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The Saga of Solomon Kane (Solomon Kane)

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From his pulp-fiction origins in Weird Tales to his latest Dark Horse incarnation, Robert E. Howard's sixteenth-century Puritan adventurer has captured the imaginations of readers for decades. Now all of the Savage Sword of Conan short stories from the 1970s are collected for the first time: equal parts comics adaptations of Howard's formative tales and inspired new chapte ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by Dark Horse Books (first published June 15th 2009)
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Quentin Wallace
Dec 16, 2014 Quentin Wallace rated it it was amazing
These are some of my favorite comics of all time (and considering Ive read thousands its high praise!) These are very eerie, dark, supernatural type stories, even more so than the Conan stories, and to me I actually enjoyed these better than most of the Conan stories. (not that Conan isn't awesome!)

These are probably the best of the Solomon Kane comics, the black and white stories from Savage Sword of Conan mostly, which were aimed at a more mature audience that allowed these stories to go a li
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Orrin Grey
Oct 15, 2009 Orrin Grey rated it it was ok
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My roommate got this for me as an early birthday present. I was very excited to read it. I just wish I could say I'd enjoyed it more.

The artwork shows more variety than I would have expected. While it's all black-and-white linework, most of it from digest-style comics of the Creepy/Eerie or Savage Sword of Conan variety (several of the stories actually are from the pages of Savage Sword of Conan), the actual styles vary surprisingly. Even the segments that are by the same artist (like a long str
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Mark
Jul 11, 2017 Mark rated it really liked it
The stories in this collection aren't as strong as the Conan one's I found but this is a must have for any fan of Conan! The last story in this is a Conan one and it's one of the best too.
James
Nov 22, 2013 James rated it really liked it
While most people know Howard more for Conan the Barbarian, I have always had more of an interest in Solomon Kane, his Puritan, overly focused adventurer who both rallies against and sometimes uses instruments of dark magic to do what he feels is just and proper. Though the book is not without flaw, it is a sizable and welcome introduction to the character in his comic book form. The art is nice, featuring work from the ever amazing Bernie Wrightson among others.

While one is, of course, better
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Rick
Jul 23, 2009 Rick rated it liked it
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Marvel produced several Solomon Kane stories for their black and white magazines. Beginning with the Roy Thomas/Ralph Reese adaptation of "Skulls in the Stars" in Monsters Unleashed #1 (August, 1973) and culminating with "Death's Dark Riders, Part Two" (The Savage Sword of Conan #220, April 1994), written by Thomas (inspired by a REH story fragment) and drawn by Colin MacNeill, Marvel published 26 stories plus two prose Solomon Kane biographies by Fred Blosser (Kull and the Barbarians #3, Septem ...more
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Dec 30, 2009 Fizzgig76 rated it really liked it
Reprints Monsters Unleashed #1, Dracula Lives! #3, Kull and the Barbarians #2-3, Marvel Preview #19, Conan Saga #50, Savage Sword of Conan #13-14, 18-20, 22, 25-26, 33-34, 37, 39, 41, 53-54, 62, 83, 162, 171, and 219-220. Solomon Kane fights evil in England and abroad. Dark Horse collects the Marvel adaptation of Solomon Kane like the Savage Sword of Conan collections and does a nice job outlining the stories. It is interesting to see a few different versions of stories like "Solomon Kane's Home ...more
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Roy Thomas is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lee's first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. He is possibly best known for introducing the pulp magazine hero Conan the Barbarian to American comics, with a series that added to the storyline of Robert E. Howard's character and helped launch a sword and sorcery trend in comics. Thomas is also known for his championing of Golden A ...more
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