Neonomicon

Neonomicon

Graphic Novel - 2011
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Alan Moore, the best-selling graphic novelist of all time, delivers an original, chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror!

Comic book legend Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, FROM HELL) and brilliant artist Jacen Burrows deliver a chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror! Brears and Lamper, two young and cocky FBI agents, investigate a fresh series of ritual murders somehow tied to the final undercover assignment of Aldo Sax -the once golden boy of the Bureau, now a convicted killer and inmate of a maximum security prison. From their interrogation of Sax (where he spoke exclusively in inhuman tongues) to a related drug raid on a seedy rock club rife with arcane symbols and otherworldly lyrics, they suspect that they are on the trail of something awful... but nothing can prepare them for the creeping insanity and unspeakable terrors they will face in the small harbor town of Innsmouth. NEONOMICON collects Alan Moore's 2010 comic book series for the first time in its entirety - including his original story, THE COURTYARD, which chronicled Aldo Sax's tragic encounter with the (somewhat) mortal agents of the Old Ones!
Publisher: Rantoul, IL : Avatar Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781592911318
Branch Call Number: FIC MOO v. 3
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Burrows, Jacen

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mbuss
Oct 14, 2016

Absa-smurfly mind blowing.

Jacen Burrows photographic many lines, with an equally cold and inhuman computerised clour fill are the perfect complement here, as they often are in stark visual horrors.

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stephlisadavis
May 23, 2013

This was so disturbing!

F_Smyth Nov 25, 2012

Demandé, mais livre est manquant!

theorbys Jun 20, 2012

It's deep and dark alright and has many of those multidementional complexities, word games, and intertextualities Moore is so good at (eg: the occult book The Coming Race (Bulwer-Lytton 1871) is concerned with potent mystic Vril energy, and Moore uses a highly sexed (virile) Creature From The Black Lagoon who is constantly ejaculating as the "coming" race (and manages to relate it to orgone (orgasm) too)). The central theme concerns the great multitentacled Cthulhu Mythos (and the idea of taking fictional cults seriously), and Moore adds to it some brilliant infrastructure. Jacen Burrows' visuals vividly establish the grimly sordid sewer world that might give birth to gods like the Elder Gods (ie our actual world). BUT for me the whole thing was easily 20 pages too long, probably more. But it is disturbing enough to get 4 stars instead of 3 (and Moore remains the best in his field).

RipHunter Feb 17, 2012

Decent story on Cthulu mythos. But reader beware there are extreamly graphic depictions of sexual violence. NOT FOR CHILDREN!

metalsox Jan 16, 2012

Alan Moore proves why he no longer writes comics. He's no longer any good.

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mbuss
Oct 14, 2016

mbuss thinks this title is suitable for 30 years and over

RipHunter Feb 17, 2012

RipHunter thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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