Recorded on January 26, 2014.
Episode 266: Solomon Kane
A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer’s murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.
Music by Man or Astroman? and Witchfinder General
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Time – 56:39 min. / File Size – 28mb
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I just visited the site to see if there were any comments or anything and saw the Solomon Kane post and, I kid you not, my first thought was, “When did we ever watch Solomon Kane?”
I would make a stoner joke, but SOLOMON KANE is just that forgettable.
Robert E Howard essentially never wrote origin stories. The only two things about youthful Conan are “The Frost Giant’s Daughter” (where he essentially tries to rape a goddess on a battle field, as all young men would like to do) & one where it says his mother gave birth to him on the battlefield, but there’s no quest (or mention) of his slain parents in the real REH stuff.
“Skulls in the Stars” & “The Moon of Skulls” are probably the two most memorable REH things. You can probably find free audio books of them on Archive.org or YouTube.
Allegedly Solomon Kane was REH’s favorite one of his own characters.
Maybe we can do a special-sode where we read my recently found favorite Valiant comic, the issue of Bloodshoot about him going on vacation.
The Kurt Busiek-written Conan comics had a continuing side story about young Conan, beginning with “Born on a Battlefield”. Even after Busiek left the book, there were additional chapters still being published. I think he also adapted “Frost Giant’s Daughter” in his second issue.
I really liked that Conan book.