The Many-Angled Ones

I admit my first exposure to the “Many-Angled Ones” was via Dan Abnett’s and Andy Lanning’s Realm of Kings.  They are, by the way, two of the best comic book authors on the freakin’ planet.  In Realm of Kings, the Many-Angled Ones are the cosmic overlords of the “Cancerverse,” a universe where Death itself has become extinct.  Sound familiar?  Perhaps this will help: “That is not dead which can eternal lie, and in strange eons even death may die.”

I was unaware at the time that the Many-Angled Ones is actually an older reference to Cthulhu mythos deities.  Apparently Grant Morrison coined the term during a run on Britain’s 2000AD comic.  He uses the term as another name for Lloigor.  Other British authors have used the term since, and it’s quite fitting for Lovecraftian horrors that inhabit dimensions greater in number than ours.

Learn something new everyday, I suppose.

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