Solomon Kane Returns!

From the pen of Conan creator Robert E. Howard comes Solomon Kane, a two-fisted puritanical adventurer from another era.

Solomon Kane #1 cover

Solomon Kane #1 cover

Robert E. Howard’s vengeance-obsessed puritan begins his supernatural adventures in the haunted Black Forest of Germany in this five-issue adaptation of Howard’s “The Castle of the Devil.”

When Solomon Kane stumbles upon the body of a boy hanged from a rickety gallows, he goes after the man responsible–a baron feared by the peasants from miles around. Something far worse than the devilish baron or the terrible, intelligent wolf that prowls the woods lies hidden in the ruined monastery beneath the baron’s castle, where a devil-worshipping priest died in chains centuries ago.

Dark Horse’s original Conan editor, Scott Allie, writes the series, with art by Mario Guevara and Dave Stewart, who reinvents his revolutionary color technique from Conan.

I first learned of this character thanks to a Marvel Comics maxi-series back in the day. A pulp hero from Weird Tales, the gloomy hero out-grims Wolverine and makes nearly any modern tough guy character pale in comparison. I’m overjoyed that Solomon Kane is back and hope that this limited series brings more readers to the pages of Robert E. Howard‘s prose.

Recommended:

The Savage Sword of Conan, Vol. 1
The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane
Kull: Exile of Atlantis
It’s a Man’s World: Men’s Adventure Magazines, The Postwar Pulps

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2 thoughts on “Solomon Kane Returns!

  1. I’m a big Solomon Kane fan. I just finished reading my copy of The Savage Tales Of Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard from Ballantine Books/Del Rey. It contains all of Howard’s Kane stories, including some poems and unfinished works. Good Stuff!

    I’m looking forward to the comic mini-series as well as the movie.

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