Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained
|Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained|
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics|
|Publication date||June - September, 2002|
|Number of issues||4|
|Main character(s)||Charles Fort
H. P. Lovecraft
|Dark Horse||ISBN 1-56971-781-8|
|Titan Books||ISBN 1-84023-579-9|
Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained is a Dark Horse Comics comic book limited series created by writer Peter Lenkov and artist Frazer Irving. It should not be confused with the 1971 biographical study Charles Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained by Damon Knight, which apart from the title has no connection with the comic book series.
Fort, featuring the fictional adventures of the famed anomalist Charles Fort is a four-issue miniseries written by Peter Lenkov, with art by Frazer Irving. The series was released monthly between June and September 2002 by Dark Horse Comics.
It's 1899 and as the end of the century draws near a strange killer lurks on the streets of New York. However, only famed anomalist Charles Fort's careful analysis of his news clippings reveals the pattern and further investigation revels some strange findings. At the same time he is monitoring some strange shooting stars, ably assisted by H.P. (a young H. P. Lovecraft) which leads to his encounter with an alien. Falsely accused of the murders, he has to team up with the extraterrestrial and find the real killer.
Charles Fort was an early twentieth century American writer, philosopher and anomalist. In four books, between 1919 and 1932, he catalogued thousands of reports of anomalous phenomena, making important early contributions to ufology, cryptozoology and parapsychology.
The series has been collected into a trade paperback:
- Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative (2002): Peter Lenkov for his work on Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained (runner-up)
Charles Fort also features prominently in:
- He also appeared in comic form in the pages of the short-lived The Searchers, as well as performing narrator duties in the Paradox Press/DC Comics anthology volume The Big Book of the Unexplained, DC Comics The Big Book of the Unexplained at DCComics.com.
- Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained at the Comic Book DB