A 2013 open access item in The Comics Grid: journal of comics scholarship, “‘Should we not also speak of Art as Magic?’: A Review of Alan Moore and the Gothic Tradition”, includes an account of a chapter in the book on Moore and Lovecraft…

Concluding with an obvious yet essential illustration of the relationship between Moore, Lovecraft and the Gothic, Green’s ‘A darker magic: heterocosms and bricolage in Moore’s recent reworkings of Lovecraft’ investigates the recent Neonomicon. It results in an examination of Moore’s accentuation of Gothic tropes — fear of the past and excessive knowledge — through psychogeography. The Neonomicon (2010–2011), Lovecraft’s texts, and the Gothic tradition are seen as possibly dangerous ‘heterocosms’, as intertextual bricolage that make ‘other worlds’: but ‘the fact that a particular world can be imagined, does not necessarily mean that it should be brought into being’”

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