Solomon Kane #1
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Solomon Kane #1

Writer: Scott Allie Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 24, 2008 Critic Reviews: 7
7.2Critic Rating
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  • 10
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Sep 29, 2008

    Do yourself a favor and pick up this book. These days, I know there's a temptation to wait for the trade, but in this case I feel it's highly justified to reward the creative team (and publisher) for delivering a comic book of such high quality. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jon Judy Sep 28, 2008

    And when you consider my lack of interest in the character, that's saying something. They left me wanting more when I didn't even want any to begin with. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 24, 2008

    I suspect most Conan readers will feel right at home with this series. Solomon Kane #1 is a respectable first attempt by Dark Horse, and it gives me continued hope in their numerous Robert E. Howard projects. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Sep 28, 2008

    However, this is another example of a quality Dark Horse comic product, with solid writing and artwork leading the way, as well as another great coloring job by Dave Stewart. Mario Guevera's artwork has the right style and jaggedness to convey the harsh world of Kane, and Allie uses his vast comics senses to craft a fine example of an adaptation comic. But the sticking point for me--and probably for other readers--is the rigidness of the tale and the lack of excitement in both words and pictures. I think back to the first issue of Marvel's Red Prophet, and I think my reaction to both is exactly the same. In adapting a prose work to a graphic form, both Scott Allie and Roland Brown have forgotten to make the comic their own, establishing a style that will endear both old and new fans alike. I will be back to read Solomon Kane #2 because I think this will become a good series, but I think I'll also grab the prose version of this story from my local library, just to see how I would p Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Sep 28, 2008

    Logically enough, this issue is mainly mood and setup. The characters and setting are introduced, and mysteries are set into motion, but very few questions get answered this issue. That's logical, of course, in an issue that adapts a REH short story and also sets up the characters. It will likely read better in the trade, but this is a nice setup for the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 30, 2008

    But I'm grateful - even an average Howard story is better than most. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Sep 28, 2008

    I feel bad about coming down so hard on this book, because I really wanted to love it. The character is great, providing a lot of interesting possibilities for stories, as well as for character exploration and development. Making your hero a bad-ass, sword-wielding, pistol-packing, Puritan fanatic on a mission to destroy Evil in the name of God, was daring when Howard envisioned Kane, and his stories are pretty much the founding work in pulp horror action/adventure. Allie's version, however, seems rather bloodless this time out, and I'm not sure I care enough to see if he can up the ante in the future issues. Read Full Review

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