Monday, February 10, 2014

Crossover Cover: Night of the Nyctalope

This collection of stories featuring Jean de La Hire's French pulp hero the Nyctalope, who possesses an artificial heart and can see in perfect darkness, contains a translation of the titular story by de La Hire, as well as sixteen new stories about the character, 15 of which have crossovers.  Therefore, I've written them up for the new volumes. Among the characters appearing alongside the Nyctalope here are Tarzan, Don Vito Corleone, Dean Moriarty and Sal Paradise, Father Merrin, and Gullivar Jones.


  1. What exactly where the Nyctalope's powers beside seeing in the dark? Or did he have any? I probably should read one of the stories.

  2. As far as I know, he didn't have any other superhuman powers. I've only read a couple of the original stories via the Nyctalope anthologies Black Coat has put out, but they were pretty good. They just came out with a full-length novel with the character written by the Lofficiers, so I'm planning to get that and see if there are any crossovers in it. It's apparently a sequel to one of the original stories by de La Hire, which is also included in the book.

  3. Well, seeing in the dark seemed to work for Doctor Midnight. Now he just needs Blackout bombs.

    I think Return of the Nyctalope is the book you're talking about. The Nyctalope's adventure's seem to be really far out there.

  4. And the Black Bat. :)

    Yep, Return of the Nyctalope is the one I was referring to.