, 2011 Ryan Mishap rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
This series is a nice little Lovecraft jaunt, utilizing the mythos but tweaking things enough to make it fresh. Lovecraft transfers to comics surprisingly well.
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Michael Alan Nelson grew up in a small Indiana farming community before moving to Los Angeles in 2002. He is the winner of the 2004 New Times 55 Fiction contest for his short-short "The Conspirators" and was awarded the 2011 Glyph Comics Award for Best Female Character for the character Selena from his series "28 Days Later." Michael is the author of the critically acclaimed comic series "Hexed," ...more
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