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Appearing in "Arthur Jermyn"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Chairman Engleman (First and only known appearance)
  • Sir Phillip (First and only known appearance)
  • Darwin (Mentioned)
  • Huxley (Mentioned)
  • Philip Jermyn (Only in flashback)
  • Robert Jermyn (Only in flashback)
  • Nevil Jermyn (Only in flashback) (Death)
  • Pliny (Referenced)
  • Navy (Referenced)
  • Seventh Viscount Brightholme (Referenced)
  • Viscount Brightholme's daugther (Referenced)
  • Alfred Jermyn (Referenced)
  • Samuel Seaton (Referenced)
  • Ongas (Referenced)
  • White Apes (Referenced)
    • White god (Referenced)
  • Kaliris (Referenced)
    • Mwanu (Referenced)
  • Kaliris (Referenced)
  • N'bangus (Referenced)
  • King Albert (Referenced)
  • M. Verhaeren (Referenced)
  • Royal Anthropological Institute (Referenced)

Races and Species:

Locations:

  • England (Main story and flashback)
    • Jermyn House (Main story and flashback)
    • Huntingdon (Referenced)
    • Knight's Head (Referenced)
  • Africa (Only in flashback)
    • Congo region (Only in flashback)
      • Onga and Kahn country
    • Guinea (Referenced)
      • Ruins (Only in flashback) (Destruction off-panel)
  • Chicago, United States of America (Referenced)

Vehicles:

  • Cars

Events:

  • American War (Referenced)

Synopsis for "Arthur Jermyn"

A man named Arthur Jermyn applies for membership into an exclusive gentleman's club. To prove his value to the other members, he provides a slide show, illuminating the accomplishments of his ancestors. The slide show tells the story of Sir Wade Jermyn, who was an 18th century explorer in the Congo. Wade Jermyn left behind a journal detailing his discovery of a race of subhuman ape people. He lived with them for over a year before returning to the United States. One of the club members rebukes Arthur Jermyn's membership on account of the grisly history involving Wade Jermyn's descendants, all of whom suffered through lifelong bouts of madness. Arthur Jermyn presents a sealed box which he maintains will validate his family's honor. Opening the box, he discovers the mummified remains of a subhuman ape woman. Closer inspection reveals that this ape woman was actually Sir Wade Jermyn's bride, and as such, is also Arthur's ancestor. Arthur's mind cannot cope with this new realization, so he flees the building, douses himself with petrol and lights himself on fire.

Appearing in "The Well"

Featured Characters:

  • Will Gawber (First and only known appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Ebenezer "Eb" (First and only known appearance)
  • Seth Atwood (First and only known appearance; dies)

Antagonists:

  • Unseen creature in the well

Other Characters:

  • Elmira Atwood (First and only known appearance)
  • Zack (First and only known appearance)
  • God (Invoked)

Races and Species:

Synopsis for "The Well"

Will Gawber and his friend Zack see their neighbor Eb running towards them from the nearby Atwood residence. Eb is frantic, citing that something from the Atwood's well is trying to kill him. Will and Zack run to the house where they find the owner, Seth Atwood, hacked to death with an ax. Eb is arrested for the crime.

A short time later, Will Gawber returns to the house and begins looking for clues that might yield an explanation as to Seth's death. He finds the Atwood family Bible which contains some hand-written notes by Seth Atwood. Will learns that Seth's wife Elmira was having an affair with Ebenezer. One evening, she went out to the well and was attacked by an evil spirit. Seth and Eb tried to save her, but the phantasm pulled her into the well where she died. Afterwards, Seth had the well sealed up.

After reading the pages, Will hears a spectral voice from outside. The voice originates from the well and sounds a lot like Will's own wife.

Appearing in "The Window"

Featured Characters:

  • Unnamed narrator (Main story and flashback)

Other Characters:

  • Narrator's parents (Only in flashback)
  • Masons

Races and Species:

Locations:

  • House
  • Unnamed dimension or space

Synopsis for "The Window"

A man returns to the dilapidated ruins of his birth home after having been away for some twenty-five years. He is still disturbed by memories of the past in which his parents mysteriously disappeared. Late at night, he hears a disturbing sound coming from the basement. He finds a sealed portal inside the basement and is determined to see it taken down. The following day, he hires a work crew to break down the brick seal. Peering through the opening, he discovers the entrance to another dimension. He determines that this is where his parents disappeared and dives into the portal to be with them.

Notes

  • Final issue of the series.
  • The stories featured in this limited series are based on the works of pulp novelist Howard Phillips Lovecraft.
    • Also includes the original text from the Lovecraft short story "Arthur Jermyn" and the poems, "The Well" and "The Window".
    • All those stories are part of the Cthulhu Mythos.
  • The inside front cover includes an illustration of the Necronomicon.

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