Herald 1

When Nikola Tesla’s fiancée, Amelia Earhart, steals a
dangerous prototype engine for a trans-Atlantic flight, Tesla seeks out the
interdimensional expertise of HP Lovecraft to save her. Lovecraft, however, has
problems of his own as he investigates the identity of Cthulhu’s Herald.
This is probably one of the most interesting “crossover”
books I’ve ever had the opportunity to read. 
I’m not sure if pairing up historical figures as opposed to superheroes
is the new craze, but I’m totally ok with it. 
I was instantly psyched to read the first issue of Herald, in which two
of my favorite people are the new dynamic duo. 
I had no idea what I’d be in store for, but I was totally ready to see.
Nikola Tesla, the often overlooked genius whose influence
still affects us today.  HP Lovecraft,
the literary genius who wasn’t appreciated during his time.  Put the two together dealing with other
dimensions and the creatures from within and that is a winning recipe.  Oh, and did I forget to mention Amelia
Earhart and Harry Houdini being in the book? 
Double win.
On top of this being a fantastic story, the artistic team
amped it up even more.  Heh, amp
pun.  Everything from the linework to the
inks and colors all come together so well to illustrate this unusual tale.  I give two big thumbs up for capturing the
likeness of real people so well, along with throwing in a shot of the famous
Tesla tower.
This was seriously such an entertaining read and would
highly suggest it to everyone.  Fellow
fans of either (or hopefully both) Tesla and Lovecraft will definitely want to
pick this up.  I got to the party a
little late, so they’re a few issues in already.  So get to the store soon and find a possible
new favorite for your pull list.
For more on Herald or other Action Lab books, check out Action Lab.
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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