CALL OF C’THURSDAY
In 1926, Cthulhu made his first appearance in a short story titled, “The Call of Cthulhu”. It was written by an American writer named H. P. Lovecraft and published in February 1928 in pulp magazine Weird Tales.
Lovecraft wrote many different horror stories, alongside other writers, including his friend, August Derleth. Their stories took place in the same universe and Cthulhu was a key figure throughout. Derleth later coined the term Cthulhu Mythos .
According to Wikipedia: “In his essay “H. P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos,” Robert M. Price described two stages in the development of the Cthulhu Mythos. Price called the first stage the “Cthulhu Mythos proper.” This stage was formulated during Lovecraft’s lifetime and was subject to his guidance. The second stage was guided by August Derleth who, in addition to publishing Lovecraft’s stories after his death, attempted to categorize and expand the Mythos.”
Cthulhu has made many appearances in Popular Culture.
In two of the Pirates of the Caribbean films the villain, Davy Jones bares a strong resemblance to a Cthulhu like creature.
In the Afterlife with Archie series, Cthulhu makes a rather shocking appearance in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina story line.
In a Justice League two-part episode entitled, The Terror Beyond, the main antagonist was inspired by Cthulhu but he’s called Icthultu.
and my personal favorite,
Cthulhu plays an important role in the South Park arch, Coon and Friends.
What’s your favorite appearance by Cthulhu?
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