Published on February 1st, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning

An adorable slice of life manga with an eldritch twist!

Dark Horse Manga invites cat lovers across the cosmos to experience a new take on the eldritch horrors of Lovecraftian lore in Cthulhu Cat! A one-shot, full-color gag manga from Pandania (The Evil Secret Society of Cats, Yokai Cats), this collection is a charming tribute both to Lovecraft’s stories and love of cats. This new English edition is translated by Zack Davisson (Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan, H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness) and lettered by Steve Dutro (Plants vs. Zombies, H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness).

An ordinary Japanese high school student takes home an abandoned supernatural cat left in a cardboard box. Maybe he shouldn’t have meddled with kitties beyond human comprehension—after all, it had tentacles where its whiskers should have been! But it’s too late now. With no Elder Sign on the cat door, soon the pick of the Mythos litter starts to invade his house, as furry and feline versions of Hastur, Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep, and other adorable Lovecraftian horrors blast his mind, whisper impossible secrets, and generally get underfoot!

Ph’nglui mglw’nfah Cthulhu Cat R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagnya!

(“In his house in R’lyeh dead Cthulhu Cat waits dreaming, meow!”)

Cthulhu Cat arrives in trade paperback (136 pages, 5.75″ x 8.25″) on bookstore shelves September 17, 2024 and comic shops September 18, 2024. Pre order at your  local comic shopbookstoreAmazon or Barnes and Noble for $14.99.

Praise for other works from Pandania:

“All of the illustrations are very similar to what’s happening on this cover. The cats and people are drawn pretty cartoony with small button eyes, but Pandania still manages some great expressiveness.”—The Graphic Library

“Pandania’s manga also features some exceptionally cute art. All the animals are drawn in a semi-chibi style, which means they’re all adorable and expressive. Along with the accessories and details all the main characters have, this means each one is brimming with personality that jumps off the page, making it impossible to not fall in love the second they’re introduced.”—CBR

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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