Saturday, September 17, 2011

National Back Issue Month, Day 17

Issue 2, October 2008.
The recent cool, fall-like weather seems a perfect fit for European pulp heroes such as Conan-creator Robert E. Howard's Solomon Kane, especially as envisioned in Dark Horse Comics series of miniseries, the first of which was published in 2008. Issue two (pictured above) takes place in Germany, and finds the Puritan devil hunter Solomon Kane embroiled in a mystery involving wolves, occult sacrifices and "The Castle of the Devil." As s often the case with Kane adventures, things are rarely as they seem--as evidenced by the skull with three eye-sockets...

Though only published sporadically in brief runs of three to six issues apiece, Howard's Solomon Kane character is still being occasionally brought to life by Dark Horse, but never so evocatively as in this first miniseries.

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