It's always inspiring to see someone truly relish their work, even if it's H.P. Lovecraft's psychopathic physician, Dr. Herbert West, who's up to his insane old tricks in Dynamite's wicked new four-issue Reanimator miniseries. The mad scientist with a serious God complex, first seen in Lovecraft's 1922 short story Herbert West - Reanimator, is set to revive a menagerie of crazy creatures with his syringes of glowing undead elixirs, this time in gloomy old New Orleans. Written by Keith Davidsen with art by Randy Valiente, it joins a crowded corner of the medical horror comic-book market, fortified for success with the prestige of a marquee name like the legendary Lovecraft.
Here's the official synopsis from Dynamite:
Dr. Herbert West, The Reanimator, returns! Setting up shop in New Orleans, the brilliant Dr. West continues his life's work: the revival of the dead by purely chemical means. To accomplish this task, he recruits Susan Greene, a young and wide-eyed pharmacologist fascinated by his macabre experiments. Initially unfazed by West's unorthodox practices (including how he funds his research - by selling zombie brain fluid as a narcotic), Susan may regret her scientific curiosity as sinister forces - those aligned with the Elder Gods and Haitian Voodoo - begin to align against the Reanimator! Dynamite Entertainment proudly resurrects The Reanimator, H.P. Lovecraft's notorious mad scientist, in a fear-fraught four-issue miniseries! Take what you love best about the television shows Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, throw in Cthulhu tentacle terror and backwater Louisianan superstition, and you have the all-new horror comic hit of 2015!
Check out this shocking preview with variant covers by Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, Tim Seeley and Andrew Magnum below and tell us if it's something you might experiment with when Reanimator #1 hits the shelves on April 8, 2015.
(Via Dread Central)