For over 600 years the male descendants of the Chabrillane family have all inexplicably perished on their 32nd birthday. The legend of the curse began the night Henri Chabrillane, killed the alchemist Michel Mauvis. Michel’s son, Charles, Le Sorcier cursed the Chabrillanes. Henri was 32 years old that night, and no male descendant has lived to see age 33. Now, the last Count de Chabrillane is about to turn 32.
This Lovecraft tale is adapted by award winning comic writer Steven Philip Jones (CALIBER’s Sherlock Holmes, Dracula). Lovecraft is considered one of America’s most innovative and popular American horror writers. The master of the weird tale during the first decades of the 20th Century until his premature death in 1937, Lovecraft’s distinctive style and canon of work has influenced many authors. Jones takes the classic tale and while remaining true to the source, brings them into the modern age which can sometimes make the horror even more terrifying. This tale is illustrated by Octavio Cariello who has worked on DC’s Green Lantern, Deathstroke, Black Lightning, and MARVEL’s X-Men comic series.
In addition to the comic book adaptation this volume also contains the original Lovecraft published story as written by him.