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Edgar Allen Poe’s The Conqueror Worm

A horrifying adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic by comics legend, Richard Corben. A betrayed man hunts down his wife and her lover only to stumble upon a gruesome puppet show based on his life.

Writer:
Richard Corben
Artist:
Richard Corben
Lettering:
Nate Piekos
Publisher:
Dark Horse
Price:
USD$3.50

Though many of his ideas have become part of cultural iconography and I’ve read a lot of H.P. Lovecraft’s work, Poe has eluded me. So, it’s nice to read this interpretation of one of his short poems, which itself appears at the end of the comic. A man in the American Wild West pursues his wife and lover, his brother, before coming across a bizarre menagerie of indigenous people, who promise to perform him and his family a play.

First, the good...

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