Century Variant Covers

Only 100 copies printed!  The ultimate in rarity comes to Providence! These special Century Editions on #11 features all new images from Raulo Caceres illustrating scenes from seminal Lovecraft works that influenced Providence! But don’t blink, this set of ten books are all crazy rare and will vanish! Each Century Edition ships in a bag and board for protection and is very limited, only 100 copies available!
– Sales solicitation for Providence Century variant covers on Comic Cavalcade

The Providence Century variant covers were offered at a $39.99 price point, which will no doubt make them even more exclusive. Still, the artwork from Raulo Caceres is gorgeous.

Providence #11, Century Variant 01 - Mi-Go; art by Raulo Caceres
Providence #11, Century Variant 01 – Mi-Go; art by Raulo Caceres

The Mi-Go, or Fungi from Yuggoth, and their brain cylinders featured in Lovecraft’s “The Whisperer in Darkness”; the bio-mechanical technology resembles that of H. R. Giger, famously featured in his collections Necronomicon I II, and the movies Alien and Species.

Providence #11, Century Variant 02 - Final Words; art by Raulo Caceres
Providence #11, Century Variant 02 – Final Words; art by Raulo Caceres

The end of Abdul Alhazred, as detailed in Lovecraft’s “History of the Necronomicon,” torn apart by invisible demons on the streets of Damascus.

Providence #11, Century Variant 03 - Red Hook; art by Raulo Caceres
Providence #11, Century Variant 03 – Red Hook; art by Raulo Caceres

A scene from the end of “The Horror at Red Hook”; the cylinder is inscribed with words from the incantation that Lovecraft copied for the story, while the symbol on the top, like a combination of Venus (♀) and the Moon (☽), probably refers to Hecate, goddess of witches and associated with the moon.

Providence #11, Century Variant 04 - Great Race; art by Raulo Caceres
Providence #11, Century Variant 04 – Great Race; art by Raulo Caceres

The Great Race of Yith – and Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee – featured in Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Out of Time.”

Providence #11, Century Variant 05 - Dunwich; art by Raulo Caceres
Providence #11, Century Variant 05 – Dunwich; art by Raulo Caceres

Lavinia Whateley and her twins, Wilbur (left) and the unnamed one (right). The Necronomicon cover to the left had the sigil from the Simon Necronomicon on the cover, and the yellow volume on the shelf above it has the Yellow Sign on the spine, as popularized by the Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game.

Providence #11, Century Variant 06 - Witch House; art by Raulo Caceres
Providence #11, Century Variant 06 – Witch House; art by Raulo Caceres

A scene from “The Dreams in the Witch House”; ironically, the Black Man, Nyarlathotep, appears to be based on Lovecraft himself.

Providence #11, Century Variant 07 - Mountains of Madness; art by Raulo Caceres
Providence #11, Century Variant 07 – Mountains of Madness; art by Raulo Caceres

A scene from the ancient conflict in At the Mountains of Madness, where the Elder Things warred against the rebellious, protean shoggoths.

Providence #11, Century Variant 08 - Unnameable; art by Raulo Caceres
Providence #11, Century Variant 08 – Unnameable; art by Raulo Caceres

From Lovecraft’s “The Unnameable.”

Providence #11, Century Variant 09 - HPL; art by Raulo Caceres
Providence #11, Century Variant 09 – HPL; art by Raulo Caceres

A tentacular portrait of H. P. Lovecraft himself, complete with Cthulhu cravate, based on Lovecraft’s 1934 portrait.

H. P. Lovecraft,  June 1934, One of the Lucius B. Truesdell portraits
H. P. Lovecraft, June 1934, One of the Lucius B. Truesdell portraits

 

Providence #11, Century Variant 10 - Moon Bog; art by Raulo Caceres
Providence #11, Century Variant 10 – Moon Bog; art by Raulo Caceres

Based on Lovecraft’s “The Moon-Bog.”

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