This is a book comprised of original stories written by some of today's best authors featuring Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, the detective in the Edgar Allen Poe classic, Murders in the Rue Morgue. Authors such as Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry,Weston Ochse and Mike Carey, among others, have contributed to the anthology.
Here's a description of the book and a look at the story from the book by Mike Carey...
"Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ introduced the world to its first literary detective, Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, and established many literary devices used in future fictional detectives, including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. Now Dupin’s legacy continues in brand-new tales of ratiocination, mystery, and the macabre. Experience the further exploits of Dupin as he faces enemies both human and otherworldly; follow the adventures of his grandson, the Pinkerton detective; learn the fate of Dupin’s great-granddaughter; discover how Dupin connects his creator, Poe, with Sherlock Holmes; and more! This anthology include the original 1841 story and Clive Barker’s sequel, ‘New Murders in the Rue Morgue’, along with original stories by Joe R. Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, Weston Ochse, Mike Carey and many more."
The Sons of Tammany
My name is Thomas Nast. I’m sixty-two years old, and to be honest I don’t expect to be able to hold up my hand after another year’s seasonal turnings and returnings to say I’m sixty-three. I’m dying, at long last. And death dissolves all the bonds of obligation except the ones I owe to God. That being the case, I feel like I’m free at last to talk about the events of August 1870, which formerly I had held back from doing on account of they implicate a whole lot of people in a whole lot of queasy doings, and I couldn’t really back up what I was saying with anything you might count as actual proof.
But when a man’s staring straight down the barrel of his nunc dimittis, and the writing’s not just on the wall but on the face that stares back at him out of the mirror, he stops fretting about the legal niceties and starts to think about setting the record straight. Which is what I aim to do.... link
Sounds like it could make a great comic anthology. The Murders in the Rue Morgue illustrated by Richard Corben, then get guys like Bernie Wrightson to illustrate a story, Junji Ito, Chris Samnee, Mike Mignola, Mitch Breitweiser. Darwyn Cooke, Charlie Adlard, Moritat, Simon Bisley, Sam Keith, Emma Rios, Roland Boschi, Tony Moore, Mark Texiera...
I could go on suggesting a lot of artists that could work well in horror/mystery elements, and this would make a killer anthology collected over a year in an oversized hardcover through Dark Horse or IDW.