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Exclusive: Dark Horse Reveals Cover, Release Date for Gou Tanabe’s H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth Manga

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Dark Horse revealed on Friday the cover design of the single omnibus volume of Gou Tanabe‘s manga adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft‘s The Shadow Over Innsmouth (Innsmouth no Kage) story. The manga’s single omnibus volume will release in the U.S. on November 15 in comic shops, on November 24 in bookstores, and is now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The manga includes 12 pages in full color, and an embellished title page. Zack Davisson translated the manga and Steve Dutro was the letterer, returning from Dark Horse‘s two previous Tanabe manga based on Lovecraft’s books.

Dark Horse describes the manga’s story:

In the winter of 1927-28, the isolated coastal settlement of Innsmouth, Massachusetts
was assaulted by U.S. government agents—its waterfront burned and dynamited, its
people taken away to internment camps. Yet that was neither the beginning nor the end
of the horror uncovered by a young antiquarian who traveled to Innsmouth in search of
rumors from the town’s dead past, only to find them still very much alive…and find truths
lying under water deeper and colder than any earthly grave!

Based on the only H.P. Lovecraft story published as a book in the author’s own lifetime,
The Shadow Over Innsmouth is a new adaptation by modern manga horror master Gou Tanabe.

Tanabe launched the manga in Monthly Comic Beam in May 2020, and ended it in March 2021. Kadokawa published the manga in Japan in two volumes in May 2021.

The manga is part of a series of manga adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft‘s works by Tanabe. Dark Horse Comics published his manga of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Hound and Other Stories in August 2017, which includes “The Hound,” “The Temple,” and “The Nameless City.” The manga was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2018.

Source: Press release

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