Appearing in "Dagon"Edit
- Narrator (unnamed)
- Dagon (Behind the scenes)
Synopsis for "Dagon"Edit
A man (the narrator) is left to die at sea when the ship he is working on is sunken by a German raider. He is picked up by two pirates in a lifeboat, but their small craft ultimately beaches on an unknown island in the South Pacific. The man discovers a society of primitive barbarians and mutant fish people who sacrifice the two boatmen to their strange, alien god. The narrator manages to get back into the raft and flees the island, but when he returns home, he is clinically insane and confined to a mental hospital.
Appearing in "The Scar"Edit
- Unnamed boy
- Unnamed man
- Yuggoth (Behind the scenes)
Synopsis for "The Scar"Edit
A boy is lost in the woods. He finds an older man to help guide him, but there is only one torch between them and the man is lame. The boy, scared, runs off with the torch. The man becomes the victim of a society of tree people and the boy discovers a strange temple mound.
Appearing in "A Memory"Edit
- Shub Niggurath (Behind the scenes)
Synopsis for "A Memory"Edit
A man named Jack and his companion Yagar go an expedition to find his lost father. He tells his friend that his father disappeared in this frozen landscape just like his grandfather did, and his father before him. Jack finds a trinket half-buried in the snow, and it triggers a vision of events that took place centuries ago. Jack's ancestor led a group of warrior's through this region and slaughtered dozens of innocent men and women. One of the women captured during the raid was a witch who cursed the warrior's family line decrying "Shub Niggurath shall take you. And your children, and your children's children, and your children's children's children. To the end of time". Jack snaps out of the vision and goes to show his companion what he has found. Yagar turns to face him, but he now bears the face of the witch woman killed so long ago. The woman smiles and repeats her original curse, at which point Jack turns into a skeleton and dies.
- This issue shipped on June 4th, 2008.
- The stories featured in this limited series are based on the works of pulp novelist Howard Phillips Lovecraft.
- Shub Niggurath is a deity in the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft. The creature is sometimes referred to as "The Black Ram of The Forest With A Thousand Ewe", lending a male gender to the Great Old One that is often thought of as female. Shub Niggurath was the inspiration for the Doctor Strange villain Shuma-Gorath.
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