Avatar Press’ Nightmares of Providence was announced in October 2020, and is due to be published in Spring 2021. It is described as a “64 page B&W saddle-stitched book featuring all-new art exploring the world and terrors of Providence from a huge range of talent including Gabriel Andrade, Christian Zanier, Ivan Rodriguez, and featuring Daniel Gete! Offered with a range of limited edition covers!” In November Avatar announced it would add 16 more pages to Nightmares.
It does not appear that Nightmares of Providence has any content by Alan Moore – but several covers include imagery from Moore and Burrows’ Providence.
There does not appear to be any regular cover for Nightmares, but there are 16 announced variant covers. The full color variants appear to be mostly limited to 1000 copies. Leather (and apparently Black) variants are mostly limited to 150 copies. All Nightmares variant covers are below – listed in alphabetical order by the name of the variant. Several of these appear to be fairly generic semi-Lovecrafian horror imagery.
Appears to be fairly generic semi-Lovecrafian horror imagery, though it also resembles Andrade’s kaiju monsters from the Cinema Purgatorio series The Vast, written by Christos Gage.
The black silhouette is Providence protagonist Robert Black.
Appears to be fairly generic semi-Lovecrafian horror imagery mixed with a porn trope.
The ghouls resemble those featured in Providence 7 which homages Lovecraft’s “Pickman’s Model”.
This image is repeated on various Leather variants – see annotations on positive “Deep Green Leather” version below.
These are Deep Ones – from Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” and featured in Neonomicon 2-4.
This appears to be another Deep One – from “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” and Neonomicon.
Depictions of the head of Cthulhu appear on the sword, shoulder armor, and lower leg armor.
Possibly a monstrous version of the Greek Goddess Athena? A goddess of war, she was often depicted with sword and shield. With her aid, Perseus defeated the gorgon Medusa, but the figure here looks more like a gorgon herself…
The green creature is another Deep One – from “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” and Neonomicon. Per Avatar, this cover is only available for purchase from the in-house Comic Cavalcade store and not part of the October 2020 Providence Compendium Kickstarter where most of the Nightmare covers were featured.
Nctosa is one of the twin daughters of Chthulhu. One of the beer steins contains what might be a baby Chthulhu.
This image is repeated on various Leather variants – see annotations on “Deep Green Leather” version above.
The island-rock may reference Devil Reef from Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth.” The inverted pentacle with descending tentacles is very similar to one that appears on Neonomicon‘s Book of the Dead variant covers.
Avatar Press has listed a “Sketched” variant cover “with original Gete sketch” – but shows a sketched example by Ivan Rodriguez. The Rodriguez sketch above appears to depict Lilith and Robert Black – a scene from Providence 2.
A November 14, 2020, Kickstarter update does show a Danie Gete sketch cover – for a digital-only “Bonus Terrors” version of Nightmares. The update reads “at $125,000 we add another entire Nightmares of Providence issue! A digital-only 16 page book that will be sent to every single backer! This BONUS TERRORS will have super-rare goodies from the past 15 years of Alan Moore projects. Killer pieces seen unobscured by lettering or colors from Jacen Burrows, Matt Martin, Sebastian Fiumara, Juan Jose Ryp and more! Topped off with all-new art from Daniel Gete!”
Depicted are Leticia “Letty” Wheatley and Garland Wheatley who appear in Providence 4, and are analogs for Lavinia Whateley and Old Wizard Whateley from Lovecraft’s “The Dunwich Horror.” Behind them is perhaps Letty’s (usually invisible) monster-like son named John-Divine. The overall composition is reminiscent of the famous painting American Gothic by Grant Wood.
The upper person is HP Lovecraft; the lower one is Providence protagonist Robert Black.
It’s not entirely clear who this is – perhaps the High-Priest Not To Be Described from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath.