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Kolchak: The Night Stalker - The Lovecraftian Horror (Kolchak the Nightstalker) [Paperback]

By C. J. Henderson & Jaime Calderon (Illustrator)
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After 30 years, it's finally time for the first meeting between Carl Kolchak, the Nightstalker, and the black and evil horror which is the Cthulhu Mythos, H.P. Lovecraft's enduring world of gods and monsters! Kolchak has seen it all, from vampires and zombies to witches, ghosts and even the minions of Hell, itself. By rights, nothing should shake this indomitable reporter anymore. But, when he starts to follow the trail begun by the photographing of a strange sea creature, one more reminiscent of the creature from the black lagoon than a shark or tuna, he suddenly finds himself being drawn into a nightmare world so fantastic, so utterly alien and frighteningly dark that even his massive psychic defenses begin to crumble. For once, Kolchak isn't just following a story. This time, he's crossing the threshold into another reality. One which could possibly destroy both his mind, and the entire world!

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Item Specifications...

Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 6, 2007
Publisher   Moonstone
ISBN  1933076208  
ISBN13  9781933076201  

Availability  0 units.

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Great book, but...  Aug 25, 2008
A well written story and great artwork. Someone should have proofread better, though, because part of a paragraph was reprinted in the middle of the next. Also, be warned, my luck was no better than the previous reviewer. This book will self-destruct after one reading.
Excellent story and artwork, but the book fell apart  Apr 23, 2008
This is an excellent work of story telling and artwork. For me, it was spoiled by the poor printing process because the book literally fell apart on first reading. I will not purchase another book produced by this same printer.
Well worth investigating (um, er....)  Jul 10, 2007
Wow, Kolchak's The Lovecraftian Horror is finally available. I ordered this book back in November 2006. Well, as we all know, publication dates for small presses can be rather fluid. From the outset I'll let you know my biases: I've never been a Kolchak fan at all except for the old TV series from a decade or so ago. I am, however, a CJ Henderson fan all the way, and a bigger fan of mythos fiction, which is why I ordered the book.

Some housekeeping: The puplisher is Moonstone. List price was $12.95 (I wonder if it was a limited print run; apparently you can no longer order direct from this site like I did). Fortunately the this site page has links to vendors who are selling copies. Total page count was 96, all text and pictures. And what art work! The illustrations are by Jaime Calderon and he did a terrific job. I never read a Kolchak book before; it isn't quite a graphic novel (code word for comic book), more a profusely illustrated novella/novellette/longish short story. Each page has a full color large illustration. The Deep Ones on page 73 were very good but pride of place goes to the magnificent rampaging Cthulhu on page 71. There was one notable typographical error. The text was duplicated on p24/25. This was easy enough to spot and didn't interfere with my enjoyment at all. Some might also notice that there is a character who is a major in Naval Intelligence, when he should have been a lieutenant commander.

CJ Henderson has impeccable Lovecraftian credentials. His forte is occult noire detectives, for example his Tales of Inspector Legrasse from Mythos Books. No surprise, Kolchak and Henderson are a perfect match. I do not know if he has written any other Kolchak books. Briefly, Kolchak gets involved when police are called to investigate a corpse found washed up on a California beach, and it turns out to be more icthyoid than human (great picture on page 15, Mr. Calderon!). Nosing around where he shouldn't, Kolchak uncovers more about the Lovecraftian mythos and the Cthulhu cult than is good for anyone's sanity. Mr. Henderson's truly in his literary element here. Hardboiled dialogue is second nature to him and he can pen an action sequence as well as anyone. The prose sparkles and the plot rushes along effortlessly, with a conclusion that will satisfy Lovecraftians and Kolchakians alike. CJ Henderson aficianados will note the tie in of the plot to events in The Tales Of Inspector Legrasse and to the Teddy London novel, The Things That Are Not There.

I found this book to be very entertaining, a diversion well worth seeking out if you can find a copy. You can pleasantly while away a few hours with it. There is nothing not to like! After all, you need something to read while we wait for High Seas Cthulhu!

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