Lovecraft achieved relatively little success as a writer in his own lifetime, and it has only been posthumously that his work – particularly his “Cthulhu Mythos” stories – has gained literary recognition and garnered a large cult following that has resulted in numerous reprints of his short stories, and merchandise that includes Cthulhu stuffed toys. His work has been hugely influential in comics.
*Earns a place in HoH as it’s not actually Cthulhu him- or itself
Prog 547’sZenith, written by Grant Morrison MBE and drawn by Steve Yeowell, featuring Iok Sotot (aka Eater of Souls/Great Old One/Dark God/Many-Angled One) v Yog-Sothoth (aka Great Old One/Many-Angled One/), a member of the fictional Lloigor race from H.P. Lovecraft’s (1890–1937) Cthulhu Mythos [not necessarily this particular image]
Although another Great Old One, Hastur, is named in the series by the same guy, the beastie pictured here (left panel) isn’t, due to the fact that: “… Its name can’t be spoken… it’s a wavelength of 430 nanometres…” – Peter St. John (aka Mandala), although we are at some point informed that it is in fact Sotot.
Morrison was referring to The Illuminatus! Trilogy (Dell Publishing, 1975), a series of three novels written by Robert Shea (1933–1994) and Robert Anton Wilson (1932–2007) containing elements of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos
Shub-Niggurath is mentioned in the same breath as Hastur but technically he’s an Outer God, and perhaps therefore in this instance his name can be physically spoken