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Appearing in "The Thing on the Roof!"

Featured Characters:

  • Mr. Erwin (First appearance)

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  • Humans
  • "Different race" (Mentioned)

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Synopsis for "The Thing on the Roof!"

An explorer unlocks an Eldrich horror from its crypt.

Appearing in "All the Shapes of Fear!"

Featured Characters:

  • Buddy (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Ellen (First appearance)

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Other Characters:

  • Good Lord (Invoked)
  • Jimmy (First appearance)
  • Jimmy's mother (First appearance)

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Vehicles:

  • Buddy's motorcycle (First appearance)

Synopsis for "All the Shapes of Fear!"

A hospitalized motorcyclist sends an image of his own bandaged hand back into the past to warn himself from running down an unnoticed child, but the frightening hand only distracts him from noticing the kid and the accident occurs anyway.

Appearing in "The Girl Who Cast No Shadow"

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  • Marcia Trent (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
  • Ningal (First appearance) (Appears in main story, and as a statue in flashback)

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  • Boat (Only in flashback)

Synopsis for "The Girl Who Cast No Shadow"

A man walking the London streets at night comes across a girl who casts no shadow. Intrigued, he asks for her story. She tells him of a statue of a demon named Ningal locked in the museum that has stolen her shadow. She says she is unable to access the room where it is kept to reacquire her shadow. The man offers to help and they succeed in breaking in. The statue comes to life and devours the man. The woman reveals herself as the demon's priestess and promises more human sacrifices if it but spares her life. The story ends by warning the reader not to speak to any shadowless girl you may come across walking lonely the London streets at night.

Solicit Synopsis

"The Thing on the Roof!" Robert E. Howard strikes again!

Notes

  • The Thing on the Roof! is adapted from the story by Robert E. Howard, which is considered part of the Cthulhu Mythos.[3]
  • In All the Shapes of Fear!, Effinger is credited as George Effinger.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. Toad God on the Marvel Appendix
  3. "Nameless Cults: The Cthulhu Mythos Fiction of Robert E. Howard" is a collection of Cthulhu Mythos short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 2001 by Chaosium Press.



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