Dynamite announced the return of Reanimator in Reanimator: World of Cthulhu – The Eternal Lie Part Two by writer Cullen Bunn and artist Blacky Shepherd. The horror book is available exclusively on Kickstarter starting today.



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The hotly anticipated second chapter of The Eternal Lie is here, following a hit first chapter which is also being offered separately or as an add-on in this new campaign. The horror epic is set immediately following the conclusion of H.P. Lovecraft’s original “Herbert West – Reanimator” short story. Though in the original story readers must presume Doctor West to be dead, nothing can keep him down. Which is where Bunn and Shepherd’s new story begins, with him traveling to the infamous town of Innsmouth, the center point of much of the wider Lovecraft tapestry. A diabolical cult has stolen his reanimation serum, and it being in someone else’s hands is almost or even more terrifying than in West’s.

Horror and Lovecraft fans will want to check out the 48-page prestige format book, featuring premium cardstock covers, all drawn by Shepherd. Collectors can pick their favorite or get all four in a discounted combo deal.


Reanimator himself is featured on the main cover, while Dynamite fan-favorites Vampirella and Lady Demon grace the others. Fans can also check out fun collaborations with Rockin’ Robbie Billups of the Pop Culture Philosophers YouTube channel and one featuring legendary Philadelphia comics retailer Fat Jack’s Comicrypt. Shepherd is also available to do “remarque” illustrations on covers. The one-of-one original artwork for these covers is also available for “collectors who want a true grail piece!”


And if you are looking for add-ons? The first volume is being offered for those who missed it, including its several alternate variants as well as digital packs of horror graphic novels from the library, featuring a range of iconic properties and characters. There is also a limited edition trading card set that can be stacked onto any tier, and superfans can look for shirts and original art. Finally, Lovecraft lovers can grab Dynamite’s acclaimed Reanimator board game, and check out updates on a sketch cards option.

“I’m excited to be returning to the world of Reanimator, especially while working with my pal and terrific artists Blacky Shepherd, doubly excited in that we’re doing something with the character that hasn’t been done before! We started down a terrifying path in the first story. Now, we’re taking that tale to its cosmic conclusion!” stated Bunn in a statement.
“I’m always excited to work with Cullen, especially on the Herbert West character. When I read the way the first volume of ‘The Eternal Lie’ concluded, I needed to know how the whole story ended. Cullen didn’t just end Volume 1 with a cliffhanger, he doused it in gasoline, set it on fire, and drove it off the edge… at that point, it’s really about seeing how much death and destruction he leaves in the wake, and how much is left of the characters after they’re done being put through the thresher!” said Shepard.


To check out the campaign for Reanimator: World of Cthulhu – The Eternal Lie Part Two, follow the link here.