So it was written, and so it was done—128 years ago to this day, H.P. Lovecraft was born, and with him came the creation of a vast and terrifying world. An ancient place of gods, magic, and monsters. Here’s a collection of some board games and tabletop role-playing games that took inspiration from everything…
Turns out, it’s surprisingly easy to take Billy Joel’s song “Piano Man” and turn it into an ode to the Elder Gods long gone. It was recently discovered on Twitter that the meter of the famous Joel tune syncs up almost perfectly with a 1917 poem by H.P. Lovecraft called “Nemesis.”
Lovecraftian horror is something I only really discovered earlier this year. Sure, I’d seen the superhero episodes of South Park, where Cartman teams up with a My Neighbor Totoro-style Cthulhu, but it wasn’t until recently that I started diving into the stories and mythos—as well as the legacy they left behind. One of…
Despite being a potent mix of beloved author Neil Gaiman, Sherlock Holmes, and the mind-twisting world of H.P. Lovecraft, A Study in Emerald has somehow managed to largely escape adaptation since Gaiman first wrote it back in 2003. Dark Horse is finally going to be changing that next year.
Fans of H.P. Lovecraft, newcomers to the horror writer’s work or anyone who likes the idea of slightly tormenting children, Mythos ABC- A Lovecraftian Alphabet Book is now available as a free, downloadable PDF.
In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits... to not pass go, and not collect $200? Sure. Let’s go with that.
Last month, we brought you a first look at Warpo’s cool, old-school advertising for its 12” Cthulhu action figure. Now the Great One is back, and this time he hungers for the minds of his action figure subordinates. Can Cthulhu be stopped? Find out in this exclusive look at a new TV spot!
When you’re making a line of retro action figures, you might as well go whole hog and make your TV spots look suitably retro too—just as Warpo are doing for Legends of Cthulhu figures, and their upcoming gigantic Old One action figure. Let Cthulhu warm the nostaglic cockles of your heart with this exclusive first look!
Daryl Gregory's novels inspire reflection and conversation, but above all else they are just different and so much fun. His new book, Harrison Squared is fresh and enjoyable, and proves that he's a writer to be reckoned with.
Following their big success on Kickstarter last year, Warpo's old-school style series of Lovecraftian action figures Legends of Cthulhu are getting a wider release as of today. But soon, their Cthulhu figure is getting a bumper-sized version — and io9 has an exclusive first look!
Funko's Cthulhu Pop! Vinyl already skirts the line between "D'aaaw" and "Aaah! Unspeakable Eldritch Horrors!" pretty well - but this variant from Entertainment Earth goes over the edge into full on creepiness. He glows in the dark, for christ's sake!
Another day, another Funko toy reveal - and now not even the Great Old Ones can escape the grasp of the toymaker's line of cutesy vinyls. You might not lose your mind staring at this one for too long though.
H.P. Lovecraft's work has some recurring themes: characters who teeter on the edge of insanity, tentacled Cthulhu, and all manner of alien horrors. But how do those tropes work when the ancient intelligence and its victim are just grabbing a cup of coffee?
Warpo's new line of Lovecraft-inspired action figures is a direct throwback to the era of blister packs, five points of articulation, and tiny plastic accessories. The creators talked to us about their dream of a Saturday morning animated series about Cthulhu, and showed off some killer concept art.
Chances are, you've read tons of stories in the Cthulhu Mythos — but "The Litany of Earth" by Ruthanna Emrys is still something special. It's set in a world where the U.S. government destroyed Innsmouth, closed Miskatonic University, and imprisoned the true believers. And now, one survivor of the camps is trying to…
We've reached the Sweet Sixteen in our hunt to find the greatest work of science fiction and fantasy ever. Just four competitors are left from each of our regionals, which means you've got some tough choices ahead: Doctor Who or Blade Runner? Harry Potter or Hellboy? Terminator or X-Men? Vote now!
This year's edition of io9 March Madness is dedicated to finding the greatest, most classic work from all of science fiction and fantasy. Today we wrap up the Round of 64 with the likes of George Orwell, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and the Dread Lord Cthulhu. The competition is fierce!
Do you find the idea of learning Japanese intimidating? A videogame is looking to make the language fun and easy—and it needs a little crowdfunding help. You can also put your dollars behind cute Cthulhu sculptures, palm-sized personal museums, a new addition to a famous fan film, and a tale of teddy bear pirates.