This is exactly the kind of stuff comics are made for, and, quite frankly, it’s just a brilliant idea. This April, Ron Marz and Matthew Dow Smith will bring the pulp hero, The Shadow, into H.P. Lovecraft’s infamous town of Innsmouth for a one-shot issue, “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. The issue will bring out the bizarre creatures and deep folklore from Lovecraftian mythology, and is set for release this April.
Official Press Release:
January 23rd, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ – New York Comic-Con Announcement: The Shadow series gets a special one-shot in April of 2014. The Shadow Over Innsmouth is written by Ron Marz (Green Lantern) and artist Matthew Dow Smith. Crafting a Shadow story like no other and placing the pulp avenger in H.P. Lovecraft’s famous setting for a truly inspired one-shot, this oversized issue will be available in April from Dynamite Entertainment via both comic stores and digital platforms.
In The Shadow Over Innsmouth, the fog-shrouded town of Innsmouth holds deep secrets. There are legends of inhuman creatures raised from the depths, of supernatural rites and elder gods from beyond. When Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane find themselves trapped in Innsmouth, terrible truths will surface… truths only the Shadow can know.
“Certainly the title alone made this a natural story to tell, but more than that, both the Shadow and Lovecraft’s mythos are products of the same era,” says writer Ron Marz. “They both have pulp roots, so despite the Shadow’s crime orientation and Lovecraft’s overt horror, there’s a similarity in mood. I tried to put together the Shadow and the Innsmouth legend in a way that remains true to both of them. And obviously I couldn’t ask for a better artist collaborator that my buddy Matthew Dow Smith. If anybody in comics knows shadows, it’s Matthew.”
The Shadow Over Innsmouth will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ February Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release on April 9, 2014. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of The Shadow Over Innsmouth with their local comic book retailers. The Shadow Over Innsmouth will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.