I missed the campaign for the well-written (by Thomas J. Campbell) first issue, but discovered it via Comichaus – and was immediately drawn into the brilliantly illustrated (by Wayne Lowden), unique take on the eldritch horror of the Cthulhu Mythos. It’s an original, post-apocalyptic spin on the Lovecraft-originated Mythos; the Great Old Ones have risen and a pair of young siblings try to survive their journey across a dangerous new Britain, now overrun with all manner of nefarious creatures and cultists.
Where the first issue’s story gave us a look at the British countryside, the second now takes us to the coast – bringing the Deep Ones (my personal favourite Lovecraftian beasties) to the fore.
The Kickstarter campaign has a number of pledge levels with some really cool rewards for the higher tiers, including print copies of both issues, badges, art prints and bookmarks (though sadly, the t-shirt pledge level has now sold out!). It’s well worth checking out, especially if you’re a fan of cosmic horror, comic books or Lovecraft in general.
With 50% of funding reached and another month left to go on the campaign, it should absolutely fly past its target. With how good – and well received – the first issue was, I have no doubt that the second will also deliver on the promise of its very strong premise. I should also point out that you don’t just have to take my word for it on issue one – check out what plenty of other awesome people had to say about it:
Abyssal Albion #2’s Kickstarter campaign ends on 7th May 2021. You can check out – and back – the project here.
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