There’s something about Dagon’s expression in that middle panel that makes me laugh. I love the idea of a rampaging beast having second thoughts in the face of a horde of flying rats.

Dagon was the first one of Lovecraft’s creations that I came across, even before Cthulhu. I read The Shadow Over Innsmouth almost by accident as I’d picked a book at random while I was waiting at a friend’s house. I can’t remember which collection it was in, but that was all it took to hook me into Lovecraft’s Mythos.  Who doesn’t love inbred human/fishman hybrid people?

I’d love to know which one of Lovecraft’s (or anyone else’s) stories got you into the Mythos. Leave a comment below!

I’d also like to give a shout out to Mike Davis and the Lovecraft Ezine. If you haven’t seen the Lovecraft Ezine and you feel like a dose of tentacular horror then I can highly recommend it, it’s really well produced and puts out some excellent new fiction that follows Lovecraft’s themes.


P.S We would love it if you would tell your friends about Cthulhu Slippers with the sharing buttons below.