The Chronicles Of Solomon Kane

The Chronicles Of Solomon Kane Back, Ye Minions Of Hell In The Name Of The Lord And Solomon Kane Continuing In The Vein Of The Successful Chronicles Of Conan Collection Series, Dark Horse Is Expanding Its Robert E Howard Reprint Line By Presenting All Of The Original S And S Marvel Color Comic Books Featuring Solomon Kane In One Awesome Volume This Graphic Novel Features The Landmark Stories The Mark Of Kane And Fangs Of The Gorilla God, By Roy Thomas And Howard Chaykin, And The Entire Sword Of Solomon Kane Mini Series, By Ralph Macchio And A Host Of Talented Artists Including Mike Mignola, Al Williamson, Bret Blevins, John Ridgeway, And Others From The French Countryside To The Black Forest In Germany, From England To Africa, Follow Robert E Howard S Solemn, Driven Puritan, Solomon Kane, As He Cuts A Path Of Vengeance Across The Globe

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

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  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • The Chronicles Of Solomon Kane
  • Roy Thomas
  • English
  • 14 August 2017
  • 9781595824103

10 thoughts on “The Chronicles Of Solomon Kane

  1. says:

    The Reformation comes alive Puritan ass kicker Solomon Kane because of his religious convictions is no longer welcome in his native England, so he travels around the known world beating up Papists and Infidels when and where ever the good lord wills it Amen He also runs into pirates, vampires, man bats Fact Africa was plagued by both vampires and Man bats in the 1500 s and werewolves His beliefs are put to the test when he encounters and is saved by an African voodoo priest, who s magic runs counter to what the good book says Zounds Robert E Howard, best known for creating Conan, was given the Marvel comics treatment via Solomon Kane twice once in the early seventies by Roy Thomas, then again in the eighties by Ralph Macchio Aside from two tales by Macchio, all were adaptations of existing Howard stories.Interestingly, you can compare Thomas and Macchio s re working of the same story, Red Shadows Howard s tale of Kane s pursuit of justice across continents Thomas tacks on a different beginning and I almost thought I was reading a different story when I started Macchio s version, which irons out some plot points that get jumbled in Thomas version.A note on the art Howard Chaykin illustrated Thomas tale Mike Mignola Mr Hellboy drew one of Macchio s renderings.Bottom Line If you dig pulpy swashbuckling stories with the added monster or two, this one s for you.

  2. says:

    There is some lovely old school art in this collection and it certainly is a unique perspective and setting for a story to be told but I think the era in which the books and the comics were written now shows a little too much for its own good and I found some of the elements of the book a little distracting.This is in reality a straight forwards I am an awesome god fearing swordsman adventure tale There was very little nuance to the views of Solomon and the book suffered for it As I read the book I couldn t help but wonder whether is was written to appease the god squads of the time to show them that comic were not ALL there to tempt us to Satan The choice of a puritan as the lead character seemed odd and as he travelled the world with his own brand of whiteman religious zealotry I found myself feeling uncomfortable Some of the art deals too much in racial stereotypes for my liking and there were too many fair maidens to be avenged The idea that he would be considered a god among every tribe he visited seemed off as well I happened twice in very close succession and yet it appeared from the book that the magic of the tribes he visited worked better than his own god.The language was a little too formal as well Very bible quoty It sounds like I hated the book, I didn t but the difficulties I had with it kept taking me out of the narrative The premise was new, the character seemed like a unique one but for my taste there was just too much God, too much british empire, too many racial stereotypes, an over dependance on formal language and not enough strong women Apart from that it was ace.

  3. says:

    I adore Solomon Kane and was very excited to read this collection, though I can t say I ended up caring for it all that much.The art work was fine About average for the time periods the stories came from The problem was in the actual adaptation of the stories In some ways, the stories lend themselves to the comic format rather well Pages of Howard s, admittedly wonderful, solid description ends up being a picture so the stories flow much faster.The stories also end up a little wonky because they retain the racism present in Howard s original stories, which honestly could have been worked around in the retelling, and they actually played up the Christian elements There are far mentions of Puritan persecution in this slight volume than there is in the entirety of the prose stories Also, I m not sure if the people adapting these stories were super Christian, but these stories make me think they were People preaching about God seems to be a much bigger part of these stories than it ever was in the original.Recommended for Kane purists only Anyone else should read the originals.

  4. says:

    I reread the book and really enjoyed it I must have been in a mood the first time reading it The art is great It s been retouched which might upset those readers wanting a pure experience to the original version but I didn t mind it It s definitely a lot better than the recent comic adaptations that came out.

  5. says:

    Nice art, overwritten pulp prose, weird religion race issues The usual Robert E Howard thing Great Roy Thomas Mike Mignolia art.

  6. says:

    Solomon Kane my favorite of Howard s creations now in comic book form.The Art Is very nice in this book with a number of different artists all doing good work and capturing the feel of the character and the worlds he passes through The coloring has all been redone and over all takes on a lot of dark pastels which suit the series very well Lots of greys and grey blue hues throughout with reds and oranges used mostly for punctuation of a panel or of some action.The Stories Are fun when they are not making you cringe out of shame for the handling of Africa This is one series were I read the actual stories before the comic enjoying them a lot These comic stories stay pretty true to the books with all the food and bad it entails Kane a Puritan on the run from england out dispensing justice and the lords work via pistol and sword is a great character He is like Dirty Harry or The man with no name in a better wardrobe and with better dialogue He is relentless and superhuman in his fighting prowess We are both shown this and told this told maybe a bit then we need to be The stories here which include a one off from the 70s along with an 80s mini series are very fun The only real damper is the depiction of Africa and its people Thankfully we are shown it has both food and bad people but what we are not shown much are capable people What we do see are a lot of savages in need of this great white hopes aid That does not play as well in this day and age and I could see how black readers especially could be turned off by the series Knowing the era this came out of explains it and at the time the lack of most peoples understanding of Africa or the people living there is part of why it was chosen by Howard It made for a perfect dark and foreboding setting that ran contrary to everything the main character was about The real kicker is we have not moved past this mentality in the 75 plus years since these types of stories where told Avatar being a very recent example of modern white man being the primitives great hope in the fight against the evil that is threatening them.Ignorant use of the continent of Africa and it s people aside Solomon Kane volume one is a very fun read for me and one I would love to see ongoing right now The character has been borrowed a lot and deserves its own due Vampire hunter D and hammer films I am looking at you as prime examples of blunt Kane stories sans Kane.

  7. says:

    Bew hrte Dark Horse Qualit tDieser Sammelband, der zwei Marvel Premiere Ausgaben aus den 70ern und die Solomon Kane Miniserie mit 6 Ausgaben aus den 80ern b ndelt, hat meines Erachtens zwei Highlights, die ihn ber die Masse der sonstigen Dark Horse Sammlungen herausheben.Erstens, das interessante Gegen berstellen der alten Roy Thomas Version von Red Shadows und der 10 Jahre sp ter erschienenen von Ralph Macchio Sehr nett zu sehen, wie sich die Comicwelt zeichnerisch, aber auch beim Plotting weiterentwickelt hat.Zweitens, die Ausgabe, die von Mike Mignola gezeichnet wird Ich bin ein Mignola Fan, und auch wenn diese Zeichnungen noch weit von Hellboy entfernt sind, erkennt man doch schon das Potenzial, das in ihnen steckt viel Schwarzraum, gl hende Augen im Dunkel, sehr atmosph rische Charakterisierungen den portugiesischen Piraten finde ich besonders gelungen Ein sehr eigener und erkennbarer Stil, den die anderen Zeichner Ridgway, Bogdanove, Chaykin und Blevins nicht erreichen, deren Werke eher einheitlich wirken und kaum zu unterscheiden sind Doch auch sie schaffen es, die d stere Stimmung der Originalgeschichten ins Comicmedium zu transferieren.Die Aufmachung ist im inzwischen sehr ausgereiften Chronicles Stil von Dark Horse da gibt es wirklich nichts zu meckern in Bezug auf Bindung, Papier und Druck einige wenige Seiten sind etwas verwischt worden, vielleicht ist das aber auch nur mein Exemplar.Tolle Umsetzung des R.E Howard Helden in Bildern diese Reihe gef llt mir deutlich besser als die Kull Reihe oder die sp teren Conan Comics.

  8. says:

    I have previously lamented the fact that the excellent 1985 series The Sword of Solomon Kane remained uncollected Dark Horse remedies my complaint in The Chronicles of Solomon Kane, which contains all six issues of the series plus the Solomon Kane stories from Marvel Premiere Produced by an impressive array of talent Roy Thomas, Ralph Macchio, Howard Chaykin, Brett Blevins, John Ridgeway, Al Williamson, Sandy Plunkett, Kevin Nowlan, Jon Bogdanove, and Mike Mignola , The Chronicles of Solomon Kane reprints the extant of the Marvel s superior full color renditions of Robert E Howard s dour Puritan hero.

  9. says:

    This volume collects a two volume series called The Mark of Kane and a later six issue miniseries called The Sword of Solomon Kane Despite scripts by Roy Thomas, the former is a little on the cheesy side, but I was pleasantly surprised by the Sword of Solomon Kane series With only six issues to work with, I found it baffling that they spent time making a few original stories one called The Prophet was particularly sleight and disappointing, despite excellent Mike Mignola artwork rather than sticking with adaptations of the original Robert E Howard short stories, but the comic versions of Red Shadows, Hills of the Dead, and Wings in the Night were well done.The highlight of this volume was the characterization, however While the authors of the current Dark Horse series seem to be struggling with how to present Kane, the staff of this old Marvel comic got him right Dour, vengeful, and above all driven While I wouldn t recommend this volume as an introduction to the adventures of Solomon Kane, it s certainly worth a look for those already familiar with the character.

  10. says:

    It was great to go back and revisit these stories which hold up very well in my opinion The artwork Mike Mignola, Bret Blevins, Howard Chaykin, Al Williamson, among others is all perfect for the tone of these stories Ralph Macchio really gets the character and does a couple of his own stories based on the Robert E Howard character And Faith, Undying a werewolf friendship story, comes across much better than The Prophet but in all of them the core of the character comes through and I m reminded why I loved these stories when I first encountered them In the introduction, Macchio says What appealed to me about the dour Puritan was that he was so many things I was not which certainly makes sense to me.

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