Fans may have thought they'd seen a different take on Tintin yet when the first images from Steven Spielberg's upcoming CG animated film cropped up a few weeks back, but artist Murray Groat's immersion of Hergé's adventurous reporter into H.P. Lovecraft's horror tales could be the most wonderfully offbeat take on the character yet.

Groat's design skills are such that even longtime fans might mistake his mashups for lost volumes of Hergé's The Adventures of Tintin series. At first, it may seem harsh to drop Tintin and friends into Lovecraft's Herbert West--Reanimator, At the Mountain of Madness, The Shadow Over Innsmouth and The Call of Cthulhu, but considering there are four volumes, the optimistic implication is that Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock live to adventure on another day. Perhaps the creeping tales of dread even worked out for the best in the end? For the sake of untold childhood memories worldwide, it's probably best to assume so!

See all four of Groat's parody covers below:

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