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Solomon Kane Volume 1: The Castle of the Devil Paperback – July 14, 2009

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Product Details

  • Series: Solomon Kane (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse (July 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595822828
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595822826
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,381,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I bought a very cheap used copy of this book, mainly because I saw Mike Mignola draw the cover art.

This is fantastic! I was really surprised at how much I loved this. Was expecting something mediocre, but it came out surprising me at every turn. For fans of Hellboy, or other paranormal investigation type of literature... you'll love this Puritan have a go at fighting creatures.
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Looking to have a trilogy of Graphic Novels comparable in quality to Robert E. Howards trilogy's for the characters "Cormac Mac Art" & "Kull", I was very interested in this trilogy! I was a bit stand offish because the cover art & chapter pages are a bit to stylized for my taste. The earlier release of the "Cormac Mac Art" trilogy is black & white "Kull" & other graphic novels containing R.E.H. characters are all in beautiful color such as the many "Conan" offerings & "Cormac Fitzgeoffrey" in "Hawks of Outremer" & Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword Volume #1 & #2 that cover many other R.E.H. characters. So I was very interested in this trilogy being the only one offering "Solomon Kane" in brilliant color!!! Well I decided to go with this trilogy instead of the black & white offerings available & I am very glad I did!!! While the covers & title pages are extremely stylized the story boards are a bit more realistic & I noticed that this seems to improve as the trilogy progresses making volume #3 the most realistic artwork out of all three books. Please understand that even though the artwork in volume #1 is more stylized it is still very good portraying motion & action very well...even evoking emotion through the artwork! While the story line may have variations from Howards poetic prose it stays true to the spirit of Solomon Kane's adventures! I am very glad I chose this trilogy to add to my Robert E. Howard Graphic Novel collection!!! I am a huge fan of Robert E. Howard's work both as a R.E.H. purest & also enjoying the extensions to his work.
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When I think of hard-to-like heroes that I still root for, the first one that comes to my mind is Robert E. Howard's adventuring Puritan, Solomon Kane. The man dresses in black and can be an absolute downer with his puritanical ways, but when it comes to fighting men and the supernatural, few stand taller, swing a sword with more authority, or shoot straighter than Solomon Kane.

Because he died at such a young age, Howard didn't get to leave as sizeable a legacy of Solomon Kane stories as fans might have wanted. In the last nearly 80 years since his debut, other authors have penned more Solomon Kane tales than Howard. Nearly all of them have been in comic form.

That venue continues in the latest graphic novel release from Dark Horse Comics: Solomon Kane: The Castle of the Devil. Hellboy-creator Mike Mignola drew the awesome cover which immediately drew my eye, and interior artist Mario Guevara kept up the tone throughout the story written by Scott Allie.

The graphic novel collects the first five issues of the new Dark Horse comics series, and I'm glad I read them in the collected edition. I couldn't imagine having to get and read this story piecemeal month by month. In fact, the book would be better read late at night when the house is quiet, or on a camping trip after everyone else has gone to bed. The atmosphere then would be a perfect reading experience.

The book opens with an excellent action sequence that shows off Solomon Kane's deadly skills to their fullest, as well as the supernatural that flavors most of the stories. Guevara's art is fantastic, and Allie shows good sense in staying off the page and letting his artist carry the weight at this point.
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I bought this based on the strength of Scott Allie's work with the Hellboy/BPRD titles, including his writing on Abe Sapien Volume 3: Dark and Terrible and the New Race of Man. I'm not familiar with the character of Solomon Kane and this volume failed to interest me in the world or the character. I think the element missing here is emotion - the characters, even the guy who was supposed to be a scoundrel, are rather straight faced. It's possible Allie was a little too beholden to the source material. The art was done in a color-over-pencils style that I personally didn't care for. If you are a looking for a disturbing, nuanced "righteous prude versus the forces of darkness" series try Guy Davis's The Marquis Volume 1: Inferno instead. Incidentally, Guy Davis designed the creepy "angels" whose appearance in the last few chapters of this series are a highlight.
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The main thing holding this collection back is the language. Roughly half of the dialogue is in German. I don't speak German. I don't have easy access to Google Translator or whatnot. So a great deal is nonsense to me. Beyond that, this is great stuff. It's a shame more readers don't know Solomon Kane. The art is terrific; nothing like the cookie-cutter superhero dreck one finds in the bargain bin at the local comic book shop. This has some extreme violence. Check it out.
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