Solomon Kane Volume 1: The Castle of the Devil

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Dark Horse, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 142 pages
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Robert E. Howard's vengeance-obsessed Puritan begins his supernatural adventures in the haunted Black Forest of Germany in this 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 for miles around. Something far worse than the devilish baron and the terrible, intelligent wolf that prowls the woods lies hidden in the ruined monastery beneath the baron's castle, where a devil-worshiping priest died in chains centuries ago.

• This team's debut Kane story is available for free at

• "Solomon Kane is one of the toughest Robert E. Howard heroes to adapt to the comics page, but Scott Allie and Mario Guevara have done a stunning job. Unsettling, moody and eerily beautiful, their Kane is absolutely worthy of his creator."—Kurt Busiek

• Collects the Solomon Kane five-issue miniseries.

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Excellent in concept, execution, prose and art. - Goodreads
But the writing was very choppy. - Goodreads
For the art work alone it deserves 5 stars. - Goodreads
The artwork is beautiful and fits t - Goodreads
... crow As far as the story & plot are concerned. - Goodreads

Review: Solomon Kane: The Castle of the Devil (Solomon Kane)

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Dark Horse's 2009 adaptation of Robert E. Howard's puritan adventurer against all things evil, demonic and papist. The story is a nice bit of horror with some decent characterisation and some ... Read full review

Review: Solomon Kane: The Castle of the Devil (Solomon Kane)

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Excellent in concept, execution, prose and art. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Allie writes and edits comics and stories for Dark Horse Comics and other publishers. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Melinda and their phantom cat, Shadow.

MIKE MIGNOLA is best known as the award-winning creator/writer/artist of "Hellboy". He was also visual consultant to director Guillermo del Toro on both "Hellboy "and "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army "films. He also co-authored (with Christopher Golden) the novels "BALTIMORE, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier" "and the Vampire "and" Joe Golem and the Drowning City". Mignola lives in southern California with his wife, daughter, and cat.

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