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(Culbard's Lovecraft)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  407 ratings  ·  51 reviews
«Από τώρα κι ύστερα…δεν μπορώ να βασίζομαι στις αισθήσεις μου».

Άρκαμ, 1908, Πανεπιστήμιο Μισκατόνικ. Ο καθηγητής Ναθάνιελ Πίζλι καταρρέει την ώρα της διδασκαλίας μπροστά στους φοιτητές του και συνέρχεται πέντε χρόνια μετά. Με φρίκη ανακαλύπτει πως στη διάρκεια αυτής της περιόδου το σώμα του κάθε άλλο παρά ήταν αδρανές – ενώ αρχίζει να βασανίζεται από ανησυχητικούς και αλλό
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Paperback, 120 pages
Published September 2017 by Aiolos publications
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Crystal Starr Light
Bullet Review:

Not my typical fare - I've never read any Lovecraft - but I was pretty intrigued with this one. Really interesting story, really creepy in some places without being too "horror" if that makes any sense.

Not sure this makes me want to run out and read actual Lovecraft - I heard his writing is a bit of an undertaking for the modern audience! - but I can definitely appreciate his work and his advancement of the horror genre.
Andrew
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And so we have another of the Self Made Hero interpretations of H P Lovecraft's classics tales.

Yes there are some liberties taken with the story - both for speed and for accuracy (after all even with their own stylised form of art - which I mind I rather like and is very atmospheric) I suspect there are some scenes which are just impossible to image.

The story is still pretty faithful - at least to the extend where if you have never read this story you can still get a feel for what Lovecraft is
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Thomas
Βαθμολογία: ★★★

Η ιστορία είναι τρομερά ενδιαφέρουσα, αλλά δεν μπορώ να πω ότι η διασκευή σε κόμικ την δικαίωσε. Το σκίτσο δεν μου άρεσε ιδιαίτερα. Αξίζει πάντως να το διαβάσετε αν σας αρέσουν οι περιέργες ιστορίες.
George K.
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Τον Φεβρουάριο του 2016 είχα διαβάσει την νουβέλα του Χ. Φ. Λάβκραφτ πάνω στην οποία βασίζεται το παρόν graphic novel, η τελευταία μακροσκελής ιστορία που έγραψε ο μεγάλος αυτός συγγραφέας τρόμου. Είχα μείνει γενικά ικανοποιημένος από την νουβέλα, αν και είχα συναντήσει διάφορα... προβληματάκια με τις πομπώδεις περιγραφές και την όλη τρέλα της πλοκής. Από τα τρία βιβλία του συγγραφέα που έχω διαβάσει μέχρι σήμερα ("Η περίπτωση του Τσαρλς Ντέξτερ Γουόρντ" και "Τα βουνά της τρέλας" τα άλλα δυο), ε ...more
BookitoCat
Το σχέδιο είναι πανέμορφο, πραγματικά ο Culbardt έκανε πολύ καλή δουλειά. Μπορεί κάποιους να τους εκπλήσσει αυτό που πρόκειται να πω αλλά αυτό είναι η πρώτη ιστορία που διαβάζω του Lovecraft. Πάντα έλεγα ότι θέλω να διαβάσω τα βιβλία του καθώς είναι και ένας από τους βασιλιάδες της φαντασίας, αλλά ποτέ δεν έπιανα ένα βιβλίο του. Μιας και ήταν graphic novel (που αρέσουν αρκετά στην αδερφή μου) είπα να το πάρω. Το απόλαυσα αρκετά. Μπορεί σε μορφή βιβλίου να μου άρεσε περισσότερο αλλά και έτσι ήταν ...more
Sam Quixote
INJ Culbard’s latest HP Lovecraft adaptation is of Lovecraft’s last major work, the sci-fi-esque horror story The Shadow Out Of Time. Unlike Culbard’s last 2 adaptations, At The Mountains Of Madness and The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward, The Shadow Out Of Time is a trickier story to make work in a comic and is tonally different from Lovecraft’s more straightforward horror tales - as a result this is the weakest book in the series so far.

For those unfamiliar with Lovecraft, HP (Howard Phillips) Lo
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Tim Pendry
This graphic novel adaptation of one of Lovecraft's key science fiction fantasies is well worth adding to the library. It is a simple and clear presentation of the story.

The central problem of filmic and graphic adaptation remains however - Lovecraft's unaussprechlichen horrors are best left vague in print, let alone as image, as far beyond current imaginings.
Thomas Edmund
I really love the idea here - mixing Lovecraft's unique prose with graphic work. At times the art worked really well supplementing the story, however I did feel at times the artwork let the story down, with boxy basic drawings of settings (such as the classic Miskatonic university.) Something really cool was the well balancing paneling, as the story pacing increased so did the intensity and size of the art panels.

Apparently there are similar works out there, which I look forward to devouring. Th
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Jeff Miller
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
A little Halloween treat for myself. One of HPLs most complete and mature stories, leaving us to wonder just how good he really could have been had he not died way too young. This series of adaptations have been a real success, from the anthologies of shorts to the magnificent At The Mountains Of Madness and this one is a welcome addition, although I do feel that the immensity of Peaslee's findings are just too much to be delivered graphically. I do hope they continue though as this is a great w ...more
Julia
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do not read many graphic novels, but I really enjoyed this. Culbard's illustrations really added a lot to the story, and made the story fun to read. I didn't realize that he had done so many adaptations, but now I will see if my library has them. One reviewer said that this is his weakest adaptation. If that is so, then I am really looking forward to the others, because I thought this one was great.
Terrence
This is the first Lovecraft graphic novel that I feel the artwork is worthy of the source material. Culbard's adaption and illustration works well and makes for an enjoyable read. I look forward to more "collaborations".
Randolph
The Shadow Out of Time is the third volume of Lovecraft adapted by British artist I.N.J. Culbard into a graphic novel. The first two were: In the Mountains of Madness, for which he won the British Fantasy Award in 2011, and the equally excellent The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Culbard, as usual, unlike most gn adapters, does a great faithful job of adapting the stories from Lovecraft. The artwork again is a perfect match, simple, evocative, idiosyncratic (in a good sense).

Shadow was one of the
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Smassing Culture
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ολόκληρη η κριτική στο Smassing Culture

H αναπαράσταση του μη παραστατικού

Για τον Ηοward Phillips Lovecraft, έχουμε μιλήσει εκτενώς και στο παρελθόν. Δεν θα μπορούσαμε άλλωστε να αγνοήσουμε έναν από τους μεγαλύτερους δημιουργούς του φανταστικού, του τρόμου, αλλά και του φαντασιακού (ή, ορθότερα, κοσμικού) τρόμου.

Το να προσπαθήσεις να αναπαραστήσεις οπτικά όλη αυτή την δυναμική του Lovecraft-ικού λόγου ενέχει τροματικές δυσκολίες, οι οποίες δεν πηγάζουν (μόνο) από τα ακατανόμαστα πλοκάμια κάποιου
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Rin
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Generally, I'm not a big fan of Lovecraft. It's been so many years after his work was published that most people have had time to copy him and now his work just doesn't feel fresh and new to me, since I've seen it done and doubled. But these Culbard adaptations are great! The illustrations serve to expand on the text as Culbard does a fantastic job at showing these everyday, normal type people who find themselves amid the slow creep of horror and you can truly see the horror on their faces as th ...more
Kereesa
Made me nearly as paranoid as reading House of Leaves. Thankfully I was too tired to stay up and scan my bedroom for entities from another world.

Thanks, Lovecraft. Now my imagination is going to go bananas next time I have insomnia.
Justin Labelle
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Culbard's strongest adaptation.
The Shadow Out of Time is a compelling, well drawn and engrossing tale about time, space, the cost of acquiring knowledge.
Culbard seems to have really hit his stride in this one. His chosen style is consistent and while the mosnters are not always frightening or memorable, they do offer up a proper quota of the grotesque.
Not sure about the halo for the flashlight, but overall, a commendable adaptation.
Social_Sloth
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Lovecraft based comics by Culbard are always really good. The art has it's own style that sets it apart from all other comics and, of course, an intriguing plot.
There is always a clever twist at the end and it is about a concept that has never been written about before, which makes it that much more special.
Maree
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great story in weird fiction, with a visit to the Great Sandy in Western Australia peaking my interest. Beautifully illustrated.
Jose
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Never been a fan of Lovecraft so it’s not surprise I found the story a bit silly. However the drawings were great at conveying otherwise abstract ideas.
Mark
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1st book read and finished in 2018. From Deschutes Public Library.
Cherney
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was weird and hard to follow. I'm going to have to see if there is an actual book this graphic novel is illustrated from.
Carl
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
Interesting.....
Jon
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one was very well done. Art is excellent, and Culbard's slight changes to the story add a lot. Rather chilling at a couple points.
Erin Britton
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1908, Arkham: Professor Nathaniel Peaslee, a happily married father of one with no hint of anything mad or sinister in his family tree, is teaching his class at Miskatonic University when he suffers a crippling seizure of some sort. Although informed that he fell into a stupor from which he would not arise for sixteen and a half hours, the next thing Professor Peaslee actually recalls is waking up in his own house in the company of his family physician, Doctor Wilson. It is 27 September 1913.

Doc
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The_Mad_Swede
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is not my first outing in the area of comics adaptations of H. P. Lovecraft's works. I have previously read The Lovecraft Anthology: Volume 2 (collecting nine adaptations by a variety of writers and artists) as well as two collections in Swedish: a translation of Erik Kriek's work under the Swedish title Erik Kriek's Från andra sidan: Fem fantastiska berättelser (From the Other Side: Five Fantastical Tales) and an anthology aimed at readers who find reading difficult: Skräcken i Dunwic ...more
Tim Brown
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book as a completely unexpected birthday gift from a friend. I had not seen any of Culbard's Lovecraft adaptations before (I had seen his Sherlock Holmes adaptations at the library, but had not read any). I was very pleasantly surprised by the book. Normally I am not keen on graphic novel adaptations of written stories and novels as they tend to be very wordy - too much narration that are really more like illustrated stories than comics - i.e. the pictures are just there to illustrate ...more
Laura
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Slightly slow but very gripping. The experience of Nathaniel Peaslee. Your typical political economic prof at Miskatonic U in Arkham (wish there was more focus on the university, it's a boring background setting in this story). The main story is Nathaniel writing his experience to his son. As usual, Lovecraft blends the real and fantastical wonderfully with his horrific reveal at the end.

In terms of monstrous beings, the main ones are the elder race of half-polypous entities and the Yithians (fr
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Cale
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having read the Charles Dexter Ward adaptation before this, The Shadow Out of Time definitely provides a better Lovecraftian experience. The story is much more embedded in the Elder Gods mythos, and the art has so much more to do here, ably capturing subjects that the original story could only hint at. There's more plot, more visually interesting locations and creations, and a creative core - what if a man's mind was swapped with that of an alien? How would it affect both individuals? As the sto ...more
Justin Hall
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I need a 3.5 star rating to give the actual story by Lovecraft. This graphic is definitely worth a 4/5 because it flows, the art is good and it had better visualization for me. I am a dumb comic nerd. I need pictures to read ok? Anyway I really enjoyed the art and how it played out much of the horrifying moments in the underground abyss with almost no words at all. It like the story left me wanting so much more though. And I know I will never get it. Unless a tv series or movie comes along and s ...more
the gift
120514: now this is how envisioned lovecraft can be- have to find more of culbard- so much vision, so clean, so sharp, using fragments of hp prose. having read the story, having seen a previous adaptation, there is no doubt the man could inspire powerful images. this is the best of all the graphic work from lovecraft seen so far, and works for me because rendering is clean, representational, simple, and it is just right to ask the viewer to complete the image, as prose often does, as abstract ar ...more
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I.N.J. Culbard is an artist and writer. In 2006, he surpassed thousands of other writers and had his work published in Dark Horse Comics’ New Recruits anthology. He has since appeared in the anthology series Dark Horse Presents, the Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD.

Culbard is an acclaimed animation director with considerable experience in directing commercials, developing projects for television,
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