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The history of the most infamous book known to man will finally unfurl! Student Ali Said, recruited by a mysterious group to find the famed Necronomicon, is caught between the warring forces that want the Necronomicon's power for their own - but Said knows that neither side intends to leave the world better off. In order to save mankind, Said will have to plumb the mysteri ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by BOOM! Studios (first published March 24th 2009)
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Geoff Hill
Definitely lightweight and predictable. A hodgepodge of lovecraftian creatures and themes, but little atmosphere or character development.

And I think the writer seriously overestimates the human hero's ability to pick up super powers by reading the Necronomicon, to the point where they can survive fights with shoggoths and elder gods. The dark powers of lovecrafts pantheon don't need to fight with humans to stop someone translating a book. They just unleash their vast, uncaring force and sweep
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Mike
Messner-Loebs doesn't take long to underestimate his readers. Page 5 is when I knew it wasn't going to go well for us. By the third chapter, with a never-ending and blatantly repetitive (presumably in case some new reader showed up for this five-part series after issue #1) voice-over, I relaxed the protagonist must be functionally Aspergers.

He has no emotional reactions to the weirdness and growing dread, he doesn't seem at all out off by the slips into dream/nightmare-land, and he's pretty much
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John
How did I not know of this book earlier? Loebs (one of my favorite writers) turns in a fine Lovecraftian tale that pulls threads together from multiple sources to quilt something entertaining and new.
David Schwan
A confusing book. The main character is hired to translate the Necronomicon. While translating it he discovers an old race of people who want to take over the earth. This got rated best horror comic of 2008, not sure why? Is the field of horror comics that thin? Seems loosely based on and H. P. Lovecraft story, and perhaps that is the attraction to this. The graphics were ok, slightly minimalistic.
Larry
Kind of a hodge podge of Lovecraft stories and characters that is entertaining for all the inside jokes. Some cool artwork especially the Mi-Go depictions. Had more potential than what was executed here. I like the concept of the Necronomicon being translated. Didn't work out so well in the Evil Dead.
Jonathan Hunsberger
Been on a Lovecraftian comic kick lately and really enjoyed the personality and (dare i say it for the genre?) optimism of the protaganist and book overall.
Luiz Santiago
Dude, this is one of the worst miniseries that I read this year. Terrible, terrible ...
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William Messner-Loebs (born William Francis Loebs, Jr., February 19, 1949) is an American comic book writer and artist from Michigan, also known as Bill Loebs and Bill Messner-Loebs. His hyphenated surname is a combination of his and his wife's unmarried surnames.

Since the 1980s he has written substantial runs of series published by DC, Image, Comico, and other smaller comics publishers, including
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