Providence #3 Annotations Posted

Robert Black reading the Church of St. Jude's parish newsletter. From Providence #3, Page 24, panel 1 - art by Jacen Burrows
Robert Black reading the Church of St. Jude’s parish newsletter. From Providence #3, Page 24, panel 1 – art by Jacen Burrows

We’re still refining them, but our basic annotations for Providence #3 are up. In this issue, Robert Black travels to Salem, which is very much a portrayal of the town of Innsmouth from Lovecraft’s short story “The Shadow Over Innsmouth.” There are lots of parallels with Lovecraft’s “Innsmouth” and with Moore and Burrows’ earlier Neonomicon issues #2-4 which also take place in Salem.

Go here to read our Providence #3 annotations. Comment to let us know if there are things we’ve overlooked or got wrong.

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2 thoughts on “Providence #3 Annotations Posted

  1. So, I had a thought about Robert Black and where this story is going. What if Robert Black becomes H. P. Lovecraft at the end? The fictional time period is close to when he starts publishing novels. It would explain why we are getting this tour through the stories and locales of Lovecraft. Also, the commonplace book is becoming more and more a storehouse of writing ideas. Providence = Providence, R. I. where Lovecraft was born and where he returned to write his fiction.

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  2. I had a similar thought, i.e. that Black could end up creating Howard Phillips Lovecraft as a pseudonym for his stories. Either that, or the story ideas jotted down in Black’s commonplace book could be another example of his visions of the future manifesting themselves, as in issue 3’s vivid dream sequence. Possibly as the series progresses, the real HPL begins to publish his efforts, and Black begins investigating him, struck by the obvious similarities of their creative work?

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